Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for the 20th straight year for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.
Shots are administered as drive-throughs, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 4, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a series of noncredit courses for business and professionals who want to build their own business.
The “Brand Your Own Business” (BYOB) series provides training for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to create a strong brand through the use of up- to-date media and strong business practices, allowing them to better manage their company.
BYOB monthly topics include going from idea to reality, building your brand-getting the word out, managing resources and hearing from a guest speaker “who has been there and done that.”
A $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will contribute to educational events, workshops, and lectures that are provided for members and the public, as well as continued support for ongoing conservation research.
“This type of grant supports everything we do at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, from global training and research to leading school groups to welcoming hikers,” said Director of Development Mary Linkevich.
“We at PPL believe in environmental stewardship,” said Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Electric Utilities’ regional affairs director.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has announced three new members to its Board of Trustees as well as a new board chair.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected Polly Beste, David Fessler and Thomas J. Lynch to three-year terms.
Gary Schmidt, MA, has been named the chair of Good Shepherd’s Board of Trustees. Schmidt succeeds David DeCampli, whose term has ended. Schmidt is a Human Resource business leader for Mondelēz International, for which he has worked since 1989.
St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care has expanded its health care team by adding Tony Ohanian, MD, and Ashleigh Lara Crozier, PA-C.
The practice has three offices in the Lehigh Valley: in Allentown, Bath and Northampton.
Dr. Ohanian, a graduate of Moravian College and the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, New York City, treats patients at Northern Valley Primary Care.
Dr. Ohanian is licensed in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. He also holds certifications in HIPAA, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control.
In the world of entertainment, winning an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) is considered a grand slam.
In the world of Health Information Technology (HIT), Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) achieved a similar multifaceted achievement during the summer of 2017 by receiving Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) EMR Adoption Model Stage 7 designation (for inpatient and ambulatory care) in May, three Most Wired awards, including Innovator and Advanced in June, and the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award in August.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has granted the Sacred Heart Sleep Disorders Center re-accreditation for a period of five years beginning September 2017.
Sleep facility accreditation through AASM includes accreditation for all types of sleep testing, including in-center polysomnography (PSG), multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT), and home sleep apnea testing (HSAT).
This status distinguishes Sacred Heart Hospital as meeting or exceeding national quality of care measures for sleep disorder treatment.
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program will host a career fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 21, truck driving range, Parking Lot J, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
The event is free and open to the public. Those seeking career prospects may tour the firms’ transportation vehicles. Representatives of trucking companies will recruit qualified drivers. There will be food and music.
There’s a registration fee for employers. Information: Jack Bruer, jbruer@LCCC.edu; 610-799-1704.
LV median house prices reach near decade-high levels; closed sales up 2 percent near end of summer season
Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley continue to increase as the peak summer sales season drew to a close.
And according to The Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR), median home prices are being reported that haven’t been seen in nearly a decade.
The median sales price in August was $205,000, a 2.8 percent increase from a year ago and $2,000 less than the $207,000 figure reached in July 2008. The decade high for median sales price is $215,000 in July 2007.
Sacred Heart HealthCare System, a health network that includes Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, primary care centers at 10 locations in the Lehigh Valley, and senior housing services, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have announced plans for Sacred Heart HealthCare System to join St. Luke’s University Health Network.