Monthly Archives: January 2018

St. Luke’s Monroe Campus Awarded Prestigious Stroke Accreditation

January 26th, 2018

St. Luke’s Monroe Campus has been awarded stroke accreditation from the Joint Commission, a key designation that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards. “Receiving accreditation as a primary stroke center represents an important milestone, and a seal of quality for the program as a whole,” says Daniel Ackerman, M.D., Director of Stroke and


Bond with baby at YOGA at St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center

January 19th, 2018

The new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center is now hosting yoga classes for babies and moms or caregivers. The classes, held at St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center at 1425 Eighth Avenue in Bethlehem, will cost $15 per class and will focus on movement, bonding, flexibility and helping moms get back into shape after


High-Risk Pregnancy Expert and Inventor Joins St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Group

January 15th, 2018

Meredith Birsner, MD, a high-risk pregnancy expert who invented a device to teach breech extraction of twins, has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network, where she will care for patients and help train residents on treating serious birth complications. “We’re there when a patient has a challenging preconception medical condition or if there are complications and


St. Luke’s Partners with the Brem Foundation to Provide Life-Saving Education and Preventive Screening for Breast Cancer

January 12th, 2018

Editors Note: Re-Bra Launch Event this Saturday, January 13 at 11 am at Easton Public Market. Easton business owner and philanthropist, Stephen Flowers and Dr. Tricia Kelly, MD, St. Luke’s breast surgeon, to collect donations and answer questions. After her mastectomy, Amanda Bergman had a drawer-full of bras she would never wear again. They were in good condition, and they could


New Medical Building to Meet Growing St. Luke’s Nephrology Demand

January 10th, 2018

Recently, there has been growth and movement within the St. Luke’s University Health Network as construction of a new office building has been completed in Bethlehem, and two St. Luke’s Nephrology Associates offices including one in Quakertown have moved to new locations to accommodate growing demand for their kidney services. The new office building – located at


Secret Donor Gives Again: St. Luke’s NICU Gets Annual Anonymous Gift

January 8th, 2018

2018 started off with a special gift for the St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Level II and Level III NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) in Bethlehem and Allentown. March of Dimes representatives presented a $5,000 check to the NICU team at St. Luke’s Hospital – Bethlehem this week. Each year, this anonymous donor provides a generous gift


Holistic Back, Neck Pain Specialist Joins St. Luke’s Spine & Pain Associates

January 5th, 2018

Pain management specialist Dr. Rammurti McKenzie’s approach to treatment starts with conservative measures. “I believe that diet, physical therapy and pain management techniques should be part of their treatment,” he said. “My goal is to help my patients feel better while needing little or no medication. I like to get them to the point where


Dr. Bhatt Shares News of New Diabetes Awareness Program

January 5th, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you know, diabetes is one of the most significant health challenges facing the communities served by St. Luke’s University Health Network. According to the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare’s 2017 Type 2 Diabetes Report, 48.3 percent of men and 51.7 percent of women of working age (18-64) in the Lehigh