St. Luke’s Miners Earns Top Ranking for Highest Value-based Purchasing

April 30th, 2014

#8 Nationwide, #1 in Pennsylvania  COALDALE, PA (2/4/2014) – St. Luke’s Miners Campus has achieved top eight national ranking by Beckers Hospital Review for the Highest Value-Based Purchasing Scores. The hospital earned a national ranking of eight out of 2,728 United States hospitals and was ranked first in Pennsylvania. “I am very proud of the great work


St. Luke’s Miners Awarded for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

April 30th, 2014

Coaldale, Pennsylvania – December 9, 2013 – St. Luke’s Hospital – Miners Campus Home Health Division is proud to announce it has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction. The


Student’s Life Saved with Latest Cardiac Technology

April 30th, 2014

Technology Performs Heart and Lung Duties Dr. Jane Garnjost is finally allowing herself to envision her son Jake standing in front of a classroom teaching a history lesson. From the time an illness nearly took his life two years ago until just recently, Jane had stopped herself from looking too far into her son’s future. In


Dr. Steele Providing Pulmonary Care at Miners Campus

April 30th, 2014

Pulmonology Team Joins St. Luke’s Miners Campus COALDALE, PA. (3/6/14) – Pulmonologist Kirth W. Steele, DO, FCCP, St. Luke’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates,recently joined the medical staff at St. Luke’s Miners Campus to provide pulmonology services to patients in the hospital as well as during outpatient visits. Dr. Steele will provide pulmonary and critical care consults for inpatients


Senior Care Surgical Services

April 28th, 2014

Surgery may be a concern for a patient of any age; and often as age increases, concerns and the likelihood of a medical condition requiring surgery increase as well. A team of senior care providers has designed a comprehensive Surgical Services Program for our senior patients.  We will work together to coordinate care and communication


EPIC Update

April 28th, 2014

All, As I previously communicated, the Network has spent the last 18 months researching and selecting a replacement for our current IT system and we ultimately selected Epic. Since this selection, a great deal of planning has commenced.  We’ve determined our timeline and sequencing for when the hospitals will go “live” on the new system


St. Luke’s Brain & Spine Tumor Center Provides Completely Coordinated Care

April 17th, 2014

Case study: “JB” is a 52 year old woman whose medical history includes smoking for five years during her twenties. She presented with a cough. Investigation showed a left lung mass with adrenal metastases. A biopsy of the adrenal gland showed metastatic lung cancer. An MRI of her brain showed a small metastatic focus in