Lehigh Valley Health Network’s newest hospital unveiled in Lehighton

Cris Collingwood//June 7, 2022

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s newest hospital unveiled in Lehighton

Cris Collingwood//June 7, 2022

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Carbon will open following final inspection by the Pa. Department of Health. PHOTO/PROVIDED –

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) held a ribbon cutting for its newest hospital in Lehighton. 

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Carbon will officially open following final inspection by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  

The 100,587-square-foot campus on Blakeslee Drive in Lehighton is a full-service community hospital with a 16-bed emergency room (ER), and a health center providing specialty services. 

New surgical suite at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Carbon. PHOTO/PROVIDED –

“At LVHN we firmly believe ‘your health deserves a partner,’” said Brian A. Nester, LVHN president and CEO. “A health partner is here for you in times of illness or crisis. We’re also here for you to help you get well and stay well. In many aspects of life, choosing a great partner can make it so much better.” 

“We listened to the community,” said Terrence J. Purcell, president, LVHN Northwest Region. “Our response is what you see here, today – a beautiful new hospital and health center, and the opportunity for even more programs and services to come.” 

Services provided at LVH–Carbon include: 

  • 24/7, year-round physician-staffed ER. Many of the attending doctors will be from LVH–Cedar Crest’s Level 1 Trauma Center. A helipad is available for times when a higher level of care is needed
  • Twenty private inpatient rooms with Telehealth technology for virtual care, if needed, with LVHN specialists
  • Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute 
  • State-of-the-art surgical suites for orthopedics, general surgery, ENT, urology, GI and spine under the leadership of Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
  • Advanced imaging department providing MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-ray.
  • Rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and other rehab specialties
  • Cancer services including an infusion center and genetic counseling through Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, part of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

The Health Center at LVH–Carbon will house Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) obstetrics and gynecology, ENT, GI, urology, orthopedics, spine, and general surgery, including specialty neurology and pulmonology services. 

The LVH–Carbon campus was designed to be easily navigated with safety measures. Additional amenities include convenient parking options, smart car-charging stations and waiting and family consultation rooms. 

LVH–Carbon President Christine Biege said, “Great health care involves more than brick and mortar, the latest technology, or access to services and specialists. Great health care starts with people. Friend caring for friend. Neighbor caring for neighbor. Our pledge is that you will find exceptional health care here at LVH–Carbon.”