Monthly Archives: November 2017

St. Luke’s and Allentown School District Provides Thanksgiving Meals to Less Fortunate

November 29th, 2017

St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and the Allentown School District gathered and donated the makings for Thanksgiving dinner for 30 families this holiday season. Evelyn Payne, St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer at Dieruff High School, initiated the food drive to collect non-perishable goods and gift cards for turkeys. In the Allentown School District, where many families fall into the


St. Luke’s Approach to Stroke Care Saves Precious Time and Brain

November 27th, 2017

When it comes to stroke care, there is a mantra in the health care community: Time is brain. This simple phrase powerfully underscores the importance of both rapid recognition of stroke symptoms and rapid treatment. “For every minute that a large stroke is happening, the patient loses up to 2 million neurons,” says Daniel Ackerman,


Healing Begins Here – Pat’s Story

November 22nd, 2017

Pat is no stranger to facing adversity. From growing up in Staten Island to serving in the Vietnam War then working as a Homeland Security federal officer, he’s met plenty of dangerous situations head on. But cancer was a battle unlike any he’s ever faced. But because he put his faith in William R. Burfeind,


St. Luke’s Spotlights Critical Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease in Partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company

November 17th, 2017

Allentown, PA, Nov. 14, 2017 – St. Luke’s University Health Network today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) to deliver resources from For Your SweetHeart™: Where diabetes and heart disease meet – a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the critical connection between type 2 diabetes and heart disease – to over


Genetic Counselors at St. Luke’s Help Patients Decipher Own Genetic Mysteries

November 17th, 2017

Social and regular media are filled with information about all the genetic tests available and the latest genes discovered by researchers. You can’t help but wonder whether you should be tested and what the results might mean. So where do you turn? Genetic counselors are the professionals who can help guide you. Wait, genetic what? St. Luke’s


St. Luke’s Singers Signal Start of Lehigh Valley Holiday Season

November 15th, 2017

You know you are home for the holidays when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers! All are invited to the Singers’ annual Christmas concert – a proud Lehigh Valley tradition – on Sunday, November 26, at Wesley Methodist Church (2540 Center Street in Bethlehem). Preludes begin at 2:45 pm and the concert begins


St. Luke’s Offers DIEP Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

November 15th, 2017

Microsurgical Procedure Uses Fat from Abdomen (Like Tummy Tuck) to Rebuild Breast Bethlehem, PA – St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery now employs two fellowship-trained physicians who perform the highly sought after DIEP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) breast reconstruction. An advanced microsurgical technique, DIEP breast reconstruction rebuilds the breast lost to mastectomy by using tissue taken from


Drexel University Honors St. Luke’s Pioneering Work in Population Health

November 13th, 2017

A national leader in population health analytics, St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the top 50 analytics innovators in the United States by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. The university recognized these organizations at the 2017 “Analytics 50” awards ceremony in Philadelphia. This year’s winners represent diverse industries and some of the biggest names


“The Girls” Night Out Highlights After-Cancer Reconstruction Options

November 10th, 2017

St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Sponsored Fundraiser St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery hosted a fun-filled evening with live music and a wine tasting at the Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, on Oct. 26, National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. A fundraising event, “The Girls” Night Out raised over $6,000 for the St. Luke’s Cancer Center