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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


St. Luke’s Offers Watchman Heart Implant To Significantly Reduce Stroke Risk

June 8th, 2018

AFib patients now have access to a revolutionary new treatment at St. Luke’s University Health Network. St. Luke’s recently completed its first Watchman™ device implantation for patient Patrick Kotula, 71, of Nesquehoning, in a procedure led by cardiac electrophysiologist, Steven Stevens, MD. The Watchman is a one-time procedure offering an alternative to the lifelong use of the blood thinner


Newhard Pharmacy Introduces St. Luke’s Walk-In Lab Services

May 25th, 2018

Northampton’s neighborhood pharmacy, Newhard Pharmacy, is partnering with St. Luke’s University Health Network in a first-of-its-kind collaboration to offer St. Luke’s walk-in laboratory services such as blood work and cholesterol checks. St. Luke’s partnership with Newhard Pharmacy, launched Saturday, is the first time the Network has offered its laboratory services through a local, independent pharmacy. Newhard Pharmacy was


St. Luke’s Earns Strong Bond Ratings

May 18th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been awarded an A- bond rating by S&P Global Ratings and an A3 rating by Moody’s Investor Services, bucking a downward trend in the nonprofit hospital industry both nationally and locally. “The ‘A-‘ rating reflects our opinion of SLUHN’s increasing market share in its primary service area, healthy volume growth, and very strong leadership team


St. Luke’s Breaks Ground on New $100 Million Hospital North of Philadelphia

May 14th, 2018

Bucks County, PA – St. Luke’s University Health Network officially broke ground on a new Quakertown hospital in Bucks County, Pennsylvania during a special ceremony and reception Thursday afternoon. The new $100 million Quakertown hospital – built with American steel – is under construction on a 17-acre parcel situated in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. Upon its completion


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