Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

January LV house sales down 4.7 percent

Friday, February 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley started off the new year on a down note, declining in the first month.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley decreased 4.7 percent in January, with 446 houses sold, compared to 468 houses sold in January 2019, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Feb. 13.

This compares to closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley that increased 10.2 percent in December 2019 with 626 houses sold, compared to 568 houses sold in December 2018, according to the GLVR.

St. Luke’s delivers for Easton Hospital

Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

Easton Hospital, a member of Steward Health Care, has partnered with St. Luke’s University Health Network for maternal and newborn services.

“St. Luke’s has an excellent obstetrics program and the best facilities around,” said Linda Grass, President of Easton Hospital.

Last month, St. Luke’s opened its Women & Babies Pavilion at the 500-acre Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township just off Route 33.

Lehigh Valley house sales rebound by 10.2 percent at year’s end

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley closed strong for the end of the year, increasing by double-digit figures in December 2019.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 10.2 percent in December, with 626 houses sold, compared to 568 houses sold in December 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Jan. 14.

Closed sales for 2019 are up slightly, 1.7 percent, to 8,587, compared to 8,445 in 2018.

In 2019, closed sales decreased in seven months, increased in four months and were flat in one month.

St. Luke’s Health Network pledges locally-sourced food at its hospitals

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is the first health system outside of the Philadelphia area to sign the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge.

SLUHN signed the pledge after the initiative secured a five-year national grant to expand the program statewide.

The president of each SLUHN campus signed the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Pledge, taking the next step to promote good healthcare through good food choices in all the hospital settings: patient meals, cafeteria meals, catering and vending machine operations.

Lehigh Valley Health Network acquires Coordinated Health

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the assets of Coordinated Health (CH).

Coordinated Health became part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, with formal closing completed Dec. 19.

LVHN and CH jointly announced in September the signing of a binding Letter of Intent for LVHN to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, pending reviews by the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. Those reviews concluded in November.

Photography exhibit for Bethlehem brewery preview

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

An art exhibit and behind-the-scenes tour of New Seven Sirens Brewery highlight new renovations at a former parking deck adjacent to the Flatiron Building, West Fourth Street and Broadway, on Bethlehem’s south side.

The 6 p.m. Jan. 3 event is being held as part of the SouthSide Arts District’s January “First Friday.”

Seven Sirens Brewing Company is finalizing the transformation of an underutilized parking deck into an 8,500-square-foot brewery and taproom.

Sales of houses in Lehigh Valley decline second month in row

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined in November for a second straight month.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley declined 1.5 percent, by only 11 properties, in November, with 700 houses sold, compared to 711 houses sold in November 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Dec. 12.

LVHN holds groundbreaking for Lower Nazareth hospital

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) broke ground Dec. 6 for its new health campus just off Route 33 along Hecktown Road in Lower Nazareth Township. Grand opening is slated for summer 2021.

The new medical campus will include a 106,000-square-foot, two-story hospital; 35,000-square-foot Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute and 61,000-square-foot medical office building. The campus will offer advanced surgical, emergency, and orthopedic care, cancer services, advanced imaging, diagnostic testing and more.

FTC, AG review LVHN, Coordinated

Friday, December 13, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office have completed their antitrust reviews of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) proposal to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, allowing the transaction to move forward.

According to a joint statement issued by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health:

“We anticipate that the transaction documents will be completed in the coming weeks.

“Until such time, we will continue to operate as separate entities.