St. Luke’s Center for Positive Aging – Bethlehem and Phillipsburg

October 10th, 2014

St. Luke’s Center for Positive Aging, in Bethlehem and Phillipsburg, integrates specialty teams of geriatricians, nurse practitioners, and social workers to provide consultations, comprehensive evaluations, recommendations for senior care, and, hands-on care for seniors — including The Memory Clinic and The Comfort Zone (Adult Medical Day Care), both at St. Luke’s Warren Campus. Consultations The


New Leadership at St. Luke’s Emergency Services

October 8th, 2014

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Pequeno as chairman of St. Luke’s University Health Network Emergency Services. As chairman, Dr. Pequeno will provide administrative and clinical direction for network emergency services and assure effective relationships with other network departments, referring providers and pre-hospital community services. Dr. Pequeno was born at St. Luke’s Hospital and grew


Important Message from the Network COO

October 8th, 2014

Dear St. Luke’s Employees, As has been previously communicated, St. Luke’s is implementing Epic as our electronic health record and revenue cycle system software. The Epic system will replace over 44 applications and systems that we use today throughout the Network. The implementation of Epic is a significant project and will impact all of you over the


Jan’s Journey with Ovarian Cancer

September 29th, 2014

“Surreal” is the world that Janice (Jan) LaPorta uses to describe her feelings as the doctor told her she had a football-sized mass growing in her abdomen. It was her 25th wedding anniversary – May 23, 2012 – and she was being referred to an oncologist. “We had dinner plans,” she says. “Then you get


Reducing Ovarian Cancer Risk

September 29th, 2014

Gynecologic Oncologist Nicholas Taylor, MD, Explains How You Can Reduce Your Ovarian Cancer Risk The five-year survival rate of patients with ovarian cancer is 44 percent. If found and detected early, however, the survival rate increases to 93 percent. Nicholas Taylor, MD, has three suggestions to improve your odds. 1. Get annual pelvic examinations. During


Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s Miners Expands North

September 24th, 2014

Physical Therapy Specialists of Hometown, Hazleton and Sugarloaf have officially joined St. Luke’s Miners as of August 28, 2014. This welcome addition, a year in the making, increases St. Luke’s PT services and presence in Luzerne County, while complementing existing locations in Coaldale, West Penn, Mahanoy City, Jim Thorpe and Blakeslee. The new PT partnership enables St. Luke’s