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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Gilbertsville Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Neighborhood hospital will feature 24/7 emergency room

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) officials today cut the ribbon on LVHN’s first neighborhood hospital in the tri-county region – Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Gilbertsville.

The new hospital will begin serving patients soon, following the green light from state Department of Health officials after final inspections.

LVH–Gilbertsville will provide more accessible health care in the region, complete with an around-the-clock emergency room.

The opening completes the first part of the new Gilbertsville medical campus. The Health Center at Gilbertsville will open later this summer. Health center services will include adult and pediatric rehabilitation, breast health services, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac and nuclear testing, cardiology, HNL Lab Medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, physiatry, primary care, pulmonology and rheumatology. Obstetrics and gynecology service are expected to be available early next year.

The campus is located at 1109 Grosser Road, in Gilbertsville, Douglass Township.

The new hospital and health center fill a need by creating a medical campus and health care services not currently available in the region.

Community leaders and LVHN officials, including Michael Rossi, MD, Executive Vice  President and Chief Clinical Officer for LVHN, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at LVH–Gilbertsville on Friday (6/7).

“LVH–Gilbertsville is part of our continuing effort to bring world-class health care to you, making it more convenient than ever to get the expert help you need, when you and your families need it,” Dr. Rossi said. “Overall, LVHN is growing to meet community needs for care and convenience across the areas we serve. That means hiring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to be there when you need us, in places like our neighborhood hospitals and their adjacent health centers.”

LVHN is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, marking a historic milestone and looking to the future. “Health care doesn’t stand still and neither do we,” Dr. Rossi said.

Holly Badali, President, Neighborhood Hospitals, LVHN, said the health network’s standard of compassionate, leading-edge health care is unmatched in this region. “You’ll see it in everyone who helps and treats you at LVH–Gilbertsville,” she said.

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Gilbertsville is the second of several neighborhood hospitals LVHN is seeking to build in the region. It’s a stand-alone, licensed, acute care hospital, and in addition to the full-service ER with 11 beds, it features a 10-bed inpatient medical unit and ambulatory diagnostic services. The inpatient beds are for those requiring overnight hospital stays, or for additional care, observation and testing.

Someone arriving at LVH–Gilbertsville with more acute medical problems, or requiring surgery, would be stabilized and transported to a larger hospital in the region with increased care capability. Pediatric patients requiring inpatient care will routinely be transferred to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.

Other in-house hospital services include lab and imaging. Imaging services, including X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI, also are offered on an outpatient basis.

LVHN’s first neighborhood hospital – LVH–Macungie – opened in March. For more about the LVH–Gilbertsville campus, visit

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