Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Lehigh Valley Hospital holds ceremony for placement of final steel beam for new ER

Monday, November 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

With the traditional evergreen on one end and an American flag on the other end, steelworkers Nov. 21 hoisted the final steel beam into place for the skeleton of a state-of-the-art acute care facility at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest campus, along Cedar Crest Boulevard at Interstate 78.

The project includes an expanded adult emergency department and a new observation unit scheduled to be complete in late 2020 and an expanded children’s emergency room and observation unit scheduled to open in mid-2021.

Once in peril, Lehigh Valley Zoo has revenue, attendance success

Friday, September 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Ten years ago, the fate of the Lehigh Valley Zoo was a source of speculation, with some thinking low attendance and indifference could send it into bankruptcy.

Today, with more than $4 million in 2018 revenues, and more than 250,000 visitors, the zoo, located in the 1,108-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, near Schnecksville in North Whitehall and Lowhill townships, is enjoying a renaissance and a host of enthusiastic fans.

Once in peril, Lehigh Valley Zoo has revenue, attendance success

Friday, September 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Ten years ago, the fate of the Lehigh Valley Zoo was a source of speculation, with some thinking low attendance and indifference could send it into bankruptcy.

Today, with more than $4 million in 2018 revenues, and more than 250,000 visitors, the zoo, located in the 1,108-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, near Schnecksville in North Whitehall and Lowhill townships, is enjoying a renaissance and a host of enthusiastic fans.

Toomey gives D.C. update to L.V. Chamber members

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., addressed a number of issues during a Washington, D.C. update presentation Aug. 29, at the Lehigh Country Club.

Toomey answered questions posed by Tony Ianelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, during a live videotaping session of the chamber’s WFMZ television program, “Business Matters.” The show aired 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

More than 100 area business and corporate leaders attended the networking breakfast and the Toomey taping session.

Volunteers complete firefighting course

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Firefighters from Upper and Lower Saucon townships were among those honored when 24 volunteers from 12 area fire companies were recognized for completion of a 192-hour Bucks County Fire Academy basic firefighting course at a June ceremony at Lower Macungie Community Center.

The local firefighters are Adam Diomedo and Akim King of Upper Suacon Township and Marisa Mowrer of Lower Saucon.

LV fraud examiners on mission to educate seniors of scam tactics

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

“Hello, grandma, this is your favorite granddaughter. I got into a little accident and I need $800 to get my car back on the road. Could you send me the money so I can get home? Don’t tell mom and dad, they’ll get really mad.”

That’s a message that would tug at the heart-strings of any grandparent – but it’s also a fraudulent scam that more than one senior citizen at a recent fraud-spotting seminar at DevonHouse Senior Living said they have run into.

Rosie the deliverer: Lehigh Valley Hospital campus at Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg have high-tech robots fill perscriptions

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Visitors on a recent behind-the-scenes tour to see the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) drug robot may have expected a “Star Wars” R2-D2-sized mechanical helper scurrying between patient rooms handing out doses of medication.

Instead, they were presented with a room-sized marvel covering some 420-square-feet and containing 60,000 doses of medication at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

The tour was presented for hospital donors and community leaders by the network’s philanthropy department.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

‘Thank you for saving my life’ cancer survivor exclaims to surgeon at reunion

“Thank you for saving my life,” were the first words cancer survivor Jennifer Newland, 47, of Roseto, spoke to her colorectal surgeon John S. Park, M.D., as she rushed to embrace him at a colon cancer community information forum held March 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Newland was at the forum as a testament that colon cancer, caught early enough, can be overcome.

LEHIGH VALLEY REILLY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Monday, February 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

New pediatric unit opens

A new inpatient pediatric unit opened last week at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on the fifth floor of the Fred Jaindl Family Pavilion on the Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cedar Crest campus.

The unit features 30 private rooms and has a number of amenities and features designed to give young patients a comforting place to get well and families space to support young patients during their hospital stay.

Survivor tells of hiding from Nazi oppression

Monday, February 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Eva Levitt, of Allentown, visited Salisbury MS Feb. 5 and described to some 250 sixth and seventh graders how she and her family survived the Jewish Holocaust in her native Czechoslovakia during the late 1930s and the years of World War II.

Levitt, who is president of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, often speaks to school and community groups about her experience and the survival of her family when six million Jews were killed during the European Holocaust.