Man with Down Syndrome Becomes Fitness Buff at St. Luke’s

March 23rd, 2018

Dan Oplinger, who turns 27 in May, isn’t an exercise specialist. He’s an everyday fitness member at St. Luke’s with a story of extraordinary fitness. When Dan, who lives in Lower Macungie Township, Pa., first started at St. Luke’s, he could barely do one pushup with his hands elevated about three feet off the ground. Today, he’s


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 Athletic Trainer Travels with Olympic Development Soccer Team

March 21st, 2018

Cheree Iadevaia enjoys the distinction of being selected as the Athletic Trainer traveling with an elite regional soccer team. Iadevaia, the St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer assigned to Easton Area High School, is now also serving as the Athletic Trainer for the Olympic Development Program Team – East Region. Iadevaia and the team are now in Ireland and will


When Your ACL Goes Pop, St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care to the Rescue

March 19th, 2018

ACL tear. We hear the term and think, oh no. That was certainly the case in December when Carson Wentz, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, tore the ACL in his right knee, ending his season. The anterior cruciate ligament – ACL – is one of two cruciate ligaments, the other being the posterior cruciate ligament,


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


Extraordinary Care Keeps This St. Luke’s Volunteer Active at 82

March 9th, 2018

Knee pain was no match for Marilyn Rau, who refuses to sit still even at 82. St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care helps to keep her on her feet. After a full career working in a variety of office jobs at PPL, the Emmaus resident has been a volunteer at St. Luke’s Allentown Campus for the past 10 years,