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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


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


St. Luke’s Marketing Team Wins Advertising Award

March 23rd, 2018

St. Luke’s has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation of the Greater Lehigh Valley for its recent oncology advertising campaign, Healing Begins Here. The campaign received a silver “Addy” award in the Integrated Campaign – Consumer category. Healing Begins Here featured St. Luke’s Cancer Center physicians and patients, whose stories were featured digitally on cancer.sluhn.org and through St. Luke’s social media


Debut of Major Motion Picture filmed at St. Luke’s

March 21st, 2018

Getting Grace, a movie filmed entirely in the Lehigh Valley with scenes at St. Luke’s, premiers nationwide on March 23rd. The lead actor and director of the film is Daniel Roebuck, a Lehigh Valley native, who has starred in over 230 movies and TV shows including The Fugitive, Lost, Matlock and many more. The movie also stars Madelyn


St. Luke’s Opens New Regional Breast Center in Monroe County

March 19th, 2018

New mammography system features remote control allowing patients to control their own breast compression with help of a technologist. St. Luke’s University Health Network opened its second diagnostic breast imaging facility, specifically designed to serve Monroe County and surrounding area patients in need of screening and diagnostic mammograms or advanced breast imaging. The new St. Luke’s Regional Breast


Opinion: Do the Poconos Really Need Three Hospitals?

March 14th, 2018

Do the Poconos really need three hospitals? This is the question that many area residents, including myself, have been asking lately. First, a little background: St. Luke’s University Health Network has been delivering health care services to the people of Monroe County for over two decades, most recently at its Monroe Campus which opened in October