Monthly Archives: February 2018

Fall in Love with Heart Health

February 28th, 2018

Valentine’s Day has just passed, but don’t stop celebrating being in a loving relationship. A new study confirms that both men and women in happier marriages have lower cardiovascular risk factors than those whose relationships are struggling. Click to read more on Marketplace


Pennsburg Native Joins St. Luke’s Family Practice to Care for Her Community

February 26th, 2018

A native of the Pennsburg area, Karen Snyder has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Pennsburg Family Practice as a nurse practitioner. “I am thrilled to be caring for patients in my own community,” she says. Snyder had worked as a registered nurse for more than 25 years at St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus. Much of her time


A Thinner, Fitter Tony Iannelli with St. Luke’s Help

February 23rd, 2018

As president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tony Iannelli spends more than his fair share of time eating out for lunches and dinners with movers and shakers of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. And after retiring as on on-ice hockey official three years ago, his own moving and shaking got


Bilingual Ex-Army Nurse Practitioner Joins St. Luke’s OB/GYN A Woman’s Place

February 23rd, 2018

St. Luke’s OB/GYN A Woman’s Place in Bethlehem has hired Board-certified nurse practitioner Raquel Nunez, a former U.S. Army Reserves officer with years of diverse experience in family practice, emergency medicine and women’s health. Nunez is a bilingual (English and Spanish) provider who is dedicated and patient-focused. “Having Raquel as a member of our provider team


Easy Access to your health information… It’s MyChart!

February 21st, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has upgraded its electronic medical record (EMR) to make it easier than ever to access your health information. With a new EMR comes a new convenient, online service – St. Luke’s MyChart. You will need to create a St. Luke’s account to begin using MyChart. MyChart Helps You: Message your care team Manage your appointments, including


St. Luke’s Introduces ‘Cuddler’ Program for Infants

February 16th, 2018

Newborns at St. Luke’s University Health Network are getting lots of love this Valentine’s Day thanks to the Network’s new “cuddler” program. Cuddler volunteers are specially trained to interact with babies, both premature and full-term, during times when their parents can’t be with them at the hospital. Every parent wants to be with their baby, but


New Doctors Bring Wealth of Experience to St. Luke’s Allentown Pediatrics

February 14th, 2018

Joining St. Luke’s Allentown Pediatrics are two new doctors – Vincent Moffitt, MD, and Elyse Jones, MD – with a range of specialty training and decades of leadership experience in pediatrics. St. Luke’s Allentown Pediatrics – located within St. Luke’s West End Medical Center at 501 Cetronia Road, Suite 115 in Allentown – is now accepting new patients


World-Renowned Expert on End-of-Life and Grief to Be Featured at Littner Lecture Series for Bereavement

February 14th, 2018

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America, will present “Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Grief” at the eighth annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement, co-sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network


Expert in Non-Surgical Healing Joins St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care

February 12th, 2018

Decosy Hercules, D.O., has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician, expanding access to St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care. Based at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus and in Lehighton, he serves as the team physician for Jim Thorpe, Mahanoy Area, Marian Catholic, Northern Lehigh and Tamaqua high schools. Dr. Hercules specializes in non-surgical fracture care, concussion management, acute treatment