Monthly Archives: August 2017

St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Service Receives American Heart Association Award

August 28th, 2017

St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Service (SLETS) received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures in the treatment of patients who experience the most dangerous form of heart attacks. Rodney Wolfe, Monroe County Operations Supervisor for SLETS, accepted the award during a presentation at the Pocono Township Municipal

St. Luke’s Allentown Campus and LifeAire Systems Partner to Bring Transformational Innovation to Hospital Air Quality for Improved Patient Care

August 28th, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network and LifeAire Systems of Allentown, Pa., have formed a strategic partnership to utilize new technology designed to remove airborne pathogens from critical hospital environments. Studies show that airborne pathogens can contribute to illnesses and infections that can occur during a patient’s stay in hospital. St. Luke’s will collaborate with LifeAire Systems to

Esteemed Physician Joins St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care

August 25th, 2017

Dr. Stanley R. Walker has been welcomed to St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care with offices in Northampton, Allentown and Bath. He comes to St. Luke’s from his own internal medicine/geriatrics practice, bringing 40 years of experience to the patients and staff at Northern Valley Primary Care. “I’m excited to be joining Iqbal Sorathia, MD, who was a resident under my

13th Annual “Night of Heroes”

August 23rd, 2017

They come from all walks of life. They have different backgrounds, creeds, colors and points of view. They are survivors, rescuers, good Samaritans, hand holders, lifesavers. None of them wear capes… but every single one of them is a hero. On Saturday, September 16, at the 13th Annual “Night of Heroes” celebration, heroes from hospitals,

2016 Network Campus Cumulative 12 Month Antibiograms

August 18th, 2017

Antibiograms for the network are available online. To access the antibiograms, you need to go to, click Antibiogram-Micro tab or hover over Tools on MyNet and click Infectious Diseases then the Antibiogram-Micro tab. The antibiogram represents isolates tested by the Microbiology laboratory in 2016, along with the percentage of antibiotic susceptible strains. Each campus has

St. Luke’s Neurosurgical Team Expands, Adding Two Specialists

August 11th, 2017

Evan Marlin and Martin Oselkin have joined St. Luke’s University Health Network’s exceptional team of neurosurgical doctors. Both are eager to assist the neurosurgical staff as they deliver optimal, personalized care to area patients, by using the latest technologies and procedures, including those offered nowhere else in the Lehigh Valley. Neurosurgeon Evan Marlin, MD, comes to St. Luke’s

Vote Now! Pocono Record 2017 Readers’ Choice

August 11th, 2017

Show Your St. Luke’s Pride! Nominate St. Luke’s as the BEST in the 2017 Readers’ Choice Categories including: Dermatologist Family Practice Hospital Orthopedic Pediatrician Urgent Care Home Health Cancer Care  Go to and select the Health, Beauty and Wellness Category to nominate St. Luke’s. Tell your friends and families to nominate St. Luke’s too! Nominations end August

“Walk With a Doc” Was a Hit in Tamaqua

August 9th, 2017

The first time Dr. Joanne Calabrese led a walk in Tamaqua, more than 75 people joined her. Along the way — and as part of St. Luke’s University Health Network’s “Walk with a Doc” event — Calabrese answered walkers’ health-related questions. The event was so well received that another will be held beginning at