LEHIGH VALLEY PHYSICIAN GROUP
LVPG was incorporated in 1993 as a wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).
Comprising more than 2,600 colleagues, LVPG is the second largest division of LVHN under the leadership of Michael Rossi, MD, MBA, Physician Executive Director.
The operating budget in FY14 of $475 M represents greater than 25% of LVHN.
145 practice sites in and around the Lehigh Valley, 10 Health Centers and 45 specialties registered 1.9 million patient visits in 2013.
LVPG providers account for more than 50% of the Medical Staff.
Composition represents 40% primary care and 60% specialty care.
LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK
Based in Allentown and Bethlehem, PA, LVHN comprises three campuses, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital – 17th Street, Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg, representing 981 licensed acute beds; Lehigh Valley Health Services, Lehigh Valley Physician Group and nine community health centers.
There are almost 1,200 physicians on our medical staff representing 95 specialties, and LVHN is the area’s largest employer with more than 12,000 employees.
The network has entered into an alliance with six other systems to form AllSpire Health Partners, a new consortium to carry out joint activities in patient care services, research, and education to enhance the value of healthcare that communities receive.
LVHN is among the largest teaching hospitals in Pennsylvania, is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, trains 242 residents in 18 freestanding and fully accredited residency and fellowship programs, and partnered with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine to jointly create an innovative medical education program to train tomorrow’s physicians.
Our nationally recognized health system was ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for 18 consecutive years; was named among the top five academic medical centers by the University HealthSystem Consortium, and has been designated as a National Magnet Hospital, the highest honor in excellence in nursing, since 2002.
The Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the region and provides care in 29 specialties and general pediatrics.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS – Receive all three
Matched Savings Plan (403B) – 50% match of the first 4% of pay you contribute. Defined Contribution Pension Plan – Network contributes a percentage of pay in your name and you choose how to invest, vesting after 5 years. Percentage based on years of service.
Supplemental Retirement Plan – Network contribution of 5% of compensation, eligible after 2 years.
HEALTH PLAN Choice of two medical plans: PPO Plan or Health Savings Account - Both plans have deductibles and per pay period premiums based on your annual salary. Includes prescription plan and annual wellness benefit of $700. Dental coverage – Basic or comprehensive options with nominal contribution. Vision coverage – Available on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction. Flexible Spending Accounts – Available on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction for health care and child/elder care
BENEFITS SUMMARY Member Time Off Amount determined by Department Chair, minimum of 4 weeks
Continuing Medical Education Amount determined by Department Chair, minimum of 1 week Technology equipment bonus - $1,500 per year
Malpractice Insurance Comprehensive liability/malpractice coverage – claims made with a tail
Insurance Life – Benefit equal to 2x annual salary Supplemental Life – Available for purchase, post tax Long Term Disability – 60% of base pay up to $5,000 monthly max Supplemental Long Term Disability – May equal up to 60% of base pay up to $10,000 monthly max Travel/Accident Insurance - $100,000 benefit if fatally injured on Network business
BENEFITS SUMMARY Tuition Reimbursement Reimbursement of 85% of tuition cost up to $4,000 per year
Licensing Fees Reimbursement of renewal fees for Pennsylvania licenses, federal DEA, board certification and 1 professional affiliation per year, not deducted from CME allowance
Additional Benefits Employee Assistance Program – up to 5 free counseling sessions Sick Time – 1,040 hours per year Leave of Absences – military leave, medical LOA, personal LOA, FMLA Bereavement
LEHIGH VALLEY AREA General Information Lehigh Valley comprises 3 major cities – Allentown, Bethlehem, & Easton Diverse economic base – small manufacturing, healthcare, microelectronics, financial services Population 700,000+ 11 institutions of higher learning 60 miles north of Philadelphia, 90 miles west of NYC
Easy access to DC, DE, MD, the Pocono Mountains, and beaches Wide array of seasonal entertainment & cultural amenities For more information visit: http://www.lehighvalley.org
LEHIGH VALLEY AREA Housing Contemporary urban development including city lofts Rural settings & suburban developments Condominiums & Townhouses Affordable rentals – (from $1,200 - $2,600/month) Positive outlook on housing market Home sales increased 24% from August 2012- August 2013 Average sales price in August 2013 - $206,447 For more information visit: www.lehighvalley.org or www.zillow.com
LEHIGH VALLEY AREA Education 17 Public Schools 11 Colleges & Universities 6 Private Schools For more school information visit: www.lehighvalley.org/resources/lving-in-lehigh-valley/education/
Entertainment The greater Lehigh Valley offers a wide array of recreation including amusement parks, music festivals, bike trails, snow skiing, golf and more! Home to Philadelphia AAA teams – Iron Pigs Baseball, Phantoms Hockey, Olympic level cycling center and fly fishing State Theatre, Symphony Hall, Bach Choir, art museums and cultural events