Lehigh Valley Health Network today celebrated the completion of its Lehigh Valley Hospital Hecktown- Oaks Phase 2 construction project with a ribbon cutting and virtual tour.
The additional 95,000 square-foot facility in Lower Nazareth Township compliments the existing LVH–Hecktown-Oaks hospital, which opened in June 2021.
The second phase of construction included a four-story bed tower with 30 additional beds, that connects to the hospital to the north. Three of the floors within the tower remain unfinished and will be available for future growth. In addition to the patient beds, the first floor of the tower includes rehabilitation space and a grab-and-go café. An Intensive Care Unit is expected to open next summer.
“The completion of phase 2 of LVH–Hecktown Oaks less than six months after phase 1 was completed exemplifies our commitment to provide convenient and accessible care in our community,” said James Miller, president, LVH–Hecktown Oaks. “We look forward to offering additional services in our new state-of-the art space.”
The new tower also features optimal safety and infection control measures including indigo clean lighting just like the care areas in the rest of the hospital.
“As we continue to add more resources to our community, we are investing in the latest and greatest technology to keep our patients and colleagues safe,” said Dr. Pat Toselli, chief medical officer, LVH–Hecktown Oaks.
A helipad is also under construction and will be used to transfer patients with emergent needs. An LVHN MedEvac helicopter will not be based at the site.