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Lehigh Valley Health Network
City:Allentown
State:PA
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Gastroenterology
Opportunity Description:

Eastern Pennsylvania Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists (EPGI) is actively seeking BC/BE gastroenterologists to join our private practice.  We are the exclusive provider of GI/Hepatology services for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and we are recruiting to fill gastroenterology positions at multiple LVHN sites in eastern Pennsylvania. Some of these positions are start-ups and will interest individuals who are inspired by programmatic development and growth. Our practice offers all the benefits of private practice blended with the opportunity to pursue academic endeavors.  We teach medical students, residents and serve as the faculty for the ACGME-approved GI fellowship at LVHN.  We are proud of the fact that the Gastroenterology Division is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top 50 program and it is ranked third in the state. EPGI received an A patient safety grade from the Leapfrog Group in 2015.

EPGI comprises 17 board-certified gastroenterologists and 8 APCs.  We offer comprehensive services including Advanced Endoscopy (EUS, Cyst Gastrostomy, ERCP with spyglass, RFA, DBE) and Transplant Hepatology.  We also own a busy Ambulatory Endoscopy Center.  We are prepared to offer a generous compensation and benefits package. Our new hires will be eligible for faculty appointment at the University of South Florida, LVHN’s academic affiliate.

LVHN is based in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and comprises four clinical campuses with more than 1,600 beds.  The health network is a Level 1 trauma center and regional referral center for a catchment area that includes 2M people. The hospital has 13,000 employees and has been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for 21 consecutive years.

The Lehigh Valley area is anchored by the city of Allentown, the fastest growing city in the state.  Urban redevelopment that includes new businesses, sophisticated metropolitan-style housing, four-star restaurants and entertainment venues are credited with the city’s growth.  Within 10 minutes of the downtown are beautiful suburban neighborhoods, city parks, bike trails, ski areas and more. The academic opportunities in the area include excellent public schools, highly regarded private schools plus 10 colleges and universities.  More than 700,000 people live, work, learn and play in the greater Lehigh Valley. 

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Facility Description:

Lehigh Valley Health Network has five full service hospital locations. Our flagship facility is in Allentown, PA and has 800 beds with a level 1 trauma center. Our second full service hospital is 20 minutes away in Bethlehem, PA with 188 beds (Muhlenberg Campus currently is in the process of adding OB/GYN and should be opening very soon. In 2014 our network acquired a hospital an hour north of our main location in Hazleton, PA; this is a full service hospital with 150 bed inpatient capacity. We also acquired Pocono Medical Center in January 2017. This hospital is located in East Stroudsburg, PA. Schuylkill Health joined LVHN in 2016 and is located in Pottsville, PA. In addition to the full sercie hospitals we have 140 practice locations which include an Orthopedic Surgical center (Tilghman) and 55 bed former hospital which houses a busy ER, clinics (all specialties) and practices (geriatrics). No longer admits inpatients but we encourage our doctors to perform their outpatient surgeries there (17th St Allentown). Also, 11 express Care locations and 12 Health Centers. We are a teaching hospital - our Academic Affiliation is with the University of South Florida. We also have 18 free standing and fully accredited Residency/Fellowship programs with 250 participats currently.

Community Description:

We are located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, a fast growing region in eastern Pennsylvania comprised of three mid-sized cites surrounded by suburban neighborhoods with over 700,000 residents. Just a 60 minute drive north of Philadelphia and 90 minute drive west of New York City. 

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