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LVHN Receives 10 Lehigh Valley Business Health Care Heroes Awards

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LVHN Receives 10 Lehigh Valley Business Health Care Heroes Awards

Each year, Lehigh Valley Business recognizes health care professionals with the Lehigh Valley Business Health Care Heroes awards. Health care professionals and organizations that receive this award provide exceptional care, make positive impacts on the community and promote innovation. This year, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and its colleagues are being recognized with 10 of these awards.

LVHN is proud to be recognized by Lehigh Valley Business as we continue our commitment to our core values: compassion, integrity, collaboration and excellence.

LVHN and its colleagues are being recognized by Lehigh Valley Business for providing exceptional care and making positive impacts

COVID–19 Hero

  • Lauren Grantz, PharmD, MBA, CSP
    Grantz played a major role in leading LVHN’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy. She helped to implement a plan that ensured vaccines were distributed efficiently and effectively. Because of her efforts, more than 600,000 COVID-19 doses have been administered.
  • Elizabeth Page, HNL Lab Medicine
    Page, a specimen management supervisor for HNL, has served in her role for over 20 years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked countless hours to ensure all COVID-19 samples were tested accurately and efficiently. Her colleagues describe her as kind, considerate, patient, and willing to go above and beyond for her colleagues and the community.
  • Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest
    The COVID-19 pandemic brought challenges to health care professionals around the globe, and the 101 colleagues who are part of the MSICU weathered the storm with strength, courage and compassion. These colleagues provide care for the Lehigh Valley’s sickest patients, and despite numerous challenges, each team member offered compassionate care and encouragement to patients and one another.

Health Professional Hero

  • Leigh Ehrlich, CPA, CHFP, MBA
    Ehrlich leads LVHN’s response to the pandemic’s effect on finances. Her steadfast leadership has been paramount to reduce costs while sustaining operations, without impacting staffing levels or patient care.

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Cathy Leffler, HNL Lab Medicine
    As a clinical site educator for HNL Lab Medicine, Leffler prepares students for the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification exam. Leffler has served in this role since 2011. She says it’s important to train the next generation of histotechnicians and loves serving as a mentor to her students.

Nurse Hero

  • Melissa Hosni, RN, BSN
    Hosni serves as a registered nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg and is revered by her patients for going the extra mile in providing high-quality, compassionate care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosni helped two of her patients safely connect with family while they were being treated for COVID-19, and they were able to celebrate special occasions from a distance thanks to her support and planning.
  • Maureen McDonough, MSN, CEN
    As the director of patient logistics, McDonough and her team managed the impact of COVID-19 patient surges. She also played a key role in opening LVHN’s new Capacity Command Center, which serves as a communications and monitoring hub that can assess real-time conditions at every LVHN hospital. 

Physician Hero

  • Alex Benjamin, MD

    Benjamin serves as LVHN’s Chief Infection Control and Prevention Officer and has guided LVHN through the COVID-19 pandemic with steady leadership and firm expertise. He was also part of a multidisciplinary team that helped to adapt LVHN’s drive-thru vaccine clinic model to fit the needs for COVID-19. As a result of his contributions, more than 600,000 vaccine doses have been administered to colleagues and the community.  

Volunteer Hero

  • Theresa “Terrie” Graczyk
    With more than 2,450 hours of volunteer service with LVHN, Graczyk takes great pride in sharing her talent and expertise with LVHN. She offers her time to LVHN’s DAISY Award program, hematology and oncology outpatient clinic, volunteer services department and the Veteran Health Program at Valley Health Partners Community Health Center.  

Workplace Wellness Hero

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
    LVHN is the region’s largest and most progressive health network, and its leaders are committed to improving the health and wellness of all colleagues. To aid in this goal, My Total Health, a wellness program, was launched in 2018 to provide opportunities for all colleagues to focus on physical, mental, emotional, financial and social wellness. More than 9,000 colleagues have participated in the program.

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