Dr. Betsy S. Swope, assistant professor of psychology at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), has been selected as a member of the second American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) “40 Under 40 Class.”
Dr. Swope was recognized at the AAWCC annual meeting April 24 in New Orleans for her efforts to create, innovate, lead and make a difference at LCCC. She is president of the college’s Faculty Association. She serves in the Academic Council and leads an accreditation task force on governance, leadership and administration.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that expands care in the network for patients under the Veterans Choice Program to the health network’s inpatient hospital campuses and many Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) practices.
Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley rebounded by double-digit percentages in May.
Closed sales increased 14 percent in May to 800 houses sold, compared to 702 in May 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
For the year-to-date, closed sales are up 5.2 percent to 2,960 from 2,813 in year-to-date in 2016.
Pending sales posted even stronger double-digit percentage gains, up 21.9 percent in May to 958, compared to 786 in May 2016.
St. Luke’s University and Allentown campuses have received the distinguished designation as Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG™) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation.
Additionally, gynecologic surgeons, Michael Patriarco, DO, and Vincent Lucente, MD, FACS have also received the COEMIG distinction.
Neffs National Bank, Neffs, North Whitehall Township, through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, contributed $25,000 to the Lehigh Carbon Community College Early Learning Center.
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.