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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

St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Service Receives American Heart Association Award

August 28th, 2017

St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Service (SLETS) received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures in the treatment of patients who experience the most dangerous form of heart attacks. Rodney Wolfe, Monroe County Operations Supervisor for SLETS, accepted the award during a presentation at the Pocono Township Municipal

13th Annual “Night of Heroes”

August 23rd, 2017

They come from all walks of life. They have different backgrounds, creeds, colors and points of view. They are survivors, rescuers, good Samaritans, hand holders, lifesavers. None of them wear capes… but every single one of them is a hero. On Saturday, September 16, at the 13th Annual “Night of Heroes” celebration, heroes from hospitals,

Vote Now! Pocono Record 2017 Readers’ Choice

August 11th, 2017

Show Your St. Luke’s Pride! Nominate St. Luke’s as the BEST in the 2017 Readers’ Choice Categories including: Dermatologist Family Practice Hospital Orthopedic Pediatrician Urgent Care Home Health Cancer Care  Go to and select the Health, Beauty and Wellness Category to nominate St. Luke’s. Tell your friends and families to nominate St. Luke’s too! Nominations end August

Vote for St. Luke’s in 2017 Readers’ Choice Poll

August 2nd, 2017

Calling all St. Luke’s friends and family! It’s time for the 14th annual Morning Call “Readers’ Choice” poll, an opportunity for our community to vote for the “best of the best” providers of wellness and personal style services, dining, restaurant and entertainment options and more. St. Luke’s has previously been recognized as the region’s top provider of

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

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