St. Luke’s Monroe Campus Named 2018 Business of the Year

June 13th, 2018

The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce will honor several people and organizations for their successful accomplishments at the chamber’s annual awards dinner June 20 at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa. This year’s winners: St. Luke’s University Health Network-Monroe Campus – Business of the Year. Rock Steady Boxing Poconos – Rookie Business of the Year. Dr. Kimberly


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


Fecal Transplant Can Be A Cure For Serious Colon Infection

June 8th, 2018

The intestinal infection, clostridium difficile – commonly known as C. difficile or C. diff – causes terrible diarrhea and abdominal cramping. In severe cases, C. diff also can cause bloody stools, a rapid heartbeat, fever, nausea, weight loss, abdominal swelling and kidney failure. If not controlled, C. diff can be fatal. Most at risk are


Cardiologist Comes Back Home to Lehigh Valley to Join St. Luke’s in Allentown

June 6th, 2018

After 17 years away, Lehigh Valley native Dr. Stephen Olex has returned to the area to take care of patients’ comprehensive heart-health needs at St. Luke’s University Health Network. Dr. Olex is following in his family’s medical tradition. Now retired, his father, Stephen Olex was a highly regarded cardiologist in the Allentown area for nearly 40 years. “Dealing


Pa. Auditor General Report Praises St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership

June 6th, 2018

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale lauded St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) as an example of an innovative program that will help repair the state’s broken child-welfare system and do more to protect its children. DePasquale’s praise for St. Luke’s NFP came this month as he released his report offering his recommendations to fix this key state-wide system


St. Luke’s Help Injured Multi-event Athlete Get Back on Track

June 1st, 2018

Elizabeth “Libby” Fehnel had the world at her feet last spring, figuratively and literally. The multi-talented junior at Northampton High School had qualified for league and district championships in a variety of track and field events, including the 300-meter hurdles, the pole vault and the triple jump. But during a meet at Allen High School,