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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.

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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...

LV house market: Air goes out of March sales winds; April sales dampen 4.3 percent

Friday, May 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley again declined in April after rebounding in March.

Closed sales decreased by 4.3 percent in April to 626 houses sold, compared to 654 in April 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the year-to-date, closed sales inched up 1 percent to 2,133 from 2,111 in 2016

Pending sales were up slightly, 5.4 percent in April to 924, compared to 877 in April 2016.

For the year-to-date, pending sales are up...

St. Luke’s University Health Network ‘Top 100 Hospital’ third year in a row

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has, for the third year in a row, been ranked one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of IBM Watson Health, in the Major Teaching Hospital category. Other winning health care leaders in that category for 2017 include Emory University Hospital, OhioHealth Doctor’s Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital.

This is the sixth time St. Luke’s has been named among the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals.

“This award...

Sacred Heart Hospital receives patient safety ‘A’ in latest review

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, has released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.

Sacred Heart Hospital was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients and the only hospital in Lehigh County awarded two consecutive “A” grades.

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Medical practitioner now at St. Luke’s

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sizhu “Melody” Liu, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), has joined St. Luke’s Medical Associates of Bethlehem, 4311 Easton Avenue.

“Melody has a robust background in adult medicine, having worked in a geriatric practice, an office setting, a hospital, and skilled nursing facilities,” Joan Holtman, the practice’s hiring regional manager, said.

Inspired by her parents’ passion for patient care and empathy for others, Liu graduated from Rutgers College of Nursing in...