Ebola: What You Need to Know

January 19th, 2015

Updated on January 19, 2015.
Although it is unlikely we will see a patient with the actual virus we believe it is imperative to prepare for the possibility. We will continue to update our plans and communicate to you as new information becomes available


Influenza Testing Protocol

January 12th, 2015

Starting January 7, 2015, “Simplexa PCR” test for influenza A, influenza B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) will be performed in the Microbiology laboratory


Pennsylvania Orders for Life- Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

January 7th, 2015

Respecting & Codifying Wishes Across Care Settings The POLST form is a medical order form on which physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants may write orders that specify types of life-sustaining treatment a patient wants or does not want when they become seriously ill. “People today can live a long time with a serious illness,”


House Bill 431 – Act 3, Mandatory Child Abuse Education

December 22nd, 2014

Dear Colleague, Earlier this year, Governor Corbett signed House Bill 431 into law as Act 31 of 2014, which requires each licensing board, under the Department of State, with jurisdiction over professional licensees, to require applicants to take educational classes on child abuse recognition and reporting. Please note that Act 31 applies to all health-related


St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists Have Moved

December 22nd, 2014

St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists have moved to a new, state-of-the-art office at: St. Luke’s Hillcrest Professional Plaza 755 Memorial Parkway Building 200, Suite 201 Phillipsburg, NJ 908-859-8884 Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery William De Long, MD, Nick Avallone, MD and Gbolabo Sokunbi, MD are also pleased to welcome fellowship-trained hand surgeon Brian George, MD to the