St. Luke’s University Health Network has added a therapeutic component, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to its Partial Hospitalization Program-Innovations, an outpatient group therapy program for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress issues and other mental-health challenges.
Music therapy uses listening, singing and playing music and musical instruments to improve and maintain a patient’s mental health. Music therapy groups focus on the four main components of DBT: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Companies participating in Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) upcoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Career Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 21, truck driving range, parking lot J, main campus, Schnecksville, include:
Wegmans, TMC Transportation, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, The Coca-Cola Company, F.T. Silfies and J.P. Donmoyer, Inc., Eastern Freight Ways, Inc., A. Duie Pyle, Lazer Spot, Inc., and Estes Express Lines.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be music and food.
Sacred Heart HealthCare System has announced that as of Oct. 10, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown, will no longer offer labor and delivery services.
Obstetrics services will be “delivered” through a new collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Through this collaboration, there is only one change: mothers-to-be can deliver their babies at St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus, 1736 Hamilton St., Allentown, which is less than two miles from Sacred Heart Hospital.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers beginner courses in foreign languages, each emphasizing speaking and practical application, including:
“Spanish I,” 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 4, LCCC Allentown.
“Italian I,” 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 13, Whitehall High School.
To register, information: email@example.com; 610-799-1197
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.