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Published on November 9th, 2015

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St. Luke’s Voted 2015 Top Reader’s Choice for Best Place to Have a Baby, Best Emergency and Cancer Services, and Best Nursing and Urgent Care

BETHLEHEM, PA (10/12/2015) — St. Luke’s University Health Network has been voted the 2015 region’s top provider of Nursing Services – Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s, Best Urgent Care, Best Cancer Center, Best Emergency Services and Best Place to Have a Baby by the readers of The Morning Call in its 12th annual “Reader’s Choice” readers’ poll.

St. Luke’s has been voted top Reader’s Choice in the following categories during the following Reader’s Choice poll:

  • Best Place to have a Baby: 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Nursing Services: 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Emergency Services: 2008, 2014, 2015
  • Cancer Center: 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Urgent Care (St. Luke’s CareNow): 2013, 2014, 2015

Ballots were cast over a two-week period in late summer for preferred business providers across a variety of industries including health care. More than 77,000 votes were cast in 294 categories, according to The Morning Call.


St. Luke’s University Health Network Family Birth Centers

St. Luke’s New Beginnings Family Birth Centers in Allentown and Bethlehem are state-of-the-art birthing units and offer parents the comforts of a safe, family-centered atmosphere to welcome their new babies into the world. St. Luke’s is a leader in perinatal care, high-risk deliveries and breast feeding. St. Luke’s two NICUs are certified to provide advanced care to critically ill newborns and premature babies. St. Luke’s Level III NICU (the highest level of NICU care offered in the Lehigh Valley region) is located in St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem, and St. Luke’s Allentown Campus offers a Level II NICU. Learn more.

VNA of St. Luke’s

For more than 95 years, the Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s has been caring for people within the community. St. Luke’s Home Health cares for and teaches patients and family members the steps needed to help recover from surgery or to manage illness. Our patients benefit by receiving care in the comfort of their own homes and being involved in their own care. St. Luke’s Hospice provides patients and their families with a holistic team approach to end-of-life care. Services are provided to patients in their own homes, the home of a relative, a nursing facility, or wherever the patient calls home. Additionally general in-patient (GIP) hospice services are available at our free standing St. Luke’s Hospice House located on Black River Road in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Physical, as well as, emotional and spiritual needs are addressed by the hospice team. Respite for caregivers, and bereavement services are also available. St. Luke’s Home Health and Hospice cares for patients in Northampton, Lehigh, Upper Bucks, Northeast Montgomery, portions of Berks, Carbon and southern Monroe Counties. Additionally Hospice serves portions of Schuylkill County. Learn more.

St. Luke’s Emergency Services

St. Luke’s University – Bethlehem’s is a Level 1 adult trauma center and the hub of trauma care for the network. St. Luke’s Miners Campus is a Level IV Trauma Center. By choosing any one of our six St. Luke’s Emergency Rooms, you can rest-assured that you will always receive the highest level of care for yourself and your loved ones. As a network, we are able to easily share information and expertise between our hospitals and our physician practices to provide you with the best emergency care possible. St. Luke’s Emergency and Transport Services (ETS) provides state-certified, emergency transport and para-transport van services and treatment 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. Learn more.

St. Luke’s Cancer Centers

St. Luke’s University Health Network has earned national Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation as an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (CoC), one of only two health care networks in the state of Pennsylvania to receive this distinction, and one of only 51 health care networks nationwide. Because it is a CoC-accredited cancer center, St. Luke’s takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care. Learn more.

St. Luke’s CareNow

For those minor burns, injuries and illnesses, St. Luke’s offers walk in service at five convenient locations. Learn more.


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