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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


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 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


Quakertown ‘Extraordinary Athlete’ Perseveres with St. Luke’s

July 28th, 2017

Overcomes Knee Injuries through Network’s Orthopedic Care Noah Wood turned the disappointment of two knee surgeries during his junior year of high school into a senior year of triumph. Noah, who graduated from Quakertown Community High School (QCHS) in June and is headed to Ithaca College in the fall, underwent a pair of a pair


St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus | 100 Great Community Hospitals 2017

July 26th, 2017

St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus has been named to the 2017 edition of Becker’s 100 Great Community Hospitals list. St. Luke’s Hospital – Quakertown Campus includes 275-plus physicians who provide care in 40 different specialties. St. Luke’s University Health Network acquired Quakertown Community Hospital in 1995 and has since invested more than $60 million in providing healthcare


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


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