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LVBCH Wellness Recognition Award Program

LVBCH Announces Leadership in Wellness Recognition Award Program
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2018


Does your organization have an executive leader that has been instrumental in your wellness program's success?
If so, you can nominate that person for the new LVBCH Leadership in Wellness Recognition Award. They could get recognized for their contributions at LVBCH's 2018 Annual Conference on May 3, 2018 at DeSales University which typically attracts more than 200 attendees.

What is the LVBCH Leadership in Wellness Recognition Award?
This new initiative is designed to recognize executive leaders at LVBCH member companies for their innovation, dedication and contribution to the success of their organization’s corporate wellness program. We want to raise awareness of executive leader best practices that have resulted in the improved health and wellness of their organization's employees.

Who qualifies for this recognition award?
Some examples of an executive leader who is eligible for recognition through this award program include a president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, executive director, or superintendent to name a few.

How do you apply for the recognition award?
Simply complete an application form and send it via email to on or before Thursday, March 1, 2018. You can apply for the recognition award for yourself, or you can nominate someone else.


Upcoming LVBCH Events 

February 14, 2018 -- LVBCH Broker Event
"Vision Care in the Evolving Health Benefits Landscape"


Date: Wednesday, 02/14/18      Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
   - Registration & Lunch begin at 11:30 am     
   - Program Intro begins at 11:45 am
   - Class begins at 12 noon
Location: Glasbern Inn
              2141 Packhouse Rd, Fogelsville, PA 18051
This event is for LVBCH Brokers only.
Attendees qualify for 2 continuing education credits.
Registration required, you must register to attend this event.
To register, send email to
Registration Deadline: Thursday, Feb 8, 2018.



March 23, 2018 -- LVBCH Employer & Broker Forum
"LVBCH Associate Showcase"


Date: Friday, 03/23/18                  Time: 8:00 - 11:30 am
Registration begins at 8:00 am      Program begins at 8:20 am
Location: DeSales University, University Center Building, Commonwealth Room
              2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034
This event is for LVBCH Employers and Brokers only.
Registration required, you must register to attend this event.
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2018
Invitations will be sent via email on Feb 1, 2018.

May 3, 2018 -- LVBCH Annual Conference

Date: Thursday, 05/03/18              Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:00 am      Program begins at 8:30 am
Location: DeSales University, University Center Building, Commonwealth Room
              2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034
Registration required, you must register to attend this event.
Invitations will be mailed in March 2018.


News Updates 

LVBCH and United Concordia Extend Partnership for 5 Years - 12/18/17


BETHLEHEM, PA (December 18, 2017)    For more than two decades, United Concordia Companies, Inc. has been the preferred dental carrier for the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH), headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.   Under a new five-year contract, effective January 1, 2018, United Concordia will continue to be the preferred provider for dental insurance products for Coalition members.  As one of the oldest and most-respected coalitions in the nation, with more than 200 member companies representing about 300,000 covered lives, LVBCH partners with companies that help its members improve the quality and reduce the cost of their employee benefit offerings. 

To read the entire news release about the renewed partnership, click here

To download a brochure about the LVBCH Dental Program, click here

For more information about the LVBCH Dental Program, contact:
   Greg Fisher
   Director of Sales
   United Concordia Dental
   Phone: 610.276.2108

Seven PA Hospitals Earn Leapfrog's 2017 Top Hospital Award - 12/07/17

Bethlehem, PA, (December 7, 2017) – Seven Pennsylvania hospitals were named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals which honors the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.  The following hospitals received this coveted award for 2017:

Top Children’s Hospital:
  - St Christopher's Hospital For Children

Top General Hospitals:
  - Doylestown Hospital
  - PinnacleHealth Community General Osteopathic Hospital 
  - PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Hospital
  - PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital
Top Teaching Hospitals:
  - Jeanes Hospital   
  - Lancaster General Hospital   

This elite award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive in safety and quality.  The winning facilities will be officially recognized at Leapfrog’s Annual Top Hospitals Ceremony on December 7, 2017 in Arlington, VA.

This year, Leapfrog recognized 109 Top Hospitals across the country. Of those, 10 were Top Children’s Hospitals, 45 Top General Hospitals, 18 Top Rural Hospitals and 36 Top Teaching Hospitals.  Of the 7 Top Hospitals in Pennsylvania, 1 was a Top Children’s Hospitals, 4 were Top General Hospitals, and 2 were Top Teaching Hospitals.

To read the entire news release about the 2017 Top Hospital Awards, click here

To see the full list of institutions honored as a 2017 Top Hospital, please visit


Recent LVBCH Events 

October 26, 2017 -- LVBCH Employer Forum
"Substance Abuse - A Major Challenge for Employers"


Date: Thursday, 10/26/17         Time: 8:00 - 11:00 am
Registration begins at 8:00 am      Program begins at 8:30 am
Location: PBS39/WLVT Public Media Center, 830 E. First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Click link for Parking Instructions

Sponsored by: PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency and Express Scripts

Featured Speakers: 
   - Victor Parziale, Program Educational Consultant, Drug Free Workplace PA
   - Kristen Wenrich, Health Director, City of Bethlehem
Ken Miller, Director, Clinical Program Management, Express Scripts
This event is for LVBCH EMPLOYER members only.
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event.  
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
Invitations will be sent shortly.
Registration deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017
Click links to Get More Information and Register

Click link for the Agenda
Click links to see speaker presentation slides from the event:  
   - Preliminary Survey Results - Kristen Wenrich, City of Bethlehem
   - Creating a Drug Free Workplace - Victor Parziale, Drug Free Workplace PA
- Putting the Brakes on the Opioid Epidemic - Ken Miller, Express Scripts
Click link to see a 2-minute video about a Drug Free Workplace Video