Lehigh Valley Health Network Adds Down Syndrome Medical Clinic

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Lehigh Valley, Pa. (January 23, 2023) – Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center’s (EPDSC) medical clinic is now part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and will expand access to specialized treatment for people with Down syndrome in the region. EPDSC will continue to provide resources, education, advocacy and programs to patients and families in the region and continue its long-standing partnership with LVHN.

As part of LVHN, the clinic, located within the Health Center at Trexlertown, will be named LVPG Down Syndrome Medical Clinic.

LVHN plans to recruit additional doctors and clinicians, therapists, and family support specialists to the existing team. Since 1999, LVHN has been providing doctors to patients seeking care at EPDSC’s clinic and current patients will be able to keep their same team.

“We are thrilled to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary and holistic care to people with Down syndrome and their families and we look forward to expanding care options in the near future,” said the clinic’s Medical Director, Donald Levick, MD.

“LVHN has been a wonderful partner for more than 20 years and this new partnership will allow our patients and families to receive world-class, specialized care from doctors and therapists they already know and trust,” said Kerri DiDario, EPDSC Executive Director.

The clinic currently provides care for more than 250 patients.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 13 hospital campuses, four in Allentown, two in Bethlehem, one in Easton, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton, two in Pottsville, one in Dickson City, and one in Lehighton, Pa.; 28 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer InstituteLehigh Valley Heart and Vascular InstituteLehigh Valley Institute for Surgical ExcellenceLehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute and Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance (MSK Cancer Alliance), an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the third largest children’s hospital in Pennsylvania, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No. 1 hospital for nine straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top 10 hospitals for nine consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.



Jamie L. Stover
Media Relations Specialist
Marketing & Public Affairs
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA 18105