Lehigh Valley Health Network held a virtual groundbreaking today as earth-moving equipment arrived on site of its new Carbon County hospital on Blakeslee Boulevard in Mahoning Township.
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Carbon is being constructed on property cattycorner to the Walmart Superstore.
The 100,000-square-foot hospital will have 18 private inpatient beds, a 12-bay emergency department, two operating rooms, two procedure rooms and four observation rooms, with plans to expand in the future.
A medical office building and a helipad for the transportation of critical patients are also planned as part of the overall project.
Terrence Purcell, LVHN’s vice president for market development and a native of Mahanoy City, will serve as president of Lehigh Valley Hospital−Carbon.
He said some of the services that will be provided at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Carbon include inpatient care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, rehabilitation, diagnostic cardiology, and radiology including MRI, CT and ultrasound.
“We will also have an infusion center and around-the-clock care at our emergency department,” Purcell said.
The health network announced its plans to build the Carbon County hospital in 2019. The hospital is expected to open in the spring of 2022.