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Thursday, January 23, 2020

St. Luke’s Health Network pledges locally-sourced food at its hospitals

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is the first health system outside of the Philadelphia area to sign the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge.

SLUHN signed the pledge after the initiative secured a five-year national grant to expand the program statewide.

The president of each SLUHN campus signed the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Pledge, taking the next step to promote good healthcare through good food choices in all the hospital settings: patient meals, cafeteria...

Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association lists grant recipients

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association’s board of directors has announced the list of nonprofits to receive charitable grants through July 30.

The recipients are: America On Wheels, Bethlehem Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, Boys and Girls Club of Allentown, Center for Vision Loss, Da Vinci Science Center, The Children’s Home of Easton, Family Connection of Easton, The Five Star Heart Project, The Hillside School, Love Ran Red Foundation,...

Photography exhibit for Bethlehem brewery preview

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

An art exhibit and behind-the-scenes tour of New Seven Sirens Brewery highlight new renovations at a former parking deck adjacent to the Flatiron Building, West Fourth Street and Broadway, on Bethlehem’s south side.

The 6 p.m. Jan. 3 event is being held as part of the SouthSide Arts District’s January “First Friday.”

Seven Sirens Brewing Company is finalizing the transformation of an underutilized parking deck into an 8,500-square-foot brewery and taproom.

The site,...

Lehigh Valley Health Network acquires Coordinated Health

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the assets of Coordinated Health (CH).

Coordinated Health became part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, with formal closing completed Dec. 19.

LVHN and CH jointly announced in September the signing of a binding Letter of Intent for LVHN to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, pending reviews by the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. Those reviews concluded in November.

“Together,...

LVHN holds groundbreaking for Lower Nazareth hospital

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) broke ground Dec. 6 for its new health campus just off Route 33 along Hecktown Road in Lower Nazareth Township. Grand opening is slated for summer 2021.

The new medical campus will include a 106,000-square-foot, two-story hospital; 35,000-square-foot Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute and 61,000-square-foot medical office building. The campus will offer advanced surgical, emergency, and orthopedic care, cancer services, advanced imaging, diagnostic...

Sales of houses in Lehigh Valley decline second month in row

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined in November for a second straight month.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley declined 1.5 percent, by only 11 properties, in November, with 700 houses sold, compared to 711 houses sold in November 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Dec. 12.

The percentage of decline in closed sales for houses in November is less than that of the percentage of decline for closed sales for...

October LV house sales decline

Friday, December 13, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined in October.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley declined 5.5 percent in October, with 703 houses sold, compared to 744 houses sold in October 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Nov. 13.

The decline followed an increase in closed sales for houses in September.

Closed sales for the 10 months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.7 percent, to 7,213, compared to 7,166 for the 10...

Phoebe makes two appointments

Friday, December 13, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Throughout Phoebe’s 116-year legacy exists a history of women leaders.

Beginning with the first “house mother” Johanna Baur in 1904, the legacy and cultivation of women in leadership roles continues.

In that tradition, Phoebe Ministries has announced the following promotions:

Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed to the position of Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries.

Staska-Pier provides oversight, direction, and strategy to...

FTC, AG review LVHN, Coordinated

Friday, December 13, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office have completed their antitrust reviews of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) proposal to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, allowing the transaction to move forward.

According to a joint statement issued by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health:

“We anticipate that the transaction documents will be completed in the coming weeks.

“Until such time, we will continue to...

Lehigh Valley house sales rebound; up 1.3 percent in September

Friday, November 29, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley rebounded in September.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 1.3 percent in September, with 699 houses sold, compared to 690 houses sold in September 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Oct. 14.

The upturn reversed a two-month decline in house sales in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales for the nine months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.9 percent, to 6,479, compared to 6,422...