Blue Mountain Health System Joins St. Luke’s University Health Network

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Bariatric Health Fair * Mon., April 10, 2017

Get back to an active, healthy life—learn about surgical solutions to weight loss at Blue Mountain Health System and how one of them can help you maximize your weight loss and maintain it for a lifetime! Morbid obesity can lead to a number of life-threatening health conditions, including: High blood pressure (hypertension) Diabetes High cholesterol Heart disease Respiratory illness, such as sleep apnea In addition, morbidly obese patients often experience orthopedic issues and even struggle to walk! Find out about...

Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group meets the last Wednesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. (Please call to register for either afternoon or evening session) in the Acute Rehab Unit Dining Room, 2nd Floor at the Gnaden campus. All stroke survivors and caregivers are invited to attend. Call Carla Conarty, 610-377-7209, to register, for more information, or for monthly topics and speakers. Upcoming Meetings: April 26, 2017. "Reduce Your Risk of Secondary Stroke" Presenter: Carla Conarty, BSW, CCM Learn about...

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The Alzheimer Association Caregiver Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System meets monthly from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor conference room at the Palmerton campus at 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton. The next meeting will be Mon., April 24, 2017. Donna Kravelk, a registered nurse on the Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit at BMHS, will facilitate the group. The intent will be to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other types of...

BMHS Five & Dime Run, Walk and Kid’s Fun Run

Join us on Saturday, May 13th for the 16th annual BMHS 10K, 5K Road Race, Walk & Kids Fun Run at the Palmerton Borough Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the 10K starting at 9 a.m., 5K begins at 9:15 a.m. and Kids Fun Run begins at 10:15 a.m. Register online at www.pretzelcitysports.com.  Pre-register before April 21 to recieve an authentic BMHS 10K/5K technical runner shirt! Adults $25 (plus service fee) ages 11 and up  Chidlren $5 (plus service fee) for...

Carbon County Community Safety Day

Sat., May 6, 2017, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mauch Chunk Lake, Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, Pa. Kid Zone, a service of Blue Mountain Health System, will partner with Senator John T. Yudichak, the Carbon County Commissioners, and the Carbon Lodge #242 Free & Accepted Masons to offer an active and fun-filled day focusing on child safety. A variety of activities is planned, including arts and craft projects, exercise, nutrition, coconut crusher demonstrations (with complementary bike helmets), and swimming & boating, just...

28th Annual Children’s Health Fair — Trolls — Fri., April 21, 2017 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lehighton Recreation Center, 8th & Iron Sts., Lehighton, Pa.

The Children's Health Fair is open to students in grades Kindergarten through second. Individuals with younger children are also welcome, as well as home-school families. Sixteen interactive activities address fitness, nutrition, safety, smoking, germs, x-rays and other health and safety-related topics. This year's theme is "TROLLS." Registration: Registration for a certain time is required:  9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Call 610-377-7070, or email mmcgeehan@blmtn.org, to register your son or daughter.  

Blue Mountain Partners with Penn State Extension for Strong Women

Combat the Effects of Aging

Blue Mountain’s “Stayin’Alive” 2017 Disco Gala

Blue Mountain Hustles Support for April Gala

Carbon Commissioners approve bond for pension

Friday, November 13, 2015 Carbon County will act as guarantor for Blue Mountain Health System By JARRAD HEDES jmhedes@tnonline.com   Carbon County commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance that will make it the guarantor of a $20 million bond series on behalf of Blue Mountain Health System to help cover a frozen pension fund at Lehighton’s Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials said last week the pension fund is underfunded by $16 million. “We believe in the hospital and...

Blue Mountain Health System Puts Community First

Friday, September 4, 2015 By TERRY AHNER tahner@tnonline.com This is exactly the way Andrew Harris, president and chief executive officer for the health system, likes it. “Our focus has been, currently is, and in the foreseeable future will be, our strategic plan, which is that Blue Mountain Health System will continue to be a primary care health care entity serving patients of the Carbon County area,” Harris said. “You don’t need to merge in order to accomplish this.” Blue Mountain...
  • Hospital Locations

    The hospitals of the Blue Mountain Health System provide a wide array of services at both the Gnaden Huetten and the Palmerton campuses.

    Palmerton Campus

    135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton , PA 18071
    610-826-3141

    Gnaden Huetten Campus

    2ll North 12 th Street Lehighton , PA 18235
    610-377-1300