Jefferson Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network come to agreement on merger deal

Jefferson Health and LVHN Merge to Create One of the Largest Health Care Systems in the Country, Promising High-Quality Care and Access to Specialists

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On Wednesday morning, Jefferson Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) officially signed an agreement to merge, creating one of the largest health care systems in the country. Once the merger is complete, the unified organization will consist of 30 hospitals in Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, with over 700 sites employing more than 65,000 individuals. This makes it the largest employer in the greater Philadelphia region.

Dr. Joseph G. Cacchione, CEO of Jefferson, stated in a joint press release that the merger will provide communities with access to high-quality care, continuous research and innovation, a network of specialists, clinical trials, and more. He emphasized the organization’s commitment to prioritizing health through value-based care, promoting access, choice, innovation, opportunity, equity, and stability for community members


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