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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...

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.

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.

“The laboratory’s success is due to the...

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...

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...

LCCC professor honored for work

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

Dr. Betsy S. Swope, assistant professor of psychology at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), has been selected as a member of the second American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) “40 Under 40 Class.”

Dr. Swope was recognized at the AAWCC annual meeting April 24 in New Orleans for her efforts to create, innovate, lead and make a difference at LCCC. She is president of the college’s Faculty Association. She serves in the Academic Council and leads an accreditation...

MS Society recognizes Good Shepherd

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

The National MS Society recently designated Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network as a Partner in MS Care. The designation is given as recognition of the high quality services and specialized support that Good Shepherd provides to individuals with MS.

“A diagnosis of MS is life changing,” said Jerry Werner, Good Shepherd MS Wellness Program manager. “It is important for patients to realize that they are not alone and that specialized care and support is available to them throughout...

Lehigh Valley house sales rebound 14 percent in May

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley rebounded by double-digit percentages in May.

Closed sales increased 14 percent in May to 800 houses sold, compared to 702 in May 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the year-to-date, closed sales are up 5.2 percent to 2,960 from 2,813 in year-to-date in 2016.

Pending sales posted even stronger double-digit percentage gains, up 21.9 percent in May to 958, compared to 786 in May 2016.


LVHN liaisons with VA

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that expands care in the network for patients under the Veterans Choice Program to the health network’s inpatient hospital campuses and many Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) practices.

Under the agreement, the VA recognizes LVHN as a Veterans Choice Program provider to offer the full continuum of health services in partnership with the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical...

St Luke’s receives gynecology award

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University and Allentown campuses have received the distinguished designation as Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG™) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation.

Additionally, gynecologic surgeons, Michael Patriarco, DO, and Vincent Lucente, MD, FACS have also received the COEMIG distinction.

Dr. Patriarco is Director of the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, and Dr. Lucente is the Director of the Fellowship...