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Authentic Moments Art Exhibit at Sacred Heart Hospital
6/9/2015

Allentown, PASacred Heart Hospital's Behavioral Health Unit presents an art exhibit entitled Authentic Moments on display for viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. June 15 through 27, 2015 at Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew Street, Allentown.  This collection of artwork, created by individuals that have participated in Sacred Heart’s art therapy program, is to honor the courage it requires to be vulnerable enough to allow their expressed pain, fear, joy, struggles and hope to be visible and felt. The artists, in various stages of recovery, allowed the creative process to be the vehicle of expression without fear of judgment or consequence.  The art exhibit is free and open to the public.   

Art therapy is just one of the services provided by Sacred Heart Hospital’s Behavioral Health team.  It provides a forum in a safe setting where individuals are invited to use various art materials as authentically as possible to express themselves, address stressors, and explore feelings and defenses in order to engage techniques to promote grounding, focus, insight and empowerment. Because the person becomes an active participant in their own work, they have an opportunity to become more aware, connected and accountable to and for themselves.

What:    Authentic Moments Art Exhibit

Price:     Free 

Who:     Open to the General Public

Where:  Sacred Heart Hospital  Assembly Room
             2nd Floor Conference Center
             421 Chew Street, Allentown, PA  18102

When:   Monday, June 15, 2014 through Saturday, June 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Grand Opening of 5th Floor of the Sacred Heart Tower
2/11/15

This week Sacred Heart Hospital unveiled renovations it has made to its 5 Tower medical floor which is now home to 18 private rooms for the recovery for surgical patients. The renovated space is designed around Sacred Heart’s patient-centered philosophy of care. The space is personal and warm. Smaller nursing stations are now physically closer to the patient rooms so clinical staff are more accessible to the patients and their families.

In addition the floor was remodeled to have lounge areas for families and friends. These spaces have access to refrigerators and water/ice stations. The patient rooms also have accommodations for family members to stay overnight and provide support to the patient. Sacred Heart understands that recovery can be both physical and emotional and having family support can make a difference in helping a patient to return home quicker.

All rooms contain wireless access to a new state of the art electronic medical record system giving physicians, nurses and patients immediate access to information critical for their care.

Major funding for this project came from Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, The Air Products Foundation, Harry C. Trexler Trust and the ’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

General Contractor:  Boyle Construction

Architect: MKSD Architects

Geoffery G. Hallock, M.D. Awarded Prestigious Fu-Chan Wei Award in Taipei, Taiwan
6/27/14

Allentown, PAGeoffrey G. Hallock, M.D. was recently awarded the Fu-Chan Wei Award for Excellence in Reconstructive Surgery at the annual Chang Gung-Mayo Clinic Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan during their Gala Banquet. The Fu Chan Wei Award recognizes international expertise and a lifelong commitment in the area of reconstructive microsurgery, and was named in honor of Fu Chan Wei, M.D., acknowledged as the number one microsurgeon in the world.  Dr. Hallock is the 5th recipient of this prestigious award.   While attending the symposium, Dr. Hallock also presented several topics including “The 4P’s that Make a Microsurgeon—Persistent, Perfectionist, Pragmatist, and Paranoid.”  These character traits probably describe all surgeons well, especially the last quality in this day and age of the practice [or business] of medicine.

Dr. Hallock is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, general surgeon, and hand surgeon, who is well-known nationally and internationally for his reconstructive work in addition to microsurgery.  His engineering background includes a Bachelor in Science degree in Physics from M.I.T., tempered by his being named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete upon graduation.  He received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and trained in general surgery at Dartmouth in Vermont & New Hampshire. He then completed a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina including a brief cosmetic surgery fellowship in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Hallock is an active member of numerous plastic surgery societies and a prolific writer on many different plastic surgery topics, having authored more than 400 journal articles and 62 book chapters.  He is an associate editor of almost every major plastic surgery journal.  Some also say he has no sense of humor, but it is well known that he can prevent sleep deprivation on all continents.

Dr. Hallock has been a dedicated surgeon in the Lehigh Valley for 33 years, primarily at Sacred Heart and St. Luke’s Hospital.  He provides his surgical expertise in reconstructive surgery in addition to microsurgery to include skin grafting, carpal tunnel surgery, tendon repairs for hand injuries, complex wound management, repair of MOHS procedures after skin cancer removal, and free flap body tissue transfers of any part to another where missing.  As of June, 2014, Dr. Hallock and his superb team have performed over 950 free flap surgeries.  With the help of his colleagues, patients in the Lehigh Valley will continue to receive the exceptional care they need without having to travel far from home.

 

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