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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Macungie Officially Open March 12

First LVHN neighborhood hospital features ER open 24/7, year round

The doors of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Macungie are officially open to patients as of March 12 at 7 a.m.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) officials cut the ribbon at the new hospital on Friday (3/8) but were waiting for the green light from state Department of Health officials after final inspections.

LVH–Macungie provides more accessible health care in the region, complete with an around-the-clock emergency room.

The new hospital is on the same campus where Health Center at Macungie opened in December 2023. The site is located at 3369 State Route 100, Macungie, the location of a former Weis Markets supermarket.

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

LVH–Macungie is the first 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–Macungie with more acute medical problems, or requiring surgery, would be stabilized and transported to a larger LVHN hospital 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.

A second LVHN neighborhood hospital and health center is under construction in Gilbertsville, Montgomery County. LVH–Gilbertsville and Health Center at Gilbertsville are projected to open later this year.


Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Macungie

A licensed acute care hospital

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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