Today we celebrated a huge milestone in the construction of our first hospital in the Scranton region with the placement of one of the final beams in the steel structure. We marked the occasion with a virtual topping-off ceremony and the announcement of the hospital’s name, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Dickson City.
Virtual beam signing
Our LVHN tradition of having those involved with the project sign one of the final beams was carried on. Colleagues who have been working on LVH–Dickson City were asked to virtually sign their name by submitting their signature, which was printed and placed on a steel beam. That beam was shown being placed in the structure on LVHN’s Facebook page. Vice President of Patient Care Services Maryann Cortese-Rubino MS, RN, BSN, and Chief Medical Officer of LVH–Pocono and LVH–Dickson City William Cors, MD, both spoke during the event.
Services and facilities
LVH–Dickson City will open in spring 2022 and span more than 100,000 square feet. The hospital is physically connected to the building that serves as Coordinated Health Scranton Orthopedics. LVH–Dickson City will have an 18-bay emergency department and 24 private inpatient beds. There is also room for additional beds to be added in the future.
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence and Coordinated Health will bring nationally recognized quality surgical care to the region. Surgical and procedural programs that will be offered at this campus include spine, joint replacement, general orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, general surgery, ENT, urology, bariatric surgery and GI surgery.
Sincere thanks goes out to colleagues whose time and commitment helped make this project a reality. As always, we are #LVHNProud to call you our partners in success.
Watch the recorded topping off ceremony: