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People seeking emergency care in Schuylkill County will soon have a brand new emergency department to receive services. Officials and medical leaders at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill at E. Norwegian Street dedicated and previewed the new 17,000 square foot facility to colleagues and medical staff during an internal Open House at the 700 East Norwegian Street facility.

     “This new facility will help advance the LVHN mission to heal, comfort and care for our community,” noted William J. “Bill” Reppy, LVH–Schuylkill President. “Excitement about this new facility has been building for the past several weeks with construction workers, hospital family and our community emergency medical services personnel,” he said. “We are very proud of this project and the impact it will have on our community. Completion of this project will allow us to advance our campus integration which allows us to streamline our operations and deliver focused care to our patients.”

   Lehigh Valley Hospital­–Schuylkill will continue to operate an emergency department at its South Jackson Street campus.

      Workers are putting finishing touches on the emergency department. The new facility will open for service after final inspections, expected in the near future. A public Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

      In June, the hospital moved emergency services to temporary space on the second floor making it easier and more comfortable for patients during construction. It also allowed construction crews to proceed without interruption, which helped in both budget and completion time. The result is an ultra modern emergency department designed to provide for better patient flow and delivery of care.

      “This is a very important day for those in need of emergency care in our community,” noted Dr. Lori Lawson, Medical Director of emergency services at LVH–Schuylkill. “We believe this expanded facility will make it a more positive experience for our patients and help our clinicians optimize the care they provide,” she said.

     The new emergency department features 21 individual treatment bays, a specially designed, private behavioral health area and a four bed fast track unit.”

      The emergency department construction was advanced as part of the ongoing campus integration between the East and South Campuses.

      In addition to the new ED, the adjacent diagnostic imaging area (radiology) underwent significant changes as well. Most notably was the addition of a new interventional radiology suite, the addition of nuclear medicine and digital mammography services. A new radiology/registration reception area will welcome patients.


      Other areas of the East hospital also underwent upgrades to make them more comfortable and accessible for patients.

      As this construction project ends, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill is now able to integrate its services moving the traditional, acute inpatient hospital services to its East Norwegian Street hospital while keeping other services at the South Jackson Street Campus.

East Norwegian Street

  • 24-hour physician staffed emergency department
  • Surgical Services
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Renovated Diagnostic Imaging are including
    • Patient welcome and reception area
    • New interventional radiology suite
    • New nuclear medicine suite
    • CT Scan and ultrasound
    • Digital Mammography
  • Medical Diagnostics, CardioPulmonary, Respiratory Care and Laboratory
  • Advanced Wound Center
  • Senior Behavioral Health Unit
  • Inpatient medical/surgical/pediatrics
  • Stine Acute Rehabilitation Unit
  • Inpatient Dialysis

South Jackson Street

  • 24-hour physician staffed emergency department
  • The Birthplace Maternity Unit
  • Adult Behavioral Health Unit
  • Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit
  • Occupational Medicine Program
  • Outpatient Therapy Services

Merger of SHS to LVHN becomes official 9:00 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2016.

 Schuylkill Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network Sign Agreement to Merge

Access to expanded healthcare services, more advanced technology and more medical specialists available to the residents of Schuylkill County have taken a major step forward today.  Schuylkill Health System (SHS) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. The boards of directors of both organizations recently approved the agreement. The transaction is subject to the typical regulatory review associated with this type of transaction, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.  

Schuylkill Health is offering a FREE Multi-Week Program geared to help people at risk of becoming diabetic. Schuylkill Health is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a free, lifestyle change program designed to help individuals prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes.  Programs are being offered in Pottsville and Mahanoy City beginning March 14 in Mahanoy City and March 16 in Pottsville. (click here for flyer)

Dizzy?  Off Balance? A Vestibular Therapy Program might be of help to you.  Schuylkill Health’s CHAT Program (Community Health Awareness Talks) continues on Wednesday, February 17 when Dr. Thomas V. Boran of Boran & Puzzi Ear, Nose & Throat, Pottsville and Ron Ferrara, MS, PT of Schuylkill Health’s Vestibular (Balance) Therapy Program lead the discussion.   

     The program will address the signs and symptoms as well as the latest treatment options.  This FREE program will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room of the Joseph F. School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health on the campus of Schuylkill Medical Center South Jackson Street (450 Washington Street)

The Program is FREE.  Registration is encouraged by calling 570-621-5108.  Refreshments are provided.

We thank you for your participation in the Schuylkill Health 5k Walk/Run.  Despite some challenges with the new course, everyone seemed to enjoy a beautiful day and a very important cause.  

Schuylkill Health's 5k Walk/Run for Diabetes Awareness and Education Results (click read more for the results)



(POTTSVILLE, PA)  Schuylkill Health will host a Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Saturday, November 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Wall Auditorium, Third Floor (near Main Lobby) at Schuylkill Medical Center East Norwegian Street, 700 East Norwegian Street, Pottsville.  The breakfast is for Veterans for for those currently serving in the U.S. Military.


For additional information, please call 570-621-5555 or visit our website

See flyer here.

Schuylkill Health Auxiliary would like to extend an invitation to join our committee to promote Breast Cancer Awareness throughout Schuylkill County.  In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Schuylkill Health Auxiliary will be holding a number of breast cancer activities during the month of October and we welcome your help.

Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, other than skin cancer, among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death.   World-wide every 19 seconds someone is diagnosed with breast cancer.  Schuylkill Health Auxiliary has committed to promoting Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. The goal is to paint Schuylkill County pink throughout the month of October to spread the message and raise funds to assist women in our community from this life-changing disease.

(POTTSVILLE, PA)  Schuylkill Health will again host its Annual 5K Walk/Run for diabetes awareness and education on Saturday, October 24.  The event will be held the Island in Schuylkill Haven, Fritz Reed Avenue.  This is a new location for the Schuylkill Health 5k Walk/Run. See course map here.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with both the Walk and Run beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged by completing a registration form available here.

Both individuals and teams are welcome.  Teams are to be a minimum of four members and can include both walkers and runners. 

For additional information about participating as a runner, walker or sponsor, please call Michael Peckman at 570-621-5555 or email


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in recognition, Schuylkill Health will offer reduced cost digital mammogram screenings during the month. Mammograms will be conducted at Schuylkill Medical Center Women’s Imaging Center at 171 Red Horse Road, (Gordon Nagle Trail/Route 901), Pottsville.

Mammography Services at Schuylkill Health are accredited by The American College of Radiology (ACR).  To arrange an appointment, please call (570) 621-5999.

To, be eligible for the screening, participants must be at least 40 years of age, have had no mammogram in the past year, not be pregnant or nursing and have a physician’s order for the mammogram.

It is estimated that one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that the incidence of breast disease has increased more than 32 percent over the past decade.

Click the "Read more..." button below to view all of the exciting items being offered in the 2015 Golf Classic Silent Auction.

2015 Schuylkill Health Golf Classic

There's still time to join us or to purchase tickets for the dinner, please call 570-621-5555.
Click the "Read more..." button below to view our Tee Time listing.