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St. Luke’s Doctor Travels to Singapore to Give Amputation Prevention Talk

January 3rd, 2018

St. Luke’s Dr. Brent Bernstein was invited to speak in Singapore earlier this month about amputation prevention strategies. Prior to joining St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bernstein oversaw the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) initiative for the state of Georgia. In the early 1990s, the United States saw a steady increase


Frequently Asked Questions SLUHN-BMHS Merger

January 2nd, 2018

Who is St. Luke’s University Health Network? Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. With annual net revenues of $1.7 billion, the network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe


An Important Message from President & CEO Richard A. Anderson

December 29th, 2017

Dear Fellow Employee, We start 2018 with great news: We have received final approval from the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Attorney General, which means our merger with Blue Mountain Health System, announced in September, will be completed on December 31. Blue Mountain Health System is becoming a member of St. Luke’s University Health Network!


St. Luke’s IT Department Named Best Nationwide

December 22nd, 2017

The Information Technology Department at St. Luke’s University Health Network has earned the highest recognition from HealthCare IT News, which ranked the department among the top five nationwide in the category for biggest health care providers. Click here for the rankings. The publication detailed the department’s recent accomplishments in an accompanying article. “We’ve gone through massive change


St. Luke’s Singers Signal Start of Lehigh Valley Holiday Season

November 15th, 2017

You know you are home for the holidays when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers! All are invited to the Singers’ annual Christmas concert – a proud Lehigh Valley tradition – on Sunday, November 26, at Wesley Methodist Church (2540 Center Street in Bethlehem). Preludes begin at 2:45 pm and the concert begins


Drexel University Honors St. Luke’s Pioneering Work in Population Health

November 13th, 2017

A national leader in population health analytics, St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the top 50 analytics innovators in the United States by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. The university recognized these organizations at the 2017 “Analytics 50” awards ceremony in Philadelphia. This year’s winners represent diverse industries and some of the biggest names


St. Luke’s Doctor Receives National Cardiology Teaching Award

November 10th, 2017

Jamshid Shirani, MD, director of the general cardiology fellowship program at St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been selected to receive the prestigious Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Shirani will be honored at ACGME’s annual meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida, in March


St. Luke’s Campuses Receive ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Leapfrog Report

November 8th, 2017

BETHLEHEM, PA. – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Several St. Luke’s University Health Network campuses – Bethlehem, Allentown