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Doctor Joins St. Luke’s Physician Group as Bariatric Surgeon

October 6th, 2017

St. Luke’s Weight Management Center in Allentown has expanded, adding Dr. T. Javier Birriel, MD, to its health care team. Birriel specializes in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass, revisional bariatric surgery, and foregut surgery, which addresses problems in the esophagus, stomach, and proximal small intestine. A graduate of Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico,


St. Luke’s Recognized as ‘Readers’ Choice’

October 4th, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has again received top honors as part of the 14th Annual Morning Call Readers’ Choice awards. The Network has been identified as the region’s: Best Cancer Center Best Nursing Services Best Obstetrician (St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare) Best Place to Have a Baby


St. Luke’s Book Drive to Promote Literacy for Children and Families Begins October 2

October 2nd, 2017

Starting October 2 – 19, we are collecting new and gently used children’s books (infant/toddler, preschool board books, elementary, middle and high school levels). Consider purchasing a few new books and/or cleaning out your children’s book shelves to help support our network-wide literacy programs! We DO NOT accept professional reference books or journals, encyclopedias, magazines,


Doctor, Physician Assistant Join St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care

September 27th, 2017

St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care has expanded its health care team by adding Tony Ohanian, MD, and Ashleigh Lara Crozier, PA-C. The practice has three offices throughout the Lehigh Valley – in Allentown, Bath and Northampton. A graduate of Moravian College and the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in New York City, Dr. Ohanian treats


St. Luke’s Holds Thirteenth Annual ‘Night Of Heroes’

September 20th, 2017

Patients Honored, First Responders and Trauma Team Recognized Two patient heroes were honored at the thirteenth annual St. Luke’s Night of Heroes celebration, along with the more than 100 caregiver heroes who helped make their recoveries possible. The event was held Saturday evening at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Dr. Jeremy Hewens, 66, of Milford, NJ, was


Sacred Heart HealthCare System and St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce Merger

September 19th, 2017

ALLENTOWN, PA – Sacred Heart HealthCare System, a health network that includes Sacred Heart Hospital in downtown Allentown, Pa., primary care centers at ten sites throughout the Lehigh Valley and senior housing services, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in


Blue Mountain Health System and St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce Merger

September 13th, 2017

LEHIGHTON, Pa. – Blue Mountain Health System, a health network consisting of two community-based hospitals in Lehighton and Palmerton, Carbon County, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, today announced plans for Blue Mountain Health System


Pre-Teen St. Luke’s Extraordinary Athlete is Diabetes Fundraising Powerhouse

September 6th, 2017

Twelve-year-old St. Luke’s Extraordinary Athlete Carly Lenett from Macungie raised $70,000 last year with the help of matching funds from the Helmsley Family Trust to help kids with diabetes. And this year, she’s aiming even higher. Her sixth annual swim to fight diabetes will take place Sept. 16 at the Emmaus High School swimming pool. The Team Carly Rocks Foundation


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