Monthly Archives: May 2018

Newhard Pharmacy Introduces St. Luke’s Walk-In Lab Services

May 25th, 2018

Northampton’s neighborhood pharmacy, Newhard Pharmacy, is partnering with St. Luke’s University Health Network in a first-of-its-kind collaboration to offer St. Luke’s walk-in laboratory services such as blood work and cholesterol checks. St. Luke’s partnership with Newhard Pharmacy, launched Saturday, is the first time the Network has offered its laboratory services through a local, independent pharmacy. Newhard Pharmacy was


St. Luke’s Hospice Worker Wins State Spirit of Hospice Award

May 18th, 2018

St. Luke’s Hospice worker Robert Heywood of Tatamy won the “Spirit of Hospice and Palliative Care” award at the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network Annual (PHPCN) Conference. This award, presented at the conference in Harrisburg last month, recognizes a hospice aide who demonstrates outstanding performance, sensitivity, respect and continuous excellence of service in hospice and palliative care


St. Luke’s Earns Strong Bond Ratings

May 18th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been awarded an A- bond rating by S&P Global Ratings and an A3 rating by Moody’s Investor Services, bucking a downward trend in the nonprofit hospital industry both nationally and locally. “The ‘A-‘ rating reflects our opinion of SLUHN’s increasing market share in its primary service area, healthy volume growth, and very strong leadership team


Temple/St. Luke’s Medical Students Graduate On May 14

May 16th, 2018

Bethlehem, PA (5/14/2018) – During the four years of medical school training, students can either study, sleep or have a social life, but never all three, jokes Joel Rosenfeld, MD, M.Ed, FACS, Chief Academic Officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and Senior Associate Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University. After four years of


Detour Provides Easy Access to St. Luke’s Miners Campus During Tamaqua Bridge Closure

May 16th, 2018

The US 209/West Broad Street Bridge over Wabash Creek in Tamaqua Borough, Schuylkill County, will close this summer. St. Luke’s Miners Campus in nearby Coaldale, however, will continue to be accessible via a detour. Work on the bridge started April 9, and preliminary operations include surveying, excavation, drainage upgrades and sidewalk / curbing work on outlying intersections along the planned detour


St. Luke’s Breaks Ground on New $100 Million Hospital North of Philadelphia

May 14th, 2018

Bucks County, PA – St. Luke’s University Health Network officially broke ground on a new Quakertown hospital in Bucks County, Pennsylvania during a special ceremony and reception Thursday afternoon. The new $100 million Quakertown hospital – built with American steel – is under construction on a 17-acre parcel situated in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. Upon its completion


St. Luke’s Miners Rural Heath Clinics Receive National Award

May 14th, 2018

St. Luke’s Miners Rural Health Clinics have received the 2018 Outstanding Rural Health Organization Award from the National Rural Health Association. The award, which recognizes St. Luke’s commitment to expanding and improving access to health care in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties, was presented at the NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference and Rural Hospital Innovation Summit in New


St. Luke’s Bethlehem – Campus Designated Top Center for Stroke Care

May 9th, 2018

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem attained certification Tuesday as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The designation by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission is given to programs that offer the highest and most advanced level of stroke care. Only 163 other hospitals nationwide (11 in Pennsylvania) share this distinction. “The


Governor Wolf: Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Local Economies, Hospitals

May 3rd, 2018

Allentown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, as well as St. Luke’s University Health Network leaders and physicians today to celebrate the positive economic and health care impact of expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania. Shortly after taking office, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid in February of 2015.  More than 700,


Take Our Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

May 2nd, 2018

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all non-profit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. In order to accomplish our goals, St. Luke’s is conducting a survey to identify health needs within the community. As members of our community, we are asking for your feedback