Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced they have signed an agreement for a full asset merger pending regulatory approval.
The GHHA Board of Directors approved the merger April 3 and the LVHN Board of Trustees executive committee on April 16 with the full Board of Trustees ratification expected today.
Axelband joins Gift of Life board
Gift of Life Donor Program–the region's non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware–announced that Jennifer Axelband, DO, Associate Medical Director of Medical Critical Care Education at St. Luke's University Health Network in Bethlehem, PA, has been named Vice Chair of Gift of Life's Medical Advisory and Policy Board.
Despite his kind and gentle demeanor, Al Whitney is out for blood.
Whitney meets a lot of people in his travels back and forth across the country. After he says "hello," he'll ask you whether you are a blood donor. Answer in the affirmative and you have an instant new best friend.
Hesitate, and he'll boldly ask you why not.
"It's the easiest thing in the world, and you could be saving somebody's life," Whitney said.
Former Nazareth School Board Member and Northampton HS teacher, Deb Hunter, has announced her run for an at-large Northampton County Council seat.
Hunter is a 25-year resident of the county and began her commitment to public service as a member of the Nazareth School Board, serving from 1991 to 2001. During her tenure, she served on various committees of the board as well as holding the office of president and vice president.
In last week's issue we incorrectly stated that there was a tie for Second Place in the Southside chili tasting contest. The Bookstore Speakeasy at 336 Adams St. was Judge's Choice winner. Horn's of at 123 W. Fourth St. and Tulum of 17 W. Morton St. tied for First Place for People's Choice. Honorable mentions were awarded to The Steel Pub at 320 E. First St. and Molly's Irish Grille at 4 E. Fourth St.
According to Hellertown resident Joe Delfoe, water will soon begin to flow from the fountain located in the town square.
Delfoe told borough council at the April 1 meeting he expected to begin the fountain restoration project the second week of April. The fountain is located in Detwiller Plaza.
"I do have volunteers who came forward," Delfoe said. "In three weeks we should have water flowing."
Last November, Delfoe approached council members and informed them an unnamed individual donated funds to reactivate the fountain.