To decompress capacity at their Cedar Crest hospital campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) opted to expand on their nearby Muhlenberg campus in Bethlehem. The expansion is also an opportunity for LVHN to capture market share in a region with a growing healthcare demand. Based on the area’s potential, LVHN has established the following objectives for the Muhlenberg campus project:
The planning process for the expanded Muhlenberg campus spanned several years. Eventually nearly two dozen project schemes had been developed. ERDMAN’s scheme emphasized a cost-effective approach to design, including a feature enabling LVHN to avoid the added expense of new parking structures and traffic mitigation strategies. LVHN ultimately selected ERDMAN for the project programming, conceptual design, and construction of a new patient pavilion. Project completion is expected in the spring of 2017 and will include the following:
ERDMAN has a long-standing relationship with LVHN that includes the design and construction of Health Centers in Hamburg and Bangor.
Jennifer Fink, Director of Planning and Interiors for LVHN, describes the success in their first use of Integrated Project Delivery.
An inside look at the new Muhlenberg Family Health Pavilion, led by LVHN’s executive team.
A construction time lapse of the Muhlenberg Family Health Pavilion.
This overview provides perspectives from LVHN and ERDMAN’s design team, discussing the key features of the new facility.