Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 13, 2018 to formally open the Health Center at East Stroudsburg at 179 Independence Rd. The Smithfield Township facility expands LVH-Pocono’s growing ambulatory network, joining the health centers in Bartonsville, Blakeslee, Broadheadsville and Tobyhanna which have opened since 2014. This is the first new facility opened by LVHN at LVH-Pocono since they merged in January, 2017.
The two-story, 35,000 square foot facility houses the following LVPG medical practices, which moved there recently from several area locations:
• LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology–East Stroudsburg (first floor)
• LVPG Family Medicine–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
• LVPG Internal Medicine and Pediatrics–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
• LVPG Internal Medicine–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
• LVPG Cardiology–East Stroudsburg (second floor)
The practices comprise a total of 18 providers and 34 staff, who treat nearly 50,000 patients annually.
“This facility was planned, designed and staffed to provide convenient, high-quality care to our patients, in an accessible, attractive and modern setting,” says Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “It’s an important part of our commitment to expand access to high-quality care right here in the Poconos.”
LVHN purchased the building on Oct. 10, 2017 for $8.1 million from the Penn Regional Business Center III. Partial funding for the facility was provided through a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ground-breaking for the building took place in October, 2014. Monroe County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) managed both the RACP grant and the PennWorks funding for infrastructure improvements made by the Smithfield Sewer Authority to support the project.
Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses – three in Allentown including the region’s only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in
East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 22 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices,19 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region, as well as the region’s only Children’s ExpressCARE designed for walk-in, non-emergency pediatric care. Specialty care includes:
trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants, perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital in the region, provides care in 28 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years as one of America’s Best Hospitals. LVHN’s Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Additional information is available at lvhn.org and by following us on facebook.com/LVHealthNetwork and twitter.com/LVHN.