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St. Luke’s Miners Campus and St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Honored for Excellence in Patient Safety

June 22nd, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN & CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, recognized dozens of hospitals, health systems and suppliers today for their outstanding work to improve healthcare quality and costs. “Health system and supplier recipients of Premier’s 2018 Breakthroughs Awards are industry leaders that continue to transform healthcare,” said Susan DeVore,


Pain Relief at St. Luke’s is No Fish Story

June 22nd, 2018

Little did Bruce Harpel and his wife Leslie know that a fishing excursion in 2016 that Bruce took with a friend to Great Swamp Fish and Game in rural Quakertown would foster a transformative change in their quality of life. Leslie suffers from osteoporosis, hip bursitis, chronic Lyme disease and fibromyalgia, and had two spinal


Shattered Leg does not Shatter Patient’s Travel Plans

June 18th, 2018

Thanks to St. Luke’s extraordinary care, the freak accident that shattered Rick DeFino’s leg did not shatter his travel plans. DeFino was looking forward to a trip to St. Lucia back in February of 2017, when he suffered a nasty slip-and-fall. He and his wife Sharon had hosted a party for friends, and after the guests


St. Luke’s Building New Women & Babies Pavilion At Anderson Campus

June 15th, 2018

June 12, 2018 – St. Luke’s University Health Network broke ground on a major expansion of its Anderson Campus hospital during a special ceremony and reception on Tuesday. The new Women and Babies Pavilion, built with American steel, will double the size of the existing hospital on the 500-acre Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township. During construction,


The Lyme Epidemic

June 15th, 2018

Great article on Lyme disease and how to avoid it in Lehigh Valley Marketplace featuring St. Luke’s infectious disease expert Jeffrey Jahre, MD. Read the article


St. Luke’s Monroe Campus Named 2018 Business of the Year

June 13th, 2018

The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce will honor several people and organizations for their successful accomplishments at the chamber’s annual awards dinner June 20 at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa. This year’s winners: St. Luke’s University Health Network-Monroe Campus – Business of the Year. Rock Steady Boxing Poconos – Rookie Business of the Year. Dr. Kimberly


Nation’s Leading Consumer Magazine: St. Luke’s Among 17 Top Performing Hospitals For Heart Surgery In Northeast United States

June 8th, 2018

St. Luke’s was the ONLY Local Hospital to Receive Top Designation June 7, 2018 – Hundreds of thousands of heart surgeries are performed every year in the United States. From coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to aortic valve replacements, aneurysm repairs and many other procedures, heart surgery has become far more commonplace than it once was. But it still


Fecal Transplant Can Be A Cure For Serious Colon Infection

June 8th, 2018

The intestinal infection, clostridium difficile – commonly known as C. difficile or C. diff – causes terrible diarrhea and abdominal cramping. In severe cases, C. diff also can cause bloody stools, a rapid heartbeat, fever, nausea, weight loss, abdominal swelling and kidney failure. If not controlled, C. diff can be fatal. Most at risk are