St. Luke’s University Health Network, Surgeons Earn Coveted Designation for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Program

January 14th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network, Allentown Campus is one of only three hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive designation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), recognizing the high level of care provided by its minimally invasive gynecological surgery program. Instituted by American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and administered by the independent health


St. Luke’s University Health Network Combines Treatment With Outreach to Address Young Athletes’ Concussions

January 14th, 2014

Judging from the packed stadiums and cheering fans, the National Football League (NFL) is alive and well. A cloud, however, hangs over the festivities, in the form of potentially concussion-related issues such as depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and even suicide. Repeated blows to the head and the long-term risks of


St. Luke’s University Health Network Forges Comprehensive Approach to Pulmonary Care

January 14th, 2014

The Pulmonary Medicine Department at St. Luke’s University Health Network couples comprehensive care for pulmonary diseases with a state-of-the-art approach that optimizes diagnosis and treatment and enhances patient outcomes. When patients enter St. Luke’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates, fellowship-trained pulmonologists compile an extensive history that may illuminate risk factors that contribute to chronic obstructive pulmonary


Innovative Approaches to Bariatric Success at St. Luke’s University Health Network

January 14th, 2014

High levels of sustained weight loss. Sharp reductions in comorbidities. A mortality rate of zero as well as lower-than-average lengths of hospital stays and rates of complications and readmissions. Coveted designations by professional organizations. A surgical team with more than 1,500 laparoscopic bariatric surgeries to its credit. A plastic surgery option. Those features and achievements