Health Care

A tale of two health networks: How health care became the biggest employer in the Lehigh Valley (access required)

Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network are the two biggest employers in the Lehigh Valley. Chances are, if you live in the area, someone you know works for one of these health care giants. But just how did the health care industry become the largest employer in the Lehigh Valley? LVB talked to experts to find out.

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Opioid deaths in Pa. decreased in 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced in a press release that opioid drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania fell last year. Wolf, citing data from the Drug Enforcement Agency, said opioid overdose deaths were 18 percent lower in 2018 than in 2017. “This is a good piece of news in our ongoing fight,” Wolf said. “However, new ...

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