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Christkindlmarkt has record attendance

Friday, December 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

An expanded Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, highlighted by a record number of artisans, drew 69,439 people, an all-time high, to the Christmas City this Christmas season.

The 2016 Christkindlmarkt attendance topped the previous record of 64,612, set in 2015, by 7.5 percent.

The 2016 version of Christkindlmarkt featured the first major changes at the holiday marketplace since it moved to SteelStacks in 2011. Among the enhancements this year were the addition of two new shopping...

Sacred Heart names Diabetes Coordinator

Friday, December 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital has named Michele Brinker, RN, BSN, as the new Diabetes Program Coordinator for the Hospital and HealthCare System.

Adding a Diabetes Program Coordinator allows persons with diabetes increased access to diabetes education services.

Brinker received a BSN from Cedar Crest College and is pursuing an MSN and diabetes educator certification.

For the past nine years she has been a diabetes educator, designing and implementing a diabetes program for the...

LV house sales leap 12.4 percent

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley bounced back to a double-digit increase in November, up 12.4 percent to 591 in November, compared to 526 in November 2015.

The November statistics were released Dec. 13 by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the year-to-date, closed sales have increased 7.9 percent to 7,260 from 6,726 in 2015.

Pending sales again increased, also by double digits in November, by 12.3 percent to 594 from 529 in November 2015.

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Sacred Heart receives stroke certification

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

With the certification, Sacred Heart Hospital joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet...

EMT programs

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs for those likely to respond to pre-hospital emergencies or those considering a medical career. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to test for the National Registry EMT (NREMT) credential. Minimum age of 16 is required.

Additional costs include text, NREMT testing fee, specialized equipment and clothing, which may vary depending on location of course.

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Course offered

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer emergency responder training through the Pennsylvania Department of Health in a 48-80 hour course for First Responders, those who are first on the scene of an accident or medical emergency, for emergency patient care and handling to assist ambulance and rescue personnel on scene, and to learn the basics of emergency care and patient handling.

Class are Jan. 17 - May 4, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays, LCCC Tamaqua...

Enrollment open for

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) School of Healthcare Science is accepting applications from new or enrolled students for admission for the spring or fall 2017 semester in the Medical Assistant program.

Students will no longer need to wait for admission into the program for the fall semester. Applications will be accepted for consideration of admission throughout the year, until the spring and fall cohorts are filled. Those who successfully pass the CMA exam become...

Da Vinci eyes raising $130 million for Easton science, aquarium center

Friday, December 16, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Officials of the City of Easton and the Da Vinci Science Center have announced that they have signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding to explore the feasibility of building a science center and aquarium complex in the city’s waterfront area.

Easton officials also announced an agreement to purchase the Days Inn Hotel and property at South Third Street and Larry Holmes Drive as a site for the proposed complex. The Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement of Sale were approved at...

Sacred Heart $75,000 grant provides ‘Wellness Navigator’

Friday, December 16, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital has received a $75,000 “World of Difference” grant from The Cigna Foundation for a “Wellness Navigator” who will support patients and families of the Allentown Family Practice in Sacred Heart’s Sigal Center for Family Medicine.

The Wellness Navigator is a bilingual professional who acts as a single point of contact for patients, helping them with follow-up appointments and testing and serving as a source of information on community services such as housing,...