Browsing the "Women's Health" Category

Secret Donor Gives Again: St. Luke’s NICU Gets Annual Anonymous Gift

January 8th, 2018

2018 started off with a special gift for the St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Level II and Level III NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) in Bethlehem and Allentown. March of Dimes representatives presented a $5,000 check to the NICU team at St. Luke’s Hospital – Bethlehem this week. Each year, this anonymous donor provides a generous gift

St. Luke’s First in Area with New Supplemental Donor Breast Milk Program

December 1st, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has partnered with Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank in Pittsburgh to provide donor breast milk to late preterm and term babies who need supplemental feeding after birth. The program, the first of its kind in the region, will be utilized at the nurseries in both Allentown and Bethlehem for babies who need a

Genetic Counselors at St. Luke’s Help Patients Decipher Own Genetic Mysteries

November 17th, 2017

Social and regular media are filled with information about all the genetic tests available and the latest genes discovered by researchers. You can’t help but wonder whether you should be tested and what the results might mean. So where do you turn? Genetic counselors are the professionals who can help guide you. Wait, genetic what? St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s Recognized as ‘Readers’ Choice’

October 4th, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has again received top honors as part of the 14th Annual Morning Call Readers’ Choice awards. The Network has been identified as the region’s: Best Cancer Center Best Nursing Services Best Obstetrician (St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare) Best Place to Have a Baby

Multiple Sclerosis: What Every Woman Needs to Know

September 25th, 2017

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), your immune system attacks your central nervous system, affecting your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. About two thirds of those diagnosed are women. Because the disease strikes

Growing Opportunities in Obstetrics & Gynecology

September 20th, 2017

As you may know, St. Luke’s OB/GYN team is entering an exciting phase of expansion and we are striving to shape the future of women’s services in our region through the development of new and innovative programs, our third Family Birthing Center and our Baby & Me Program and Support Center. Due to this development and

New Nurse Practitioner at St. Luke’s Christmas City OB/GYN

September 15th, 2017

Sharon C. Ravenelle, CRNP, women’s health nurse practitioner, recently joined St. Luke’s Christmas City OB/GYN, alongside James J. McGuire, MD, caring for patients at the Bethlehem office. “I’m happy to be part of Dr. McGuire’s team because the smaller practice size allows me to really get to know my patients and for them to get to know me,”

St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center Community Open House September 9

September 1st, 2017

We’re here to help support new moms and families. St. Luke’s is hosting a Community Open House for the new Baby & Me Support Center. Please join us for the opportunity to speak with representatives from OB/GYN, lactation support, behavioral health, prenatal education, Pediatrics, Baby & Me yoga instructors, tour the facility and much more! When

Highlights of 2017 National Conference on Premature Babies

July 14th, 2017

The Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Micropreemie Collaborative annual meeting was recently hosted by St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem. VON’s Micropreemie Collaborative is composed of ten hospitals throughout the United States whose collective focus is care for micropreemies, or babies born at less than 28 weeks and/or fewer than 1500 grams. Over 80 practitioners, representatives