Health Care

Jan 17, 2023

HNL Lab Medicine buys new fleet for at-home testing

HNL Lab Medicine has purchased a new fleet of vehicles to provide lab services to patients at home through its HNL @Home program. 

Jan 11, 2023

Heartland Healthcare Services closing Allentown pharmacy; 71 lose jobs

Heartland Healthcare Services, which operates long-term care pharmacies, is closing its Allentown location at 7010 Snowdrift Road No. 1, idling 71 employees.

Jan 10, 2023

NCC offers nursing and phlebotomy courses

Northampton Community College (NCC) is offering Nursing Reactivation and Review Programs to help RNs and LPNs get back into the field. 

Jan 9, 2023

Third generation to lead retirement organization

Country Meadows Retirement Communities and Ecumenical Retirement Community has a new president and CEO. 

Jan 9, 2023

Update: Hundreds of laid off food service workers likely to work for new vendor

An estimated 478 jobs in the Lehigh Valley and beyond are affected as Morrison Healthcare ends a food service contract with Lehigh Valley Health Network, but the change in providers will likely result in their keeping employment with the new company, Sodexo.

Jan 5, 2023

Update: Capital Blue Cross fined $85,000 for claims violations

The story has been updated with a comment from Capital Blue Cross on the violations. Harrisburg-based Capital Blue Cross has been ordered to pay an $85,000 penalty by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) after an Affordable Care Act market conduct examination found claims violations. 

Dr. Robert Barraco, chief academic officer for LVHN, shows off the lab at Venel Institute that will be used to train physicians, residents and fellows – PHOTO/CRIS COLLINGWOOD
Jan 4, 2023

LVHN buys Venel Institute to expand educational capabilities 

Lehigh Valley Health Network has bought the Venel Institute in Bethlehem to expand its educational capabilities. 

Dec 27, 2022

St. Luke’s partnering with Rutgers Cancer Institute

St. Luke’s University Health Network of Bethlehem, said it will expand its participation in clinical trials for cancer research though a partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Jersey, together with RWJBarnabas Health. 

Dec 27, 2022

Pa. health access gets $10M boost

State Sen. Art Haywood, D-Montgomery/Philadelphia, last week announced $10 million in funding for statewide mobile and community clinics to support health access in Pennsylvania.

Dec 21, 2022

New Vitae cuts ribbon on Browne Cottage named for state senator

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Browne Cottage, a new living space at its Mount Trexler Manor/Action Recovery site in Upper Saucon Township. 

Dec 21, 2022

Reading Hospital Foundation receives more than $41,700

"No Shave November” netted Reading Hospital Foundation more than $41,700 for men’s health. 

Dec 20, 2022

Two Lehigh Valley health bureaus to receive part of federal grant for public health

Allentown Bureau of Health and Bethlehem Bureau of Health are among 10 agencies to receive part of $98 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Infrastructure grant program.