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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Phoebe Ministries announces staff changes

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Phoebe Ministries has announced changes in staffing.

Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA, was appointed Senior Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries.

McMahon provides oversight, direction, and strategy to support innovation and the delivery of services at Phoebe’s four Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

With this appointment, her role expands to include oversight of the regional support services within the organization, including rehabilitation services and dementia services and programming.

House sales in Lehigh Valley decrease 2.4 percent in June

Friday, July 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

During what is traditionally considered to be the peak house sales season, the summer months, sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley moved back to negative territory.

Closed sales decreased 2.4 percent in June to 893 houses sold, compared to 915 in June 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

At midyear 2017, closed sales are up 4 percent to 3,878 from 3,728 year-to-date in 2016.

Sacred Heart Lab gets accreditation

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory based on results of an on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Diane Guerrero, MT, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

Salisbury resident now GLVR official

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sean LaSalle, a sales associate in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, Realtors® Macungie Office, was installed as president-elect of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® (GLVR). LaSalle will work to improve the GLVR and advocate for home ownership and economic growth.

LaSalle resides in Salisbury Township with his wife, Patricia, and their two children.

Ben Franklin Tech receives $100,000 from BB&T Fund

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has received a $100,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

The funding supports the fit-out costs of a new Lehigh University “Hatchery” business incubator within the new Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) West Wing on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.

St. Luke’s launches Baby & Me mobile app

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a St. Luke’s Baby & Me mobile app to help pregnant and new moms stay informed and healthy throughout the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care.

The mobile app, which can be downloaded for free, coincides with the announcement of the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, 1425 Eighth Avenue, Bethlehem, set to open later this summer.

“The Baby & Me app is another way for patients to really connect with St Luke’s and their doctors,” explains Holli Warholic, DO, of St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare.

LVH-Muhlenberg opens Family Birth, Rehab Center

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) leaders and invited guests cut the ribbon for the opening of the Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

The four-story, 161,000-square-foot Pavilion features the Family Birth and Newborn Center on the second and third floors and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center on the first floor. The fourth floor will be shell space for future growth.

The opening marks the first time babies will be born at LVH-Muhlenberg in the Bethlehem hospital’s 55-year history.

Ben Franklin Tech invests $320,530

Friday, June 30, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $320,530 in support of regional economic development.

Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments that are provided in the form of loans with warrants:

Heudia Health, LLC, East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. Ben Franklin Investment: $50,000, to begin a sales effort in the expanding commercialization of Heudia Health’s new software platform in the Medicaid marketplace.

St. Luke’s names media director

Friday, June 30, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sam Kennedy has joined the St. Luke’s University Health Network Marketing Department, where he has assumed the role of corporate communications and media relations director.

Previously, Kennedy worked at The Morning Call, most recently covering the health beat.

Kennedy moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2003. Before that, he lived in the Bay Area of California, where he worked in the software industry before switching to journalism.

He served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa.