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St. Luke’s Bethlehem – Campus Designated Top Center for Stroke Care

May 9th, 2018

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem attained certification Tuesday as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The designation by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission is given to programs that offer the highest and most advanced level of stroke care. Only 163 other hospitals nationwide (11 in Pennsylvania) share this distinction. “The

Governor Wolf: Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Local Economies, Hospitals

May 3rd, 2018

Allentown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, as well as St. Luke’s University Health Network leaders and physicians today to celebrate the positive economic and health care impact of expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania. Shortly after taking office, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid in February of 2015.  More than 700,

Take Our Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

May 2nd, 2018

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all non-profit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. In order to accomplish our goals, St. Luke’s is conducting a survey to identify health needs within the community. As members of our community, we are asking for your feedback

National Mentoring Award for St. Luke’s Physician Assistant

April 25th, 2018

For the second time in three years, a St. Luke’s University Health Network physician assistant has won the nation’s top honor for mentoring PAs in training. Kenneth D. Sherry, PA-C, has been named the 2018 Preceptor of the Year by the American Academy of PAs and the Physician Assistant Education Association. Sherry has been a

Mathai Chalunkal, MD, of St. Luke’s Wins ACP Young Achiever Award

April 25th, 2018

Mathai Chalunkal, MD, of St. Luke’s Hospitalist Group has been honored by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as a 2018 Young Achiever. The ACP awards this distinction to physicians who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and are among the next generation of leaders in internal medicine. In addition to being honored by the ACP, Dr. Chalunkal will

St. Luke’s Offers ‘Senior Emergency Room’

April 24th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem has launched a Senior Emergency Room program to meet the special needs of emergency department patients who are 75 and older. “St. Luke’s is committed to helping older adults stay as healthy and independent as possible,” explains Carrie Fleckenstein, Senior Network Director for Senior Care Services. “We recognize that with age come unique

St. Luke’s Takes First Place at Research Day

March 28th, 2018

Congratulations to St. Luke’s medical students, residents and faculty who recently took first place at the Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Research Day. Research Day in Pennsylvania provides a unique opportunity for future family physicians to keep practice-based research relevant throughout their career. Research Day began in 1989 and has grown to become a key

Have you Heard About the “Take Me to St. Luke’s” Initiative?

March 26th, 2018

Great article in Lehigh Valley Marketplace magazine featuring our new “Take Me to St. Luke’s” initiative that allows seniors and others to stash critical information in an easily accessible spot… the freezer! In the event of a medical emergency, could you quickly lay your hands on essential information such as lists of medications, advanced directive, living