Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill’s Rural Family Medicine Residency program has a new name, the Walter and Irene Baran Schuylkill Family Medicine Residency Program, thanks to the generosity of their son Tony and his wife Sandy Baran.
The Schuylkill Rural Family Medicine Residency Program was announced in 2019 when the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded LVH–Schuylkill a Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grant to help launch the program. LVH–Schuylkill was the only facility in Pennsylvania to be included in the awards.
Since that time, LVH–Schuylkill and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have secured leadership, faculty, facilities and earlier this summer, welcomed its first group of residents, who now see patients in the hospital and clinic setting.
“My parents were very generous and helped many people and supported many causes in our area, much of it anonymously,” said Tony Baran. “They were proud residents of Schuylkill County and always optimistic about its future. This is our way to honor them.”