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Good Shepherd Physical Therapy opens new Northampton location

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

Good Shepherd Physical Therapy - Northampton has relocated to a larger facility, Suites D and E, 1825 Franklin St., Northampton.

It’s one of more than 60 facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey operated by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.

Good Shepherd Physical Therapy - Northampton offers rehabilitation services, from vestibular rehabilitation to headache therapy. Additional rehabilitation specialties include back-neck injuries, concussions, neurological conditions and...

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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First Temple U. School grad hired by St. Luke’s Network

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

Marissa Cohen Zwiebel, MD, a new emergency room physician at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus, is a familiar face to many at St. Luke’s University Health Network. She was a student in the first class to graduate from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University-St. Luke’s University Health Network in May 2015.

After graduation, Dr. Zwiebel completed her three-year residency in emergency medicine at St. Luke’s. Now she and her husband, whom she met while she was in medical school,...

Christkindlmarkt 2018 set record of 90,000 visitors

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

More than 90,000 visitors attended Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, the holiday marketplace at SteelStacks in Bethlehem weekends from Nov. 15-Dec. 23, setting a new attendance record for the event. Total 2018 attendance was 92,297, up nearly four percent over the previous record of 88,923 set in 2017.

Celebrating its 26th year, Christkindlmarkt included a record number of artisans and vendors, more than 200 in all, including 48 who were at the market for the first time.

There were...

Banana Factory project receives $150,000 grant

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Bethlehem’s SouthSide community, artists and area youth education programs will be the beneficiaries of a $150,000 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) grant awarded to ArtsQuest by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that ArtsQuest will receive a $150,000 Special Projects Program (SPP) grant to be used toward the redevelopment and expansion of the current Banana Factory Arts Center...

Ben Franklin to invest $220,000 in area firms

Friday, January 4, 2019 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 $220,000 in support of regional economic development.

BFTP-NEP announces the following early-stage company investment that are provided in the form of loans with warrants.Those in the Lehigh Valley Press circulaton area include:

Skillion, LLC, Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem. Ben Franklin Investment: $40,000. Complete development of Skillion’s...

Lehigh Valley Health Network annual meeting: 2018 income up 1.3 percent to $35.1 million

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) released its annual report at its 2018 Community Annual Meeting Dec. 5 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.

Operating income, or the amount reinvested into facilities and services in fiscal year 2018, was $35.1 million, or a margin of 1.3 percent.

Acute admissions, emergency visits, ExpressCARE visits, and doctor visits increased compared to fiscal year 2017, with ExpressCARE visits up 35 percent and doctor visits increasing 17...