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Friday, February 22, 2019

Pediatric unit opens at Children’s Hospital

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

A new inpatient pediatric unit has opened at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on the fifth floor of the Jaindl Family Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

The unit is part of a plan to bring services from more than 30 pediatric specialties under one roof at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.

“When a child needs hospital care, it’s a difficult time for families,” Physician-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital J....

LCCC vice president for finance appointed

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Vance E. Powers has been appointed vice president for finance and administrative services at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC).

In his position at LCCC, he will have responsibility for human resources, the business office, maintenance and facilities, and public safety.

“Mr. Powers brings a strong background in finance and depth of experience in a range of functions that will undergird core services at the college,” LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber said.

“He has...

Good Shepherd receives programs re-accreditation

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has re-accredited Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, including its unit in Monroe County and its Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem, for a period of three years.

“Health-care decisions can be difficult for patients to navigate, especially when looking for inpatient rehabilitation for conditions like stroke, traumatic brain and-or spinal cord injury. CARF accreditations provide consumers with an objective data...

Carl Billera elected GLV Realtors president

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Carl Billera, broker for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Valley Partners, Emmaus, is the new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Billera succeeds GLVR President Sean LaSalle, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Macungie.

The president of GLVR holds the position for one year. He or she is elected by a nominating committee, which consists of the past president and two directors.

“[The presidency] means a great deal and...

LVHN, Cetronia Ambulance partner on mobile stroke unit

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Cetronia Ambulance Corps have announced a jointly-operated new mobile stroke unit, said to be the first in Pennsylvania.

The mobile stroke unit will allow evaluation and treatment sooner, potentially preventing damage to the brain while the patient is transported to a stroke-certified facility like Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) - Cedar Crest’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

“Mobile stroke care could improve intervention time by up to 20 to...

Closings of house sales down slightly for 2018 in the Lehigh Valley

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley during 2018 were down slightly from the previous year, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Closings were down 0.6 percent, or 8,373 closed sales of houses in 2018, compared to 8,420 closed sales of houses in 2017.

In 2018, closed sales of houses decreased in nine of 12 month, with only January, August and October posting closed sales gains.

Pending sales were up slightly year-to-year, by 0.8 percent, or 8,...

New president named at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has announced that Frank Ford has been appointed President of St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, Allentown.

“Frank Ford has agreed to take on the role at the Sacred Heart Campus and to continue to build on the great foundation established by John Nespoli over the past decade,” St. Luke’s Chief Operating Officer Joel Fagerstrom said.

Nespoli, who joined St. Luke’s upon St. Luke’s merger with Sacred Heart HealthCare System in March 2018, has been...

Roller-skating grandmother back on her feet at St. Luke’s

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

At 57, Barbara DiMarcantonio of Martins Creek, Northampton County, knew enough to wear wrist guards when on New Year’s Eve one year ago she went to the roller rink with her granddaughter. But her skate hit something sticky or slippery on the floor, and instead of falling on her arms, her legs splayed apart.

“It sounds pretty benign,” said orthopedic surgeon Nicholas Avallone, MD of St. Luke’s University Health Network Orthopedic Care. “But she fell the wrong way and suffered a...

Geisinger St. Luke’s to fill 200 jobs at facility in 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, under construction near Orwigsburg, Berks County, and scheduled to open next year, is expected to fill 200 jobs.

Permanent positions paying family-sustaining wages and benefits include doctors, nurses, technicians and other workers. All are needed to provide the inpatient care, surgery, radiology, lab and additional services the 80-bed hospital will feature, including an emergency department, medical-surgical suites and an intensive care unit.

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