East Penn Press

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ben Franklin Tech approves $292,260 in area investments

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $292,260 in support of regional economic development.

The following are in the Lehigh Valley or partnered in the Lehigh Valley.

Ben Franklin announces the following established manufacturer company investment. Ben Franklin provides 1:1 matching funding for work with a college or university partner on technology-based manufacturing innovation in...

Pa. Shakespeare Festival appoints marketing director

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theater at DeSales University, has promoted Tina Slak to director of marketing and public relations.

Slak will spearhead marketing initiatives to promote the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s mission, brand, and programs to the widest possible audience.

Slak succeeds Lisa Higgins, who served in this role for 20 of PSF’s 25-year history.

Slak joined the organization as a marketing associate in 2014 and rose to PSF’s...

Ob-Gyn chair has vision for St. Luke’s Network

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Israel Zighelboim, MD, FACOG, FACS, is focused on the future of St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As its new Chair, he has a deep appreciation for the generations of babies who were born at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses and now are coming back to have their babies there.

He wants today’s new parents to have the same good experience their parents had and his plan is to have the Network continue to...

Tuition savings

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a tuition savings program for dual enrollment students.

For every LCCC credit class that students complete in high school, with a grade of C or better, they will be able to take advantage of a per-course voucher program after high school graduation. This pertains to LCCC classes taken in high school since July 2016.

It works in conjunction with LCCC’s Dual Enrollment program, where high school students have the...

Temple-St. Luke’s medical students matched with residency programs

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

On National Match Day, 32 Temple-St. Luke’s Medical School students learned which medical residency programs they would be paired with in the United States.

Match Day, held March 17, is the day that fourth-year medical students across the country take a major step in their academic journey to become a physician.

“National Match Day, a milestone for every medical student across the country, is the day medical students learn where they will continue their medical training as...

Physician assistant joins Urology Specialists

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Board-certified Physician Assistant Stephanie Marie Meehan has joined Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley, 5018 Medical Center Circle, Allentown.

As the practice’s Physician Assistant, Meehan is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide clinical assessment, patient care and treatment services for urologic patients. Her scope of practice in urology includes taking in-depth patient histories, performing physician exams, ordering laboratory and imaging studies,...

Diversity topic for LCCC talk

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Diversity Committee and Multicultural Males of LCCC will host speaker Justin Brown, founder of the Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P.), 2 p.m. April 6, Room 107, Rothrock Library, Alumni Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

D.A.P. was designed to bring a variety of different races, people and backgrounds together. The program offers siversity training as well as the development programs that stimulate the mind as well as the...

FAFSA sessions

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has scheduled FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Completion Nights) at its main campus in Schnecksville and the Donley Center in Allentown.

FAFSA sessions at main campus are 4 -7 p.m. April 6, 13, 20, 27 in Room 118D, Financial Aid Office. Space is limited. For reservations: finaid@mymail.lccc.edu; 610-799-1133

FAFSA sessions at LCCC Allentown are 3 - 6 p.m. April 6, 13...

Sacred Heart Hospital gets ‘A’ for Patient Safety in U.S. study

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital is one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States and the only hospital in Lehigh County to achieve this outstanding “A” grade.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

“Leapfrog’s ‘A’ designation for Sacred...