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THE

HCD 10

O U T S TA N D I N G O R G A N I Z AT I O N

L E H I G H VA L L E Y
H E A LT H N E T W O R K
Allentown, Pa.

ORGANIZATION DETAILS: For 21 consecutive years, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has ranked

as one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals, this past year recognized in the top 3 percent for
cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, and pulmonology. The network includes eight Pennsylvania hospital campuses, 22 health centers in five
counties, and more than 150 primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region.
LVHN's facilities and construction department has successfully managed the acquisition of three
community hospitals in the past three years and currently averages 100,000 square feet of renovation projects and 300,000 square feet of new facility projects each year. Relying on a collaborative
partnership approach to building projects, LVNH engages providers in design exercises to determine
flow models and create design standards that
are applied consistently across the network
(standardized check-in, waiting, and exam spaces, etc.). Additionally, LVNH has found success
in embracing alternative delivery methods that
break through traditional design delivery silos,
using innovative partner selection, bidding, and
bundling methodologies.

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg campus
in Bethlehem, Pa. The Health Center at Palmer
Township is a new two-story, 57,000-squarefoot facility in Easton, Pa., which is LVHN's
largest health center to date. Also in Easton is
the new Health Center at Easton, a two-story,
40,000-square-foot building. Efforts like these
allow LVHN to maintain a razor-sharp focus
on population health management and provide better access to care in the communities
it serves, the results of work conducted in an
internal innovation center where staff analyze
health data, new clinical methodologies, and
emerging technologies to shape building and
care delivery solutions. The network also prioritizes community needs in its projects, consulting and partnering with local municipalities
before creating project concepts. Case in point:
LVHN has been an instrumental partner in the
revitalization of downtown Allentown, Pa., establishing a health and wellness center, medical
practice, and centralized administrative offices
as part of the One City Center development,
which also includes a new sports arena, hotels,
retail, and restaurants.
WHAT'S NEXT: Continuing to expand upon its
community commitment, LVHN is preparing to open a 150,000-square-foot ambulatory
campus in Hazleton, Pa., which adds services
locally while taking pressure off the existing
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton, an older
facility currently undergoing its own modernization project. Plans are also being developed
for a 225,000-square-foot hospital campus
with a surgical focus in LVHN's eastern market as well as several additional health centers.
Master plans for each of its campuses are being
developed to establish clear roadmaps for future development and utilization. 
A B OV E : One City Center B E LO W: Family Health Pavilion,
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg campus

YEAR IN REVIEW: LVNH recently opened two com-

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munity health centers and an inpatient hospital
addition-three projects that represent a portion
of the more than $150 million in projects completed during the last 12 months. The Family Health
Pavilion is a 161,000-square-foot, four-story addition that revitalizes an original section of the

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - September 2017

Healthcare Design - September 2017
Contents
Editorial
The HCD 10
From the Publisher
Class Project
5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Making Room for Wound Care
First Look
Breath of Fresh Air
Engineering Winds of Change
Product Spotlight Wayfinding
The Center
Face Time
HCD Expo 2017
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Healthcare Design - September 2017
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover2
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 1
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Contents
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 3
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 4
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 6
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 7
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 8
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The HCD 10
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - From the Publisher
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 12
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Class Project
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 14
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 15
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 5 Strategies for Ambulatory Facility Planning
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Making Room for Wound Care
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 18
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - First Look
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Engineering Winds of Change
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Product Spotlight Wayfinding
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - 51
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - The Center
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Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Face Time
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover3
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Cover4
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - HCD Expo 2017
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Expo2
Healthcare Design - September 2017 - Expo3
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