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New LVHN Hospital Campuses for Carbon County and Dickson City

Bringing the next level of care closer to home

Two new Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Hospital campuses will open this spring in Lehighton in Carbon County and Dickson City in Lackawanna county, bringing LVHN’s renowned expertise and high-quality, compassionate care closer to home for residents living in these two communities.

Both campuses have many features in common that will benefit patients and health care professionals alike. A full-service acute medical and surgical hospital connected to a health center at each site will provide streamlined inpatient and outpatient services at one convenient location.

The hospitals include operating rooms, emergency rooms (ERs) and helipads, allowing critical patients to be transported quickly to other hospitals as required. In addition, each hospital will be equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging technologies and provide the latest technologies in digital health, including secure virtual care and electronic medical records. Beyond these similarities, each hospital has a different area of focus that best addresses the needs of its respective communities.

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Carbon

LVH Carbon

The LVH–Carbon campus is located on Route 443 in Lehighton.

Services in the medical office building will include neurology, endocrinology, pulmonology, rheumatology, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, infectious diseases and diagnostic testing.

The hospital has been busily recruiting highly skilled health care professionals across a range of clinical care areas.

The ER will be staffed 24/7 by the same providers who offer care at LVH–Cedar Crest’s ER.

LVH–Carbon patients will also gain access to surgeons from Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, trained in 13 robotic specialties, and cardiovascular specialists from Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute.

Individuals with cancer will benefit from access to specialists from Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance. Through this alliance, community providers tap into MSK’s world-class oncology expertise, and individuals with cancer have opportunities to participate in an array of the most leading-edge clinical trials not available at other hospitals in the region.

“We know LVHN has a great reputation in the community because thousands of people have been leaving Carbon County every year to receive care at LVHN hospitals,” says Terrence Purcell, President of LVHN’s Northwest Region, which includes hospitals in Hazleton, Schuylkill and Carbon.

“We’re excited the new hospital will mean residents can access top-quality care much more conveniently.” “Family and community are essential parts of patient recovery,” says Lawrence Riddles, MD, LVHN Regional Chief Medical Officer. “It’s going to be a huge benefit for families not to have to travel far to take loved ones to the hospital for procedures or outpatient appointments for labs and imaging

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Dickson City

Dickson City

The LVH–Dickson City campus is located at 334 Main St. in Dickson City. This campus will specialize in surgery and include emergency care. The helipad will be close by for times when a higher level of care is needed. Among the advanced imaging offerings, the campus will have 3-tesla MRI, the fastest diagnostic MRI technology available. Other services provided by Delta Medix will be offered 4 miles away from the hospital campus.

Orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation services will continue to be a significant focus of the hospital, building on the 25-year legacy of award-winning orthopedic care provided by Coordinated Health Scranton Orthopedics, which LVHN acquired in December 2019. The current Coordinated Health facility will become the new health center. The orthopedic walk-in injury center, with no appointments required, is already a big hit with people needing urgent care for musculoskeletal issues.

“We know from focus-group research that residents and providers living in the area are looking for the high-quality care, experience and convenience that our new LVHN hospital will deliver,” says John Fletcher, Interim President of LVH–Pocono. “Our team of talented health care professionals will be a combination of contracted services and providers that currently practice in Lackawanna County.”

“The new world-class hospital will offer coordination of a number of different services, all at one beautiful facility, delivering high-quality care from a medical provider that is well established and has a great reputation in the community,” says William Cors, MD, Chief Medical Officer of LVH–Pocono and LVH– Dickson City. “Having presurgical care, surgery, postsurgical care and rehabilitation all on one campus will be a big plus for Dickson City residents.”

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