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Consumer Reports Features LVBCH on Facebook & Twitter - 07/27/16

On 7/27/16, Consumer Reports featured LVBCH in its Choosing Wisely social media campaign.  The photo below, which was taken at LVBCH's 2016 Annual Conference, was posted by Consumer Reports on both Facebook and Twitter.  The photo was taken when Tom Croyle, LVBCH President asked all annual conference attendees to hold up their Choosing Wisely "5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor" wallet card.

Below are the links to the Consumer Reports social media posts:
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Facebook
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Twitter

Please help spread the word about Choosing Wisely by liking our post on Facebook and Twitter.
 

 

LVBCH Announces the Release of Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores - 04/25/16

Bethlehem, PA (April 25, 2016) – The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) announced today the release of the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores, published by national nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group.  Assigning A, B, C, D, and F letter grades, the Score provides the most complete picture of avoidable hospital errors, accidents and infections that kill or harm tens of thousands of patients every year.  New for this update are the grading factors in five measures of patient experience that have been correlated with the hospital’s safety record, as well as two common and deadly infections, MRSA and C.diff.  In Pennsylvania, grades were assigned to 132 hospitals with 33 (25%) receiving an A, the highest letter grade, meaning those hospitals are safer than others in the U.S.  Two of the three hospitals that have received “Straight As” since 2013 are local hospitals -- Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg.

“There will always be more work to be done in our area to provide the best care for the families living in our communities,” said Tom Croyle, LVBCH President.  “We are so proud to work with all of our hospitals and recognize the commitment they are making to improve care.  In particular today we commend our ‘A’ hospitals, and look forward to the day when all our community’s hospitals will earn an ‘A’”.

To read the entire news release about the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores and see the complere list of the 33 hospitals in PA that scored an 'A' in this latest update, click here.

For hospital ratings in your area, click the image above or visit: www.hospitalsafetyscore.org

 

Upcoming LVBCH Events


September 21, 2016 -- LVBCH Employer Forum
"Proactively Managing Obesity at Your Organization"


Date: Wednesday, 09/21/16         Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Registration begins at 8:00 am      Program begins at 8:30 am
Location: Blue Grillhouse, 4431 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Sponsored by the Novo Nordisk
This event is for LVBCH EMPLOYER members only.
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event.
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
Invitations will be sent in August 2016.

 

October 22, 2016 -- American Cancer Society Walk
"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Lehigh Valley"


Date: Saturday, 10/22/16         Time: 8:30 am - Noon
Registration begins at 8:30.  Walk begins at 10:00 am
Location: Downtown Bethlehem - Main and West Lehigh Streets, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Map it
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society
This event is for all LVBCH members.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship - an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.
Invitations will be sent in August 2016.
LVBCH Team Name: LVBCH Walkers
Click links to Get More Information, Register and Donate

 

May 4, 2017 -- LVBCH 37th Annual Conference

Date: Thursday, 5/4/17         Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 
DeSales UniversityUniversity Center Building,
                2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034

 

Recent LVBCH Events 

 May 17, 2016 -- Healthcare Systems Engineering Symposium
"What Does Healthcare Actually Cost?"


Date: Tuesday, 5/17/16         Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Location:
Lehigh University, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event. 
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
This event is for all LVBCH members.
Click links to Get More Information and to see Additional Photos from the event

 

May 5, 2016 -- LVBCH 36th Annual Conference
"Healthcare in Transition: Strategies to Increase Healthcare Value"


Date: Thursday, 5/5/16         Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 
DeSales UniversityUniversity Center Building,
                2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034
Featured Speakers:
     - Mark A. Caron, CHCIO, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Geneia
     - Robert Laszewski, President, Health Policy and Strategy Associates
     - Steve Miller, MD, Senior VP & Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event.  
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
This event is for all LVBCH members.
Registration deadline: Monday, April 11, 2016
Click links to 
Get More Information and Register
Click link to access the 
News Release about the event
Click to access the
News Release about the Wellness Spotlight Awards
Click link to access the
 Program Book from the event
Click link to access Additional Photos from the event
Click links to access the slide presentations from the event:   
   - 
2016: The Health Care Political & Market Landscape 
     by Robert Laszewski, Health Policy & Strategy Associate
   - 
2016 LVBCH Wellness Spotlight Awards 
     by Carol Michaels & Amanda Greene, Benefit Corporate Wellness
   - 
Miracle Medications: Can we afford the cure? 
     by Steve Miller, MD, Express Scripts