Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest

About Us

Mission: We heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value supported by education and clinical research.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of nine hospital campuses plus numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in seven eastern Pennsylvania counties. Our health care professionals provide amazing care every day.

At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we continually go the extra mile to further our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Each one of our 19,000 colleagues contributes to this mission and helps make all communities we serve healthier – and better – places to live.

Rooted in history

Our legacy of patient-centered care began with 13 compassionate, civic-minded women more than a century ago. Caring deeply about the health and well-being of their community, they raised $5,300 for a plot of land at 17th and Chew streets in Allentown, Pa., and in 1899, opened The Allentown Hospital. Their generous example was the first step in our health network’s journey.

In the late 1950s, with the area’s population booming, a group of Lutheran clergy purchased a 102-acre alfalfa field in Bethlehem and set out to build another hospital for the community. Muhlenberg Hospital Center opened its doors in 1961 as a 192-bed facility for the chronically ill.

Vision – access to superior health care

The inspiration for our modern-day health network came from Leonard Parker Pool, the founder of Air Products. In addition to having a brilliant mind for business, Pool also had a passion for health care and serving his fellow man. In the late 1960s, that passion became personal.

When Pool’s wife, Dorothy, had to travel back and forth from the Lehigh Valley to New York City to receive leading-edge cancer treatment, Leonard Pool realized many in his community did not have the means to travel outside the region for such care. He had a vision to create a superior regional hospital” so people could receive the best possible care without leaving the Lehigh Valley. He donated $5 million to help bring that vision to life, which led in 1974 to the construction of what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township, Pa.

Vision realized – again and again

Guided by Pool’s vision, we have since transformed into one of the nation's most respected health networks, offering comprehensive care in 95 clinical specialties across eight campuses. This care is complemented by clinical research and education, including a medical school partnership with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine that’s preparing the doctors of tomorrow through the SELECT program.

Lehigh Valley Health Network Careers

Join our team, and find out why LVHN is named a 2021 Best Workplace in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is the region’s largest employer and health care provider of choice. Our nearly 20,000 health care professionals take pride in what they do and are driven by our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Haga clic aquí para español.

Which role is right for you? If you are searching for a clinical or nonclinical career with LVHN, Opens in new tabclick here to view job postings and apply. If you are a physician or advanced practice clinician, click here to explore opportunities and contact a recruiter.

LVHN is honored to be named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma by Great Place to Work and Fortune. LVHN’s culture of trust – and the positive things colleagues said about working at LVHN when surveyed – align perfectly with what makes a great workplace.

The designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN’s core values – Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence – you will have a rewarding and successful career here.