Monthly Archives: March 2017

St. Luke’s Named Among Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for Third Straight Year

March 10th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (3/7/2017) – St. Luke’s University Health Network has, for the third year in a row, been ranked one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, part of IBM Watson Health™, in the Major Teaching Hospital category. Other winning health care leaders in that category for 2017 include Emory University Hospital, OhioHealth


Sizhu “Melody” Liu, CRNP, Joins St. Luke’s

March 8th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (3/3/2017) – Sizhu “Melody” Liu, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), has joined St. Luke’s Medical Associates of Bethlehem located at 4311 Easton Avenue. “Melody has a robust background in adult medicine, having worked in a geriatric practice, an office setting, a hospital, and skilled nursing facilities,” Joan Holtman, the practice’s hiring regional manager,


In the News: St. Luke’s Gets Regional Attention

March 6th, 2017

We are excited to share with you two articles that are running in this month’s Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman’s Day magazines. These articles include patient stories and feature Michael Patriarco, DO and Israel Zighelboim, MD. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our great accomplishments, stories and offerings of our Network. To


Medical Leaders Improve Patient Care Through Education

March 3rd, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (2/27/2017) – Physicians from St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network recently conducted a medical summit that could enhance health care in the region and across the country. Dr. Israel Zighelboim participates in the recent MIGS symposium sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network. The educational symposium, which focused on “Prevention and Management


Women’s Health: How Physical Therapy Can Help You

March 1st, 2017

When most people think of physical therapy, they think of rehabbing a knee after a sports injury or strengthening back muscles after an accident, but physical therapy can provide much needed pain and discomfort relief in ways that most people, particularly women, don’t realize. Julie Spencer guides Luz Brandon into a restorative stretch. A woman’s