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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
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.
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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
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
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Get More Information and Register
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News Release about the event
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News Release about the Wellness Spotlight Awards
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 Program Book from the event
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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



News Updates

LVBCH Awards Employers for Weight Management Efforts - 05/06/16

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Front Row (L-R) Jeannine O’Callaghan ( LVBCH Chairwoman), Amy Previato (St. Luke’s University Health Network), Angie Smallwood (Volvo Group/Mack Trucks), Denise Moyer (B. Braun Medical Inc.), Diane Janney Schall (Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13), Alyssa Thompson (Members 1st Federal Credit Union), Barb Bensinger (Essroc Cement Corp), Mary Jo McNulty (Lehigh University), Mark Wendling, MD (Lehigh Valley Health Network) and Sherri Penchishen (City of Bethlehem). 
Back Row (L-R)
: Lisa Bogert (Schlouch Incorporated), Amanda Greene (BeneFIT Corporate Wellness / Populytics), Carol Michaels (BeneFIT Corporate Wellness / Populytics), Adrienne Nagy (Crayola), Christine Lewis (Follett Corporation), Cary Quarry (Computer Aid), Beth Kulig (Andesa Services), Lisa Betz (Victaulic) and Tom Croyle (LVBCH President).

Bethlehem, PA (May 6, 2016) –  The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) recognized 15 local businesses for their commitment to worksite health and wellness as evidenced through their employee weight management programs.  Each employer was presented with the LVBCH 2016 Wellness Spotlight Award during the Coalition’s 36th annual conference, "Healthcare in Transition: Strategies to Increase Healthcare Value" at DeSales University on May 5th.

“We applaud these employers on their encouragement and support of their employees’ efforts to manage their weight, and consequently reduce their risk of serious diseases and health conditions,” says Tom Croyle, LVBCH President.  “By providing access to nutritious food and encouraging physical activity, employers demonstrate their genuine concern for their employees’ health and welfare.”

To read the entire news release about the LVBCH 2016 Wellness Spotlight Awards, click here.


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.

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Upcoming LVBCH Events 

 May to June, 2016 -- LVBCH is Sponsoring 13 American Cancer Society
"Relay for Life" Events in Lehigh, Northampton & Berks Counties

Participation is EASY, simply click one of the links below: