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 Singers Signal Start of Lehigh Valley Holiday Season

November 15th, 2017

You know you are home for the holidays when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers! All are invited to the Singers’ annual Christmas concert – a proud Lehigh Valley tradition – on Sunday, November 26, at Wesley Methodist Church (2540 Center Street in Bethlehem). Preludes begin at 2:45 pm and the concert begins


St. Luke’s Offers DIEP Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

November 15th, 2017

Microsurgical Procedure Uses Fat from Abdomen (Like Tummy Tuck) to Rebuild Breast Bethlehem, PA – St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery now employs two fellowship-trained physicians who perform the highly sought after DIEP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) breast reconstruction. An advanced microsurgical technique, DIEP breast reconstruction rebuilds the breast lost to mastectomy by using tissue taken from


Drexel University Honors St. Luke’s Pioneering Work in Population Health

November 13th, 2017

A national leader in population health analytics, St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the top 50 analytics innovators in the United States by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. The university recognized these organizations at the 2017 “Analytics 50” awards ceremony in Philadelphia. This year’s winners represent diverse industries and some of the biggest names


“The Girls” Night Out Highlights After-Cancer Reconstruction Options

November 10th, 2017

St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Sponsored Fundraiser St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery hosted a fun-filled evening with live music and a wine tasting at the Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, on Oct. 26, National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. A fundraising event, “The Girls” Night Out raised over $6,000 for the St. Luke’s Cancer Center


St. Luke’s Doctor Receives National Cardiology Teaching Award

November 10th, 2017

Jamshid Shirani, MD, director of the general cardiology fellowship program at St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been selected to receive the prestigious Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Shirani will be honored at ACGME’s annual meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida, in March


St. Luke’s Campuses Receive ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Leapfrog Report

November 8th, 2017

BETHLEHEM, PA. – The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Several St. Luke’s University Health Network campuses – Bethlehem, Allentown


Monroe County’s Newest Cancer Center Opens

November 8th, 2017

St. Luke’s Medical Office Building features award-winning cancer care, as well as specialty services. St. Luke’s new, $22 million Cancer Center and Medical Office Building expands the breadth of offerings at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus to include medical, surgical and gynecologic oncology, radiation therapy, infusion (chemotherapy), imaging, orthopedics and a sleep lab. The three-floor, 37,500-square-foot building is located at


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

November 6th, 2017

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale visited St. Luke’s University Health Networks’ Nurse-Family Partnership, learning how the innovative program helps prevent child abuse and build healthy families. St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership connects local mothers living in poverty to a personal nurse, beginning in early pregnancy and continuing over the first 1,000 days of the infant’s life to assess