The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce will honor Bob Begliomini, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), with the Frank L. Marcon Award during an awards reception at Historic Hotel Bethlehem on May 10.
LVH–Cedar Crest President Receives Frank L. Marcon Award from Bethlehem Chamber
Bob Begliomini is being recognized for his career achievements and community involvement
Recipients of this award enrich the Lehigh Valley with distinguished business careers and diverse community service.
“Receiving this award is a huge honor for me,” Begliomini says. “I wouldn’t be here without the support of my family and colleagues.”
Begliomini became president of LVH–Cedar Crest, LVHN’s largest hospital, in April 2023, but he joined LVHN more than 20 years ago when he took on a pharmacy director role. During his tenure at LVHN, Begliomini also served as a pharmacy administrator, vice president of LVH-Muhlenberg and in 2018, he took the role of president of LVH–Muhlenberg.
Under his leadership, LVH–Muhlenberg opened the Family Health Pavilion, which includes the Family Birth and Newborn Center, a Level II NICU and Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. The hospital also earned accreditation as a Level II Trauma Center. Begliomini played a large role in integrating LVH–Schuylkill, LVH–Pocono and LVH–Hazleton with LVHN between 2014 and 2016.
“I’m driven by new challenges,” Begliomini says. “But I wouldn’t be where I am today without my colleagues or the people in the community. I surround myself with people who are better than me and guide me to be a better leader and a better person.”
Begliomini is committed to making the Lehigh Valley a better place. He does this by ensuring LVHN provides exceptional care to the communities he serves and by giving his time with volunteer work. He is a sitting board member for several community organizations including ArtsQuest, Miller-Keystone Blood Center, Lehigh Township Lions Club and Suburban EMS. Begliomini also chaired the United Way committee for LVHN.
“Working with the United Way helped me to better understand the size and scope of how LVHN can help the community,” Begliomini says. “Whether it’s providing care, food or clothing, it’s our duty to step in and make a difference where we can.”
While Begliomini is an active volunteer and gives his time whenever he can, he credits his wife for showing him, his family and the community the importance of volunteer work.
“My wife has a bigger heart than anyone I know, and she’s always finding volunteer opportunities,” he says. “She understands the importance of putting others first – especially those who are in need. She’s such an inspiration to me.”
Begliomini is active with the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. He regularly attends meetings and volunteers at many community events. He was also a source of information for chamber members during meetings at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.