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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Carbon Expands to Provide More Services Closer to Home

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Carbon has expanded to meet the growing needs of the residents of Carbon County. The LVH–Carbon team cut the ribbon on a new intensive care unit and an expanded medical-surgical unit, part of a $12 million project to enhance inpatient and outpatient services.

“This is a direct response to community need,” says Christine Biege, RN, President, LVH–Carbon. “We started to plan for enhancements that would make access to care and our patient experience even better not long after our June 2022 opening.”

Since then, the hospital has exceeded most predictions for patient volumes. ER visits, hospital admissions and outpatient testing have been more than anticipated.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents of Carbon County and for the incredible support we have received from the surrounding community.” - Christine Biege, RN, President, LVH–Carbon.

The seven-bed intensive care unit and four additional medical-surgical beds will begin accepting patients Oct. 2.

LVH–Carbon also recently completed other additions and expansions at the Health Center at Carbon, located on Blakeslee Boulevard. These additions include:

  • Outpatient laboratory services
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
  • DEXA scan machine to diagnose osteoporosis
  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT) to determine how well the lungs exchange air

Breast Health Services has been relocated to the hospital campus, and technology enhancements have been implemented. In addition to the latest 3D mammography unit, the Breast Health Services location now offers automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), the only breast cancer screening technology FDA-approved for use in women (individuals born biologically female) with dense breast tissue. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, effective way to look inside the body at organs and soft tissue.

LVH–Carbon has welcomed many new physicians to the community in the past year, expanding access to a higher level of care and delivering more primary care clinicians and more clinical specialists. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents of Carbon County and for the incredible support we have received from the surrounding community,” says Biege. “We are thankful, appreciative and resolved to continue to heal, comfort and care for our community.”

LVH–Carbon comprises more than 100,000 square feet of clinical space between the hospital and adjoining health center located on Blakeslee Boulevard Drive E. in Lehighton.

The hospital deepens LVHN’s commitment to the local community, a partnership that has been in place for decades. LVHN is reinforcing its commitment to Carbon County by providing better access to more comprehensive care closer to home while still having the resources of the entire health network available.

The campus offers abundant, convenient free parking and smart charging stations for electric vehicles.

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