LVHN appoints chairholders
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has released the names of the three new holders of endowed chairs. The following have been appointed chair holders: Michael Pasquale, M.D., chair, department of surgery, Anne C. and Carl R. Anderson Distinguished Chair in Surgery; Anne Panik, R.N., senior vice president, patient care services, Peggy Fleming Endowed Chair in Nursing; Alex Rosenau, D.O., senior vice chair, department of emergency medicine, Auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine.
These chairs, which are rare at community teaching hospitals, support education and research in specific fields of medicine. LVHN currently has 13 chairs which are made possible through the generosity of donors including the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, the Auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital and community members. The cost of funding a chair is $2 million.
LVHN among top U.S. hospitals
For the 17th consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) ranks as one of the nation's top hospitals on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals. LVH ranked in three categories: gastroenterology, orthopedics and pulmonology. They have earned a combined total of 37 specialty category listings over the past nine years. LVH is among fewer than 150 that are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
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