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Monday, April 23, 2018

Sacred Heart Hospital gets ‘A’ for Patient Safety in U.S. study

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital is one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States and the only hospital in Lehigh County to achieve this outstanding “A” grade.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

“Leapfrog’s ‘A’ designation for Sacred...

Physician assistant joins Urology Specialists

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Board-certified Physician Assistant Stephanie Marie Meehan has joined Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley, 5018 Medical Center Circle, Allentown.

As the practice’s Physician Assistant, Meehan is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide clinical assessment, patient care and treatment services for urologic patients. Her scope of practice in urology includes taking in-depth patient histories, performing physician exams, ordering laboratory and imaging studies,...

Diversity topic for LCCC talk

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Diversity Committee and Multicultural Males of LCCC will host speaker Justin Brown, founder of the Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P.), 2 p.m. April 6, Room 107, Rothrock Library, Alumni Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

D.A.P. was designed to bring a variety of different races, people and backgrounds together. The program offers siversity training as well as the development programs that stimulate the mind as well as the...

FAFSA sessions

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has scheduled FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Completion Nights) at its main campus in Schnecksville and the Donley Center in Allentown.

FAFSA sessions at main campus are 4 -7 p.m. April 6, 13, 20, 27 in Room 118D, Financial Aid Office. Space is limited. For reservations:; 610-799-1133

FAFSA sessions at LCCC Allentown are 3 - 6 p.m. April 6, 13...

Ben Franklin event has keynote speaker

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dustin Garis is keynote presenter at the 2017 Ben Franklin iXchange, 5 p.m. May 9, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Garis is a leader of global marketing innovation for P&G FutureWorks and P&G FutureWorks Emerging Markets division in Singapore.

The iXchange will include two executive networking sessions, the keynote address by Garis, and the presentation of Ben Franklin’s annual Innovation Awards.

Last year, more than 450 technology...

LV house sales down 4.4 percent in February

Friday, March 31, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley declined for the second straight month in 2017, but at a lesser rate.

Closed sales dropped by 4.4 percent in February to 433 houses sold, compared to 453 in February 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

On a bright note again, pending of houses sales in the Lehigh Valley were again up by double digits in February.

Pending sales were up 16.6 percent in February to 687, compared to 589 in February 2016...

Two doctors join Good Shepherd

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Two doctors have joined the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.

Debra A. Lehr, OD, FAAO, is an optometrist who specializes in treating patients with functional and-or developmental vision disorders, brain injury, concussion and other acquired brain injuries, such as stroke.

She is seeing patients as part of the Vision Therapy Program at Good Shepherd’s Health & Technology Center, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

Lehr received a bachelor’s in behavioral and neural...

American Bank posts earnings; Zachary Jaindl named to board

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

American Bank Inc. (OTC Pink: AMBK), parent company of American Bank, has announced earnings for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016.

Net income for the year was $4,444,000, or $0.70 per diluted share, an increase of $409,000, compared to net income of $4,035,000, or $0.65 per diluted share, reported for the year ending Dec. 31, 2015.

The increase in net income for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, was primarily attributable to an increase in net interest income.

American Bank Inc...

St. Luke’s, LVHN doctors address medical summit

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Physicians from St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network recently held a medical summit that could enhance health care in the region and across the United States.

The educational symposium, “Prevention and Management of MIGS (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery) Complications,” was sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and open to all attending physicians, medical residents and fellows from...