Thanks to 64 golfers and sponsors PenTeleData; Service Electric; PATHS, LLC; Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; and Hazleton Eye Specialists, $50,000 was raised at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) first golf classic at the Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf on May 8. Proceeds benefit the newly constructed Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton which opens later this summer and is part of Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute. The existing LVHN Cancer Center/LVPG Hematology Oncology–Airport Beltway will relocate its services to the new center.
Cancer rates and cancer-related mortality rates are higher in Hazleton than in Pennsylvania and the United States. That’s why it is so important that LVHN is bringing cancer care, treatment and support services to this region, under one roof.
Services to be provided at new cancer center:
- Infusion suite with private treatment rooms
- State-of-the-art linear accelerator and computed tomography simulation capabilities
- Expanded cancer-related telemedicine services
- Designated space for rotating Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute specialists
- Education center for support-group meetings and patient education