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St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association

July 19th, 2017

‘Most Wired’ Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association. The recognition comes on the heels of HIMSS Analytics’ honoring St. Luke’s University Health Network with its Stage 7 designation, the


St. Luke’s Wins National Awards for Stroke Treatment

June 23rd, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has received top honors from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The network has received the associations’ Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This recognizes a provider’s commitment to giving the most appropriate stroke treatment according to


Inaugural Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 5K Run/Walk

June 21st, 2017

Event to feature Be The Match on-site testing to find donor-patient bone marrow “matches” Dr. Eugene Decker, the medical director for St. Luke’s Warren Hospital Family Residency program, is passionate about many things, perhaps none more than running. “I’m a member of the streakers club, with clothes on,” he jokes, referring to a string of


eGFR Calculation Change

June 21st, 2017

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best overall index of kidney function. Normal GFR varies according to age, sex, and body size, and declines with age. There are several formulas to measure GFR. The National Kidney Foundation recommends using the CKD–EPI Creatinine Equation (2009) to estimate GFR. On June 27 the laboratory calculation for eGRF (estimated glomerular filtration rate) will


St. Luke’s Earns Highest Recognition for Electronic Medical Records

June 9th, 2017

HIMSS Analytics has honored St. Luke’s University Health Network with its Stage 7 designation, the highest recognition for electronic medical record adoption, the network was informed Wednesday. St. Luke’s is the first network in Lehigh Valley to earn the prestigious designation at all of its hospitals, including the St. Luke’s Warren Campus, which is the


Changes to Criteria to Reflex Urine Culture  

May 3rd, 2017

To promote antibiotic stewardship and in concert with Infectious Disease Medical Staff Specialists, the criteria for “positive” Urinalysis to reflex to Urine Culture will be changed on May 9 2017. Existing criteria are: Reflex culture if Macroscopic (Dip) Urine Exam is positive for Blood, WBC, or nitrites. The changes are as follows: Routine Urinalysis


St. Luke’s Encourages Individuals to Talk about End-of-Life Care

April 21st, 2017

Information Available at Several Locations April 16-22 Bethlehem, PA (4/13/17) – St. Luke’s University Health Network encourages individuals to make decisions about end-of-life care and to share their wishes with their loved ones and physicians. During National Healthcare Decisions Day the week of April 16-22. “Our goal is to get people talking about their wishes related


St. Luke’s Monroe Campus Celebrates Six Months of Superior Patient Care

April 3rd, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (April 3, 2017) — On April 3, the St. Luke’s Monroe Campus will celebrate the six-month anniversary of its opening. During its time in operation, the facility has exceeded its goals and expectations for providing leading-edge patient care, while giving its community an economic boost. “Our outstanding team of health care professionals is here