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St. Luke’s Sponsors Giraffe Barn to House Second Giraffe!

December 6th, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Zoo, a St. Luke&rsquols University Health Network partner, announced today that Tatu, a 20 month old giraffe, arrived safely on Tuesday, October 28, 2017. Born on Ground Hog Day (Feb. 2) 2016, Tatu is approaching 2-years old and was recommended to be moved from Greenville Zoo in South Carolina to the Lehigh Valley


St. Luke’s and Lehigh University Research Collaboration for Innovations in Health Technology

December 4th, 2017

BETHLEHEM, PA – St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh University have signed a formal agreement to continue to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects that combine such disparate disciplines as clinical medicine and mechanical engineering. The goal: innovative advances in health technology. “We’ve been collaborating with Lehigh University on educational and clinical projects informally for some time,”


St. Luke’s Approach to Stroke Care Saves Precious Time and Brain

November 27th, 2017

When it comes to stroke care, there is a mantra in the health care community: Time is brain. This simple phrase powerfully underscores the importance of both rapid recognition of stroke symptoms and rapid treatment. “For every minute that a large stroke is happening, the patient loses up to 2 million neurons,” says Daniel Ackerman,


St. Luke’s Spotlights Critical Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease in Partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company

November 17th, 2017

Allentown, PA, Nov. 14, 2017 – St. Luke’s University Health Network today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) to deliver resources from For Your SweetHeart™: Where diabetes and heart disease meet – a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the critical connection between type 2 diabetes and heart disease – to over


St. Luke’s Offers DIEP Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

November 15th, 2017

Microsurgical Procedure Uses Fat from Abdomen (Like Tummy Tuck) to Rebuild Breast Bethlehem, PA – St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery now employs two fellowship-trained physicians who perform the highly sought after DIEP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) breast reconstruction. An advanced microsurgical technique, DIEP breast reconstruction rebuilds the breast lost to mastectomy by using tissue taken from


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


Monroe County’s Newest Cancer Center Opens

November 8th, 2017

St. Luke’s Medical Office Building features award-winning cancer care, as well as specialty services. St. Luke’s new, $22 million Cancer Center and Medical Office Building expands the breadth of offerings at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus to include medical, surgical and gynecologic oncology, radiation therapy, infusion (chemotherapy), imaging, orthopedics and a sleep lab. The three-floor, 37,500-square-foot building is located at