Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Venel Institute with plans to use the world-class anatomical research and education facility to expand its teaching excellence in the region.
“As the premier health care provider in a large region in eastern Pennsylvania, we know continuous improvement means continued excellence, and adding the Venel Institute certainly fits with that mindset,” said Robert Barraco, MD, a trauma surgeon and LVHN’s Chief Academic Officer.
LVHN expects Venel will be an excellent complement to its new state-of-the-art Center for Healthcare Education in Center Valley, slated to open in February 2023. Together, they form a new regional and national health care education hub. “This will really allow us to tailor the educational content and method to a group and its needs, whoever that group may be,” said Barraco. “It will allow us to examine the educational need and fill it in the most appropriate way possible.”