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Jefferson Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have officially agreed to merge, creating one of the largest healthcare systems in the country. The merger brings together 30 hospitals in Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey, with over 700 sites and more than 65,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the greater Philadelphia region.

This significant move will prioritize health through value-based care and aims to improve access, choice, innovation, equity, and stability for patients, staff, and students. Dr. Joseph G. Cacchione, CEO of Jefferson, has stated that the unified organization will provide communities with access to high-quality care, continuous research and innovation, a network of specialists, clinical trials and more.

The merger is set to be finalized later this summer signaling a significant shift in the healthcare landscape of the region. Stay tuned for updates on this development from WHYY News.

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