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October LV house sales decline

Friday, December 13, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined in October.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley declined 5.5 percent in October, with 703 houses sold, compared to 744 houses sold in October 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Nov. 13.

The decline followed an increase in closed sales for houses in September.

Closed sales for the 10 months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.7 percent, to 7,213, compared to 7,166 for the 10...

Phoebe makes two appointments

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

Throughout Phoebe’s 116-year legacy exists a history of women leaders.

Beginning with the first “house mother” Johanna Baur in 1904, the legacy and cultivation of women in leadership roles continues.

In that tradition, Phoebe Ministries has announced the following promotions:

Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed to the position of Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries.

Staska-Pier provides oversight, direction, and strategy to...

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...

Lehigh Valley house sales rebound; up 1.3 percent in September

Friday, November 29, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley rebounded in September.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 1.3 percent in September, with 699 houses sold, compared to 690 houses sold in September 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Oct. 14.

The upturn reversed a two-month decline in house sales in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales for the nine months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.9 percent, to 6,479, compared to 6,422...

St. Luke’s University Network to open new pediatric care unit

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network plans to open a new, eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Fountain Hill in early 2020.

The new unit is part of an expansion dedicated to improving pediatric health care in the region and providing advanced care to critically-ill children close to home. In addition to adding pediatric critical-care specialists, the expansion includes several new pediatric subspecialists and primary care physicians.

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LVHN hospitals honored by HAP for patient safety

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Five Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospitals are being honored as part of the inaugural class of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program.

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) - Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township; LVH - Muhlenberg, Bethlehem; LVH - Hazleton, Hazleton; LVH - Pocono, East Stroudsburg, and LVH - Schuylkill, East Norwegian Street, Pottsville, received HAP’s Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition for...

LVH Cancer Center adds staff doctor

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Christine Kim, MD, board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, has joined the staff at the Dale and Francis Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) - Pocono, East Stroudsburg, and at the Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) - Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

Kim is joining Martin Martino, MD, and M. Bijoy Thomas, MD, with LVPG Gynecologic Oncology. Kim specializes in robotic surgery and treatment of cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer...

Lewis heads DeSales division

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Anne Lewis, DeSales University associate professor, has been named division head, Division of Performing Arts, DeSales University.

Lewis is the fourth person, the first woman and the first DeSales alumna to head the division, which is noting its 50th anniversary.

Lewis succeeds John Bell, who stepped down after serving as division head for 12 years.

Lewis, a 1980 DeSales theatre program graduate, began teaching at DeSales in 1998, and, in 2003, became a full-time faculty...

Pediatric surgeon at LV Reilly Hospital

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Wellington Davis III, MD, has joined Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital as its first pediatric plastic surgeon.

Davis will be seeing patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township, and the Health Center at Richland Township, Quakertown.

Conditions Davis treats include: cleft lip and cleft palate; unusual birthmarks, such as congenital nevi, giant congenital nevi and hemangiomas; craniosynostosis (premature closing of one or more cranial sutures,...

Lehigh Valley Health Network names Chief Wellness Officer

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Joseph Patruno, MD, board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), has been named Chief Wellness Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

“Physician burnout is a vexing problem,” Thomas Whalen, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of LVHN, said.

In the 2019 Medscape National Physician Burnout Report, 44 percent of physicians reported feeling burned out. Whalen said Patruno was appointed Chief Wellness Officer to address this pressing issue and...