Lehigh Valley Health Network was approved Monday night to go ahead with plans for a hospital in Mahoning Township. At a special meeting Monday night, Mahoning Township Supervisors approved Lehigh Valley Health's plan.
It wants to build a facility off of Route 443 near Lehighton. The $65 million project will include a 89,000-square-foot facility, to be called Lehigh Valley Hospital−Carbon.
It is planned for 35 acres of open farmland on the north side of Blakeslee Boulevard, catty-corner to the Walmart Superstore. Initial plans call for a hospital that includes all private rooms for inpatient care and a medical office building.
Members of the township planning commission had asked township supervisors to deny the hospital's proposal saying another hospital would be one too many.
Via an LVHN release:
“Residents of Carbon County already trust in the care they receive at LVHN. As is the case in all the communities we serve, we foster relationships with health care providers who are not employed by LVHN but practice independently,” said Nester. “By having a modern health care facility in Carbon County, we will strengthen partnerships with those independent providers and other community-minded organizations that are aligned with our mission to heal, comfort and care.”
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