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Sacred Heart receives stroke certification

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers.

With the certification, Sacred Heart Hospital joins an elite group of health care organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet...

EMT programs

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs for those likely to respond to pre-hospital emergencies or those considering a medical career. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to test for the National Registry EMT (NREMT) credential. Minimum age of 16 is required.

Additional costs include text, NREMT testing fee, specialized equipment and clothing, which may vary depending on location of course.

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Course offered

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer emergency responder training through the Pennsylvania Department of Health in a 48-80 hour course for First Responders, those who are first on the scene of an accident or medical emergency, for emergency patient care and handling to assist ambulance and rescue personnel on scene, and to learn the basics of emergency care and patient handling.

Class are Jan. 17 - May 4, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays, LCCC Tamaqua...

Enrollment open for

Friday, December 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) School of Healthcare Science is accepting applications from new or enrolled students for admission for the spring or fall 2017 semester in the Medical Assistant program.

Students will no longer need to wait for admission into the program for the fall semester. Applications will be accepted for consideration of admission throughout the year, until the spring and fall cohorts are filled. Those who successfully pass the CMA exam become...

Da Vinci eyes raising $130 million for Easton science, aquarium center

Friday, December 16, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Officials of the City of Easton and the Da Vinci Science Center have announced that they have signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding to explore the feasibility of building a science center and aquarium complex in the city’s waterfront area.

Easton officials also announced an agreement to purchase the Days Inn Hotel and property at South Third Street and Larry Holmes Drive as a site for the proposed complex. The Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement of Sale were approved at...

Sacred Heart $75,000 grant provides ‘Wellness Navigator’

Friday, December 16, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital has received a $75,000 “World of Difference” grant from The Cigna Foundation for a “Wellness Navigator” who will support patients and families of the Allentown Family Practice in Sacred Heart’s Sigal Center for Family Medicine.

The Wellness Navigator is a bilingual professional who acts as a single point of contact for patients, helping them with follow-up appointments and testing and serving as a source of information on community services such as housing,...

$5.5-milion ‘Next Act’ campaign to restore Civic 19th Street Theatre

Friday, December 2, 2016 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

The Lehigh Valley Trust Building was a magnificent setting for the launch of a magnificent new project for Civic Theatre of Allentown: “The Next Act: Setting the Stage for the Future,” a $5.5-million Capital Campaign to return “the historic 19th Street Theatre to its original splendor as a landmark arts facility and focal point of Art Deco architecture.”

The capital campaign is said to be the most ambitious project in the history of the 88-year-old theater.

Greg. L. Butz,...

October LV house sales up marginally

Friday, November 25, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley increased ever so slightly in October, continuing a rebound that began in September after two straight months of declining closed sales, according to figures released Nov. 14 by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Closed sales were up 0.7 percent in October to 687, compared to 682 in October 2015.

For the year-to-date, closed sales have increased 7.3 percent to 6,650 from 6,200 in 2015.

Pending sales again increased, but...

Holy Family appointment

Friday, November 25, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dr. Alaa-Eldin Mira, Chief of Geriatric Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been appointed Medical Director at Holy Family Manor, a nursing and rehabilitation center in Bethlehem.

Dr. Mira is part of St. Luke’s Senior Care Associates, which has offices in Bethlehem and Warren, N.J. He also practices at St. Luke’s Center for Positive Aging, St. Luke’s North, 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem.

“In geriatrics, our goal is to help maximize quality of life for the aging...