About Us

Valley Preferred is a physician hospital organization formed nearly three decades ago by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and the Greater Lehigh Valley Independent Practice Association (GLVIPA). We are dedicated to Achieving Clinical Excellence® and the goals of the Quadruple Aim: improving health care quality, value and effectiveness, while also prioritizing the well-being of physicians and providers.

An equal partnership leading health care innovation

  • 50% owned by the Greater Lehigh Valley Independent Practice Association (GLVIPA), which provides multiple advocacy and support services, as well as educational events for practices
  • 50% owned by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)
  • Aligned with Populytics, Inc., which provides the infrastructure for care coordination and data analytics for population health
  • Credentialed providers are employed, independent, or aligned
Our Mission:

To ensure high value, satisfaction, and positive outcomes in health care at an affordable cost.

Our Vision:

To pursue clinically integrated efforts in our communities to identify the best clinical standards, support adoption of these standards, monitor provider performance, measure outcomes, and provide performance-based incentives to providers.

An Integrated Clinical Network

As health care grows more complex, Valley Preferred diversifies, gets stronger, and dives deeper. Our structure and philosophy have matured to see individual providers and our affiliated health system, LVHN, collaborating strategically to improve patient care, increase value, and demonstrate our ability to evolve in a rapidly changing market. Our clinically integrated efforts are making a positive impact on health care delivery in the region, and effectively “reshaping health care from the inside out.”

Valley Preferred encompasses a vast universe of support, from education and outreach to practices, and management of Medicare and Medicaid populations under the LVHN Accountable Care Organization (ACO), to utilizing data analytics for population health. Above all, our initiatives are aimed at helping physicians feel less stressed and more balanced, and giving them the opportunity to focus on what they do best: caring for their patients.


Workplace Wellness

Physicians, health care providers, employers – everyone – can live life more fully if they are healthy. Personal health coaching, tobacco cessation, stress management, and a cognitive approach to weight management are some of the services available from our partner BeneFIT Corporate Wellness.

BeneFIT Corporate Wellness

Mental Health Support

Physician well-being is important to all of us and we offer mental health support to all members and participants at no cost. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, a personal or work-related concern, Preferred EAP’s highly trained counselors are here to help.

Preferred EAP

Population Health Management

Effective health care is increasingly dependent on data. Collecting and tracking data analytics with Populytics means providers, employers, and patients can make more informed decisions about benefit utilization, care delivery, and cost effectiveness.


Brokers and TPAs

Working together to find the best health care options

Our relationships with brokers and third-party administrators are important to us, and we are able to enter into them with a unique perspective. Valley Preferred has been collaborating with insurance companies, physicians, and employers for more than 25 years. We understand each one’s unique point of view. This is a valuable trait as we work together to deliver high quality care instilled with the efficiencies employers want and need.