Press Release

Valley Preferred appoints Director, Finance and Operations

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Tracy Hujsa has been appointed to Director, Finance and Operations. Formerly Finance Manager, Hujsa has been working with LVHN for over 36 years, 20 of those with Valley Preferred. In her new role she is responsible for long-range financial planning and oversight of financial management for Valley Preferred and for Populytics.

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Valley’s Preferred Website Wins Gold Award in National Digital Marketing Competition

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Valley Preferred received a “Gold” recognition in the 2nd Annual Healthcare Digital Marketing (HDM) Awards competition. The award, won in the Institutional Website-Update category, celebrates the organization’s newly redesigned, restructured website.

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Kris Rooney, MD, Named Chief Wellness Officer at Valley Preferred and Lehigh Valley Health Network

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Dr. Rooney is a medical professional involved in teaching, lecturing, community service in addition to caring for her patients. Dr. Rooney is also the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Pediatrics, and Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program.

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Burn Prevention Network Partners with WFMZ to Host 16th Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration

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The annual event, produced by the local Burn Prevention Network, will be broadcast on WFMZ-TV on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. This program shares incredible stories honoring local heroes who have risked their lives to try to save others from burn injury or death.

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Valley Preferred/Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization Enhances ValleyPreferred.com

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Valley Preferred has launched a redesigned website. The site provides a better user experience and reflects the advancement of the organization as its dedication to building and strengthening relationships across the health care continuum continues.

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Dr. Kevin A. Vrablik Continues Long Legacy of Service and Quality at HealthWorks, LVHN’s Occupational Medicine Division

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Kevin A. Vrablik, MD, MPH, FACOEM, has assumed the role of Executive Director at HealthWorks. Dr. Vrablik is also Chief, Division of Occupational Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Medical Director of Employee Health Services at LVHN.

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Joseph Patruno, MD, invited to join national Collaborative for Health and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM)

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By championing wellness programs within our own institutions and collaborating with others across the country to identify and spread best practices, we hope to make effective wellness initiatives more widely available.

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Rory Marraccini, MD named Co-Director of P4P Mentor-Based Well-Being Program

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This program is a peer-support program that assists clinicians who are experiencing stresses. It is believed that colleagues who have “been there” can best relate to situations and concerns encountered in the workplace by their peers.

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Dr. Nina Taggart Elected to Board of Directors of NAACOS

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Nina Taggart, MA, MD, MBA, FAAO, Sr Medical Director of Accountable Care at Valley Preferred, has been elected to the National Association of ACOs 2021 Board of Directors. Dr. Taggart’s has in depth experience with the ACO at LVHN, which promotes value-based reimbursement.

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Valley Preferred adds board members as Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization Grows

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Valley Preferred has added four members to its Board of Trustees. They include Matthew McCambridge, MD, MS, FACP, FCCP, Glenn Kratzer, MD, Robert Kruklitis, MD, PhD, and Allison Yudt, Administrator.

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