Lehigh Valley Health Network broke ground Dec. 6 on its new hospital campus along Hecktown Road in Lower Nazareth Township.
Located off of Route 33, the new, two-story hospital will be named Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hecktown Oaks.
The name was inspired by the hospital’s location off of Hecktown Road, along with the oak tree as a symbol of strength and protection, according to Brian Nester, president and CEO of LVHN.
Nester announced at the groundbreaking that the president for LVH-Hecktown Oaks will be Rachel Lefebvre , current vice president of operations at LVH-17th Street in Allentown.
“I am looking forward to bringing Lehigh Valley Health Network’s advances services and technologies to patient care in this area…,” LeFebvre said.
Dr. Pat Toselli, chief medical officer for LVH-Muhlenberg in Allentown, was introduced as chief medical officer for LVH-Hecktown Oaks.
The hospital is expected to open in summer of 2021 and include care provided by the Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical excellence, and Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.