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Lehigh Valley Health Network’s new education hub rising in Upper Saucon

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Lehigh Valley Health Network’s development in the area and past will embrace a new education and coaching facility in Lehigh County.

The closing metal beam was just lately positioned on LVHN’s Center for Healthcare Education in the Stabler Corporate Center at 3900 Sierra Circle, Upper Saucon Township.

Construction on the 70,000 square-foot web site, seen from close by Route 309 and Center Valley Parkway, is anticipated to be accomplished by the top of this yr and open in early 2023.

The web site consolidates three of the community’s education division websites, and can function a central hub for education and the community’s coaching applications.

LVHN’s education division contains 1,200 medical, nursing and different college students; 340 residents and fellows; and the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill.

The new constructing will embrace:

  • A state-of-the-art simulation heart
  • A full-size coaching working room
  • Plug-and-play functionality for learners and skill to broadcast to different websites
  • Increased classroom dimension and adaptability
  • A reception space, a devoted meals providers space, a eating and occasion space, a 150-person auditorium and enormous pc labs and storage areas

LVHN is likely one of the state’s largest instructing hospitals.

The new constructing is an funding in its academic infrastructure and “proof of our continued investment in our colleagues,” Dr. Michael A. Rossi, LVHN’s government vp and chief medical officer, mentioned throughout a broadcast Tuesday.

The academic alternatives embrace skilled growth and onboarding, persevering with education, undergraduate and graduate medical education, e-learning, and well being care simulation, Dr. Robert Barraco, LVHN’s chief tutorial officer, mentioned.

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Sarah Cassi could also be reached at scassi@lehighvalleylive.com.