Monthly Archives: June 2017

St. Luke’s offers new type of PET/CT scan

June 30th, 2017

New technology helps detect recurrent prostate cancer sooner St. Luke’s University Health Network is among the first in the region to offer a new PET/CT scan for patients who have been treated for prostate cancer but who may be having a recurrence. The scan uses the new molecular imaging agent recently approved by the


St. Luke’s Wins National Awards for Stroke Treatment

June 23rd, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has received top honors from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The network has received the associations’ Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This recognizes a provider’s commitment to giving the most appropriate stroke treatment according to


Inaugural Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 5K Run/Walk

June 21st, 2017

Event to feature Be The Match on-site testing to find donor-patient bone marrow “matches” Dr. Eugene Decker, the medical director for St. Luke’s Warren Hospital Family Residency program, is passionate about many things, perhaps none more than running. “I’m a member of the streakers club, with clothes on,” he jokes, referring to a string of


eGFR Calculation Change

June 21st, 2017

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best overall index of kidney function. Normal GFR varies according to age, sex, and body size, and declines with age. There are several formulas to measure GFR. The National Kidney Foundation recommends using the CKD–EPI Creatinine Equation (2009) to estimate GFR. On June 27 the laboratory calculation for eGRF (estimated glomerular filtration rate) will


St. Luke’s Pioneers Orthopedic Surgery Telehealth Innovation

June 19th, 2017

Post-surgery E-visits Save Time, Add Convenience and Improve Access to Care Orthopedic surgeon Gregory Carolan, MD, performed knee surgery on Anthony Silva at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem to repair a recurring athletic injury. Dr. Carolan saw him for his first office follow-up visit in Anthony’s dorm room at Penn State University Park in State


Extraordinary Saucon Valley Grad Overcomes Injury to Achieve His Dream

June 14th, 2017

Dino Zaharakis is ready for Naval Academy following ACL repair at St. Luke’s Earning admission into the U.S. Naval Academy provided Dino Zaharakis with the ultimate high. Less than two weeks later, on the day before Christmas Eve, the Saucon Valley High School senior hit the ultimate low. During a wrestling match, the anterior cruciate ligament


St. Luke’s Research Symposium Winners

June 12th, 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Residents’ and Fellows’ Research Symposium! Fantastic work by all participants! Oral Presentations 1st Place Vijay Palvia, MD (OBGYN) “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Laparoscopic Lens Defogging: Efficacy of Techniques Employing a Novel Simulation Model” 2nd Place  Shari Williams, PharmD (Pharmacy) “Glycemic Control after Transitioning from Standard Concentration Insulin


St. Luke’s Earns Highest Recognition for Electronic Medical Records

June 9th, 2017

HIMSS Analytics has honored St. Luke’s University Health Network with its Stage 7 designation, the highest recognition for electronic medical record adoption, the network was informed Wednesday. St. Luke’s is the first network in Lehigh Valley to earn the prestigious designation at all of its hospitals, including the St. Luke’s Warren Campus, which is the


St. Luke’s Expert Delivers Keynote at Global Fitness Summit in China

June 5th, 2017

When it comes to fitness and sports performance, John Graham is not only St. Luke’s resident expert, he’s known internationally for being at the top of his game. It’s no surprise that Graham, the Senior Director for St. Luke’s Fitness and Sports Performance, has been invited to speak at the 5th annual Global Fitness Summit at Wuhan