Allentown hospital gets $6.5 million in state funding
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — An Allentown hospital will get $6.5 million in state funding for its emergency department.
The funding will be used to relocate and expand the emergency department at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) 17th Street Hospital. The money comes from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
- 17th Street Hospital will receive $6.5 million in state funding
- The money will be used to relocate and expand its emergency department
- The funding was secured by state Sen. Pat Browne and state Rep. Mike Schlossberg
The expansion will fill an LVHN medical building across the street from 17th Street Hospital. It will include emergency rooms, a behavioral health room, trauma, triage, CT and X-ray and on-site case management.
The funding was secured by state Sen. Pat Browne, who is the Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman, and state Rep. Mike Schlossberg.
“One effect of the continuing growth in the Lehigh Valley is the increased need and stress placed on our health care systems, doctors, nurses and staffs.”Pat Browne, Pa. Senator
“Lehigh Valley Health Network is a premier health care provider and a vital community partner for the Lehigh Valley region with the 17th Street Hospital providing critical care and assistance to the residents of the City of Allentown,” Browne said.
“One effect of the continuing growth in the Lehigh Valley is the increased need and stress placed on our health care systems, doctors, nurses and staffs,” the senator added.
LVHN's 17th Street hospital has operated in west Allentown for more than 120 years.