Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley again declined in April after rebounding in March.
Closed sales decreased by 4.3 percent in April to 626 houses sold, compared to 654 in April 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
For the year-to-date, closed sales inched up 1 percent to 2,133 from 2,111 in 2016
Pending sales were up slightly, 5.4 percent in April to 924, compared to 877 in April 2016.
For the year-to-date, pending sales are up 8.9 percent to 2,922 from 2,682 in 2016.
St. Luke’s University Health Network has, for the third year in a row, been ranked one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of IBM Watson Health, in the Major Teaching Hospital category. Other winning health care leaders in that category for 2017 include Emory University Hospital, OhioHealth Doctor’s Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital.
This is the sixth time St. Luke’s has been named among the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation are sponsoring an Adaptive Fishing Clinic, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. May 13, Western Parking Lot, Leaser Lake, 8568 Follweiler Court, Lynn Township.
The event is free for persons with disabilities.
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, has released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.
Sacred Heart Hospital was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients and the only hospital in Lehigh County awarded two consecutive “A” grades.
Sizhu “Melody” Liu, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), has joined St. Luke’s Medical Associates of Bethlehem, 4311 Easton Avenue.
“Melody has a robust background in adult medicine, having worked in a geriatric practice, an office setting, a hospital, and skilled nursing facilities,” Joan Holtman, the practice’s hiring regional manager, said.
Inspired by her parents’ passion for patient care and empathy for others, Liu graduated from Rutgers College of Nursing in 2013.
Multiple Sclerosis specialist Dr. Nataliya Ternopolska has joined St. Luke’s Neurology Associates in its multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis Center where she will diagnose, provide compassionate care for and devise treatment plans for patients with central nervous system disorders.
Dr. Ternopolska was a multiple sclerosis fellow at the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City. Before that she was chief resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, where she also served as an intern.
Through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a five-day “Edugaming 2017” workshop for teachers, June 19 - 22, with an additional workshop Nov. 4, at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township,
Through hands-on activities and presentations from educators and industry experts, participants will learn a variety of game design approaches that remove the “quiz” aspect of educational games and replace it with exploratory, engaging techniques.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is moving almost 500 Information Services, Enterprise Analytics and Clinical Informatics employees to offices at Three City Center, part of Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), beginning in November.
In a joint effort with Pennsylvania Advanced Training and Hiring (PATH), Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers short-term programs to assist students to learn career skills in the healthcare field at the Donley Center, Allentown.
Most class fees are offered at a reduced rate through PATH grant funds.
Programs lead to an industry certification test in each of the related fields.
Dr. Andra Basu, interim dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), has been honored with the 2017 Insight Into Diversity Giving Back Award for Administrators.