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Sunday, December 16, 2018

LVHN acquires Weller

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Weller Health Education Center (Weller Center). LVHN’s acquisition follows a formal RFP process initiated by the Center in 2015 to locate a potential partner with the depth and breadth of resources to sustain, expand and improve upon Weller’s intellectual property.

Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was the unanimous choice of the Weller Center’s Board of Directors, Foundation and staff. The new program will be known as Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

Good Shepherd adds physician

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Good Shepherd Physician Group announces the addition of Yahira Acevedo-Santiago, M.D. to its staff. Acevedo-Santiago will see outpatients on Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus and perform sub-acute consultations at area skilled nursing facilities.

Acevedo-Santiago, a native of Puerto Rico, received a medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Acevedo-Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish.

LV house sales decline again, down 5.8 percent in October

Friday, November 24, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales have declined for two months in a row in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales decreased 5.8 percent in October to 672 houses sold, compared to 713 houses sold in October 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.

Closed sales had decreased 3.5 percent in September to 697 houses sold, compared to 722 houses sold in September 2016.

For the year to date, closed sales increased 3.6 percent, to 7,020, compared to 6,778 for the year to date in 2016.

Air Products Foundation funds health innovation at LVHN One City Center

Friday, November 24, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Business Showcase

Progress in medical care innovation was celebrated by a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at One City Center for the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation.

Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi was thanked by LVHN President and CEO Dr. Brian A. Nester for the company’s donation of $5 million through the Air Products Foundation.

Shoemaker scholarship to benefit LCCC students

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Byron L. Shoemaker Foundation and its trustees Jim M. Wood, Nancy L. Matyascik and Richard A. Cassar have established a scholarship in Shoemaker’s memory with a $300,000 gift for full- and part-time Lehigh Carbon Community College students from the Allentown and Lehighton areas.

In honor of the gift, the Student Union at the LCCC main campus in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, will be renamed the Byron L. Shoemaker Student Union, with the dedication to be held in spring 2018.

Ben Franklin TechVentures dedicates new West Wing

Friday, November 10, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP), dedicated the West Wing of the Ben Franklin TechVentures® incubator-post-incubator facility at a ceremony on the afternoon of Oct. 19. Approximately 100 business and community leaders, including elected officials, attended the event on the fourth floor of the new facility.