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St. Luke’s HAP Award Winning Streak Continues

August 11th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network again dominated the annual achievement awards bestowed by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). St. Luke’s won 4 of the 15 awards given this year, more than any other hospital, and St. Luke’s was the only hospital in the region recognized — an outstanding achievement. Since 2010, St. Luke’s has garnered

Rodale Institute and St. Luke’s University Health Network Partner to Provide Organic Produce to Patients, Staff and Visitors

July 23rd, 2014

St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Farm Created On-Site at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus BETHLEHEM TWP, Pa. (7/17/14) — St. Luke’s Anderson Campus, in partnership with Rodale Institute, is one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer patients organic produce grown at an organic farm located on the hospital campus, the partners announced today. In addition, organic produce

Prophylactic Salpingectomy: Reducing Ovarian Cancer Risk

June 13th, 2014

Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease. The American Cancer Society estimated 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer in 2013 and 14,030 deaths from the disease. Despite advancements in delivery of chemotherapy and the introduction of novel targeted therapies, we have not made significant progress in reducing the incidence of ovarian cancer. To date, there is

Individualized Breast Screening is the Future of Screening for Breast Cancer

June 13th, 2014

Dense breast legislation across the United States, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has initiated a significant reevaluation of the way women are screened for breast cancer. The purpose of this mailing will be to introduce the concept of Individualized Breast Screening, announce the arrival of another breast imaging tool to St. Luke’s (Automated Breast Ultrasound)

Doctors, Did You Get Our Memo on Personalized Health Reports?

June 9th, 2014

New! Employee Wellness Program, including Personalized Health Reports Caring Starts with You will give all benefits-eligible employees and spouses who are enrolled in the AmeriHealth Priority Care Plus plan the opportunity to gain a better understanding of their current health — through blood work, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) screening, and an online health

New Leadership at St. Luke’s Psychiatric Associates

June 6th, 2014

St. Luke’s Psychiatric Associates is pleased to announce that Tania Martinez-Jimenez, MD, has been named Interim Chief of Psychiatry for the Behavioral Medicine Department effective May 1. Dr. Martinez-Jimenez is currently Lead Psychiatrist and will now also assist in administrative and clinical leadership. Dr. Martinez-Jimenez received her Medical degree in 2003 from Ponce School of Medicine in

Prescribing Exercise is Good Medicine.

May 23rd, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) are partnering to bring the community a family fun initiative — get off the couch and get active! Prescribe “Get Your Tail on the Trail” and connect your patients to the outstanding opportunities along the D&L Trail while increasing health awareness

Lynch Syndrome Surveillance Program: When oncologists can truly prevent cancer and save lives!

May 21st, 2014

By St. Luke’s gynecologic oncologist Israel Zighelboim, MD, FACOG, FACS  Not infrequently oncologists are confronted by their patients’ desire to answer a simple question: “Why me?” Even though we currently understand many lifestyle-associated risk factors that could increase one’s probability of developing cancer, in the vast majority of patients the disease occurs in a relatively “random”

St. Luke’s University Health Network Recognized for High Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

May 19th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been recognized for achieving the highest level of quality and patient safety in Radiation Oncology, earning a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). To achieve ACR accreditation, a facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance and quality control procedures go through a rigorous review process and meet