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Influenza Testing Protocol

January 12th, 2015

Starting January 7, 2015, “Simplexa PCR” test for influenza A, influenza B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) will be performed in the Microbiology laboratory


House Bill 431 – Act 3, Mandatory Child Abuse Education

December 22nd, 2014

Dear Colleague, Earlier this year, Governor Corbett signed House Bill 431 into law as Act 31 of 2014, which requires each licensing board, under the Department of State, with jurisdiction over professional licensees, to require applicants to take educational classes on child abuse recognition and reporting. Please note that Act 31 applies to all health-related


St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists Have Moved

December 22nd, 2014

St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists have moved to a new, state-of-the-art office at: St. Luke’s Hillcrest Professional Plaza 755 Memorial Parkway Building 200, Suite 201 Phillipsburg, NJ 908-859-8884 Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery William De Long, MD, Nick Avallone, MD and Gbolabo Sokunbi, MD are also pleased to welcome fellowship-trained hand surgeon Brian George, MD to the


Vitamin D Assay Standardization

December 5th, 2014

On November 3,2014, the St. Luke’s University Laboratory in Bethlehem introduced a new lot of Vitamin D with a change in standardization. Our Vitamin D provider, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, has made a standardization adjustment to the Advia Centaur Vitamin D Assay to be in alignment with the 25 (OH) Vitamin D Reference Measurement Procedure (RMP)


St. Luke’s University Health Network Ebola Preparedness: November 26, 2014

November 26th, 2014

Please find our latest update on the status of Ebola and our country’s, region’s and network’s preparedness. St. Luke’s University Health Network Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): PPE supplies for routine operations (OR, L&D, PPE) are at a premium! All our suppliers are on backorder given the national demand. We did receive a supply on Friday, November


St. Luke’s Care Now Opens Its Fifth Location in Upper Perkiomen

November 17th, 2014

Facility offers walk-in convenience for the immediate care and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. People living in Upper Perkiomen and surrounding communities now have easy access to quality St. Luke’s walk-in care through the new St. Luke’s Care Now – Upper Perkiomen, located in the St. Luke’s Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center on Geryville Pike


St. Luke’s University Health Network Ebola Preparedness: November 6, 2014

November 7th, 2014

Please find our latest update on the status of Ebola and our country’s, region’s and Network’s preparedness. St. Luke’s University Health Network Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Specialized training is underway for Emergency Departments and Urgicenters. Operational Planning: The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) has confirmed that, in the event a patient who meets the diagnostic