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ERDMAN Award for The Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg


ERDMAN is honored to receive a National Award of Merit in the Healthcare
Facilities category from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
for The Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg in
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

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ERDMAN receives DBIA National Award of Merit in the Healthcare Facilities Category (Photo: Business Wire)

A panel of industry experts judged eligible projects based on excellence
in design, team performance, and the quality of the design-build
process. Beyond achieving budget and schedule goals; award-winning
projects must also demonstrate advanced and innovative use of total
integrated project delivery and design-build best practices to achieve
exceptional results.

Success most often occurs when projects are approached with
collaborative partnership as a core value. Brian Happ, Chief Executive
Officer of ERDMAN said, "We are honored to be recognized by the DBIA and
the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries as a leader
in true design-build. LVHN was seeking a better, more efficient and
transparent delivery methodology to break through the barriers of
traditional design/bid/build and recognize greater control and
flexibility in managing quality, schedule, and cost. Most importantly,
we helped LVHN improve the lives of the community they serve, which is
ERDMAN's ultimate goal. We are proud to be their trusted partner."

This 160,000 SF hospital expansion strengthens LVHN's commitment to
families in the community by offering exceptional obstetric care, mother
and baby/newborn care services and providing inpatient rehabilitation
services to create a more seamless continuum of care. The project
includes a mother-baby unit comprising 20 private, comfortable rooms
that foster in-room baby care, a Level II NICU with 10 private rooms,
and an inpatient rehabilitation facility with 28 private rooms,
activities of daily living suite, and physical therapy gym. The project
re-established the campus's South entrance to reinforce the connection
to community and downtown Bethlehem. Valet parking, a gift shop, café,
lactation rooms, rehab therapy healing garden, and enhanced wayfinding
on exterior and interior of the building were all thoughtfully
incorporated into the design.

A primary goal of this project was to offer the families of Bethlehem a
comprehensive care environment. And the results have been staggering –
800 births were projected in the first year of operations, this number
was exceeded with over 1,000 babies born in the first 9 months alone.
The Family Health Pavilion has become the place for mother baby care
within the regional system and The Inpatient Rehabilitation
Center, with its welcoming environment, is helping people regain their


At ERDMANSM, we believe that the questions of new service
offerings, population health, patient experience, new care models, and
facilities are not separate, isolated challenges. We believe that by
looking at these challenges through multiple perspectives
simultaneously, we come up with more effective and efficient solutions.
Through our Integrative Thinking, we take on the complex challenges of
healthcare to help our clients build healthier communities.

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