Security & Safety
While on the USF-Lehigh Valley campus, Lehigh Valley Health Network is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our medical students.
For an Emergency Situation
On-campus: Dial 555 from an LVHN phone. This is a dedicated emergency line with no wait.
Off-campus: Call 911 if not calling from a network number.
For Non-Emergency matters: Call 610-402-8220
To ensure campus safety, security officers make rounds both inside and outside the hospital campuses. All parking lots have emergency call boxes, which connect directly to the security dispatcher. During hospital shift changes, a security patrol vehicle monitors activity for employee and student safety.
A shuttle is also provided as both a measure of convenience and safety to all colleagues and students.
Parking and Traffic Security
Lehigh Valley Health Network makes every efforts to enure that employees, students, and visitors are able to enter our facilities in a safe manner. Patrol vehicles monitor the parking lots and roads of our four main campuses.
Our security officers can provide a number of services:
- Jump-start dead car batteries
- Gain entry to locked cars
- Escort you to your vehicle as requested
- Assist local police with traffic flow when necessary
During their 1st and 2nd years at USF-Tampa, students will be trained in routine hospital knowledge including back safety, chemical safety, MSDS information sheets, fire safety, universal precautions and safety for infectious disease. This training and education will be advanced when students arrive at USF-Lehigh Valley. Students will complete safety training as part of the TLC orientation modules, which must be completed prior to arrival at USF-Lehigh Valley.
LVHN's Security Department is prepared to respond to natural and man-made disasters, suspected cases of bioterrorism and other emergencies in a manner that protects the health and safety of patients, visitors, and staff, and is coordinated with a community-wide response to a large-scale disaster. The Department of Public Safety and Security Services works closely with the Northeast PA emergency response group, Lehigh and Northampton county emergency management agency, local emergency officials and health care providers to ensure a well-coordinated response to disasters.
Our Security Department maintains a positive and professional relationship with outside law enforcement agencies by assisting these agencies when needed to the highest extent possible. Local police have been supplied with access cards to our facilities to accelerate response time. Salisbury police also monitor the Cedar Crest campus radio frequency and often respond without being called.