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Harrisburg, March 21, 2017 — The Lehigh Valley Health Network announced today a major investment at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton that will significantly expand the hospital’s facilities in downtown Hazleton as well as its regional operations to better transition its healthcare delivery model towards more ambulatory outpatient care and wellness programs.

State Senator John T. Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) applauded Lehigh Valley Health Network’s commitment to Greater Hazleton.  “The expansion and modernization of the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton represents more access to quality, affordable health care for residents of northeastern Pennsylvania and a significant investment in our regional economy,” said Senator John Yudichak.

In the coming months, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton’s Health and Wellness Center campus will be expanded and hospital rooms will be modernized to provide more privacy to patients and their families. In center city Hazleton, OB/GYN, primary care, and pediatric care services will be offered in an enhanced facility. Lehigh Valley Health Network has also committed to an aggressive physician recruitment program.

“Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton’s announcement today reinforces its long-standing partnership with the communities of Greater Hazleton in the collective effort to improve the health and well-being of the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Senator Yudichak.