Monthly Archives: July 2017

St. Luke’s Bariatric Surgery Research Recognized

July 31st, 2017

Dr. Maher El Chaar, St. Luke’s bariatric surgery fellowship director and co-medical director of bariatric surgery, was recently recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for his research into the safety and outcomes of bariatric surgery patients. El Chaar used the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program database to review revisional


Quakertown ‘Extraordinary Athlete’ Perseveres with St. Luke’s

July 28th, 2017

Overcomes Knee Injuries through Network’s Orthopedic Care Noah Wood turned the disappointment of two knee surgeries during his junior year of high school into a senior year of triumph. Noah, who graduated from Quakertown Community High School (QCHS) in June and is headed to Ithaca College in the fall, underwent a pair of a pair


St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus | 100 Great Community Hospitals 2017

July 26th, 2017

St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus has been named to the 2017 edition of Becker’s 100 Great Community Hospitals list. St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus includes 275-plus physicians who provide care in 40 different specialties. St. Luke’s University Health Network acquired Quakertown Community Hospital in 1995 and has since invested more than $60 million in providing healthcare


St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association

July 19th, 2017

‘Most Wired’ Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association. The recognition comes on the heels of HIMSS Analytics’ honoring St. Luke’s University Health Network with its Stage 7 designation, the


Area’s Largest Independent Urology Practice to Join St. Luke’s

July 17th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (07/11/2017) – St. Luke’s University Health Network and Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley (USLV) are pleased to announce that USLV has joined the network, adding seven physicians and approximately 60 employees to the St. Luke’s family. USLV was the largest independent urology group in the Lehigh Valley. In the past seven years, it screened nearly


Highlights of 2017 National Conference on Premature Babies

July 14th, 2017

The Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Micropreemie Collaborative annual meeting was recently hosted by St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem. VON’s Micropreemie Collaborative is composed of ten hospitals throughout the United States whose collective focus is care for micropreemies, or babies born at less than 28 weeks and/or fewer than 1500 grams. Over 80 practitioners, representatives


Leadership Transition OB/GYN Residency Program

July 12th, 2017

After more than 20 years of exemplary service as Director of our Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program, Dr. James Anasti has recently accepted the position of Director of Student Affairs at our Temple University / St. Luke’s School of Medicine. Dr. Anasti will continue to play an important role in the educational and research endeavors


Walk at Zoo to Raise Funds for St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center

July 12th, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Zoo and St. Luke’s University Health Network will hold a fundraiser walk to support the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, opening later this summer. Participants in the 1.5 mile walk on Saturday, July 22, will have free access to the zoo, a t-shirt (first 250 registrants) and an opportunity to meet


Ambulatory EEG Reminder Regarding Orders, Reimbursement

July 7th, 2017

When ordering an ambulatory EEG, the patient must have had a routine EEG done within 12 months of the ambulatory EEG study. If the routine study is greater than 12 months, the routine study must be repeated before an ambulatory study can be done. If the patient had a routine study done at another institution within the