Lehigh Valley Health Network’s 31st Annual Golf Classic Raises Funds for Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute

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 (L-R) John F. Malloy, PhD, Chair, LVHN Board of Trustees; Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, President and CEO, LVHN; Joseph G. Cacchione, MD, FACC, CEO, Jefferson; and Michael E. Sneed, Vice-Chair, Jefferson Board of Trustees


Event proceeds help to expand research, direct care, education and physician recruitment

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (June 17, 2024) – On June 3, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) held its 31st annual Golf Classic at Saucon Valley Country Club. This year’s event benefits Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, the region’s only nationally ranked orthopedic program and the leading provider for joint replacement surgeries and sports medicine procedures.

Three hundred golfers came out for great weather and played all three courses at Saucon Valley Country Club, the host of five upcoming USGA championships. Together, the golfers and 56 event sponsors raised a record-setting $500,000 for the Orthopedic Institute. Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer, took the opportunity to introduce Jefferson CEO Joseph G. Cacchione, MD; the two entities signed a definitive agreement to combine last month. Dr. Nester also thanked everyone in attendance for their generosity and support.

“Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute is proud to be the only nationally recognized program in the region for musculoskeletal care,” said Thomas Graham, MD, Orthopedic Institute Physician in Chief. “Our clinicians bring unparalleled experience and expertise to prevent orthopedic problems, address bone and joint injuries and disorders, and advance your performance in any life pursuit. Your support of today’s event enables us to innovate, study, develop and share the most contemporary solutions. On behalf of our 1,200 Orthopedic Institute members who are dedicated to keeping you moving, thank you.”

Save the date for 2025 and the 32nd Annual LVHN Golf Classic: Monday, June 2, at Saucon Valley Country Club.


Our 2024 top sponsors included:

Ace Sponsors

Crothall Healthcare

Norris McLaughlin


Eagle Sponsors

Valley Preferred


Par Sponsors

Bracy Construction Inc.

Highmark Blue Shield

KF Health

North Star Construction Management Inc.


The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


Birdie Sponsors

  1. Braun Medical Inc.

Hollis Cobb


Post & Schell, P.C.

Service Electric Cable TV and Communications


Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 14 hospital campuses, four in Allentown, two in Bethlehem, one in Easton, one in Macungie, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton, two in Pottsville, one in Dickson City, and one in Lehighton, Pa.; 29 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 21 ExpressCARE locations, including two Children’s ExpressCAREs which are the only in the area; 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 community’s first and most trusted children’s hospital, provides access to the most pediatric specialties in the region and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) is ranked 27th in the country for orthopedic care and among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report. LVH is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the Allentown metro area for the 10th year in a row. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar CrestLVH–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 LinkedIn and Instagram.

Information provided to TVL by:
Jamie L. Stover
Media Relations Specialist
Marketing & Public Affairs
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA 18105