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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono Recognized for Highest Level of Patient Care for Breast Cancer

East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Sept. 4, 2018) – Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono and Breast Health Services at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, have been recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc. as certified quality breast centers of excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ Program (NQMBC). In doing so, these locations are the only comprehensive centers in Pennsylvania to earn Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence designations. For Monroe County community members, this means the hospital’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center holds a distinguished honor for providing the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the region. “This is an incredible achievement and a true testament of consistency in excellence and a commitment to patient care by our colleagues in the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, who strive each and every day to provide our patients the highest standards of care to help them in their journey,” said Elizabeth Wise, RN, FACHE, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono. The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ reflect more than 11 years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 33 National Quality Indicators™. The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast health care for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. It facilitates collaborative research opportunities on issues of breast health; and developed a set of core measures to define, improve and sustain quality standards in breast health care programs and for quality performance in all types of breast health care facilities. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute offers a range of services in convenient, patient focused locations: The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono, John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, LVHN Cancer Center–Muhlenberg, LVHN Cancer Center–Hazleton, LVHN Cancer Center–Schuylkill, Health Center at Bangor and LVPG Hematology Oncology–Lehighton. We also provide patient care at Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) practice offices in Allentown, Bangor, Bethlehem, Hazleton, Lehighton and Stroudsburg.Breast Health Services locations include: Breast Health Services at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–17th Street, Breast Health Services at LVH–Cedar Crest, Breast Health Services at LVH–Muhlenberg, Health Center at Bangor, Health Center at Bartonsville, Health Center at Bath, Health Center at Bethlehem Township, Health Center at Moselem Springs, Health Center at Trexlertown, Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill.
Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 18 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Special Surgery Institute give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in 10 specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.