Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Weller Health Education Center (Weller Center). LVHN’s acquisition follows a formal RFP process initiated by the Center in 2015 to locate a potential partner with the depth and breadth of resources to sustain, expand and improve upon Weller’s intellectual property.
Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was the unanimous choice of the Weller Center’s Board of Directors, Foundation and staff. The new program will be known as Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.
The Good Shepherd Home - Raker Center in Allentown and the Good Shepherd Home - Bethlehem each received a ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 - 2018 Best Nursing Homes. The rankings highlight facilities in the United States providing high-quality care.
ArtsQuest has announced that Jane George is the new Executive Director of the ArtsQuest F6oundation. George, selected for the position following a national search, is the first full-time Executive Director in the Foundation’s history. She began her new role Dec. 4.
For the past 17 years, George, a resident of South Whitehall Township, worked for St. Luke’s University Health Network, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Government Relations & Capital Development.
NuTec Design Associates, Inc., an integrated engineering and architectural firm, announces that Kimberlee McKitish, PE, LEED Green Assoc. has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
The Good Shepherd Physician Group announces the addition of Yahira Acevedo-Santiago, M.D. to its staff. Acevedo-Santiago will see outpatients on Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus and perform sub-acute consultations at area skilled nursing facilities.
Acevedo-Santiago, a native of Puerto Rico, received a medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Acevedo-Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish.
On the eve of Veterans Day, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) dedicated and held an open house for the newly-completed Dick and Peggy Fleming Military and Veteran Resource-Information Center (MAVRIC).
House sales have declined for two months in a row in the Lehigh Valley.
Closed sales decreased 5.8 percent in October to 672 houses sold, compared to 713 houses sold in October 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.
Closed sales had decreased 3.5 percent in September to 697 houses sold, compared to 722 houses sold in September 2016.
For the year to date, closed sales increased 3.6 percent, to 7,020, compared to 6,778 for the year to date in 2016.
Progress in medical care innovation was celebrated by a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at One City Center for the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation.
Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi was thanked by LVHN President and CEO Dr. Brian A. Nester for the company’s donation of $5 million through the Air Products Foundation.
The Byron L. Shoemaker Foundation and its trustees Jim M. Wood, Nancy L. Matyascik and Richard A. Cassar have established a scholarship in Shoemaker’s memory with a $300,000 gift for full- and part-time Lehigh Carbon Community College students from the Allentown and Lehighton areas.
In honor of the gift, the Student Union at the LCCC main campus in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, will be renamed the Byron L. Shoemaker Student Union, with the dedication to be held in spring 2018.
Area employees who have been laid off have access to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Employment Retraining Opportunities (ERO), including a tuition waiver.
ERO information sessions in Room 107- 108, Alumni Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township are: 11 a.m. - noon, Nov. 27; 2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. - noon Dec. 1.