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Lehigh Valley Health Network’s 31st Annual Golf Classic Raises Funds for Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute

Event proceeds help to expand research, direct care, education and physician recruitment

On June 3, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) held its 31st annual Golf Classic at Saucon Valley Country Club. This year’s event benefits Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, the region’s only nationally ranked orthopedic program and the leading provider for joint replacement surgeries and sports medicine procedures.

Three hundred golfers came out for great weather and played all three courses at Saucon Valley Country Club, the host of five upcoming USGA championships. Together, the golfers and 56 event sponsors raised a record-setting $500,000 for the Orthopedic Institute. Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer, took the opportunity to introduce Jefferson CEO Joseph G. Cacchione, MD; the two entities signed a definitive agreement to combine last month. Dr. Nester also thanked everyone in attendance for their generosity and support.

“Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute is proud to be the only nationally recognized program in the region for musculoskeletal care,” said Thomas Graham, MD, Orthopedic Institute Physician in Chief. “Our clinicians bring unparalleled experience and expertise to prevent orthopedic problems, address bone and joint injuries and disorders, and advance your performance in any life pursuit. Your support of today’s event enables us to innovate, study, develop and share the most contemporary solutions. On behalf of our 1,200 Orthopedic Institute members who are dedicated to keeping you moving, thank you.” 

Save the date for 2025 and the 32nd Annual LVHN Golf Classic: Monday, June 2, at Saucon Valley Country Club.

Our 2024 top sponsors included:

Ace Sponsors

  • Crothall Healthcare
  • Norris McLaughlin

Eagle Sponsors

  • Valley Preferred

Par Sponsors

  • Bracy Construction Inc.
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • KF Health
  • North Star Construction Management Inc.
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Birdie Sponsors

  • B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Hollis Cobb
  • PenTeleData
  • Post & Schell, P.C.
  • Service Electric Cable TV and Communications

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Your support enhances and enables our mission to heal, comfort and care for our community

As a nonprofit healthcare system, LVHN relies on the generosity of members of our community, support from local businesses and organizations, and contributions from grateful patients to elevate the level of care we provide.


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