$21.4M expansion underway at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest

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Photo courtesy of LVHN: A $21.4M construction project is underway at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township.
Photo courtesy of LVHN: A $21.4M construction project is underway at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township.

Lehigh Valley Health Network has begun a $21.4 million expansion at the Kasych Family Pavilion on its Cedar Crest campus in Salisbury Township. The work is being done by Whiting-Turner of Allentown.

The project will add 24 private rooms and three floors to the south tower of the pavilion.

Plans call for fitting out the existing shell on the fourth floor that was left vacant for future development. The floor will have an additional 17,000 square feet of space, which will be used as a 24-bed medical/surgical unit with private rooms.

The plans also call for installing the steel construction to the shells of floors five through seven to allow for additional future growth.

Dr. Ronald Swinfard, president and CEO of LVHN, said there is an ongoing demand for additional rooms at the network's hospitals.

He said the new unit is designed using a patient-centered focus. This will allow patients to have more privacy with visitors and care staff consultations, as well as help to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

The fourth floor is expected to be finished by December. The entire project is expected to be completed by May 2014.

Stacy Wescoe

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