Monthly Archives: December 2018

New Rheumatologists Join St. Luke’s Rheumatology Associates

December 26th, 2018

Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Now Have Better Access to Care St. Luke’s Rheumatology Associates recently added two new specialists to better serve patients suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory conditions affecting joints, muscles and bones like gout, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and the spondyloarthopathies like psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Rheumatologist Emily Keeler, DO, will see


St. Luke’s Dr. Nicholas Avallone Named N.J. Top Doc for Fourth Straight Year

December 26th, 2018

Dr. Nicholas Avallone of St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care has been named an outstanding New Jersey physician for 2018 by Castle Connolly Medical Limited. This achievement is nothing new for Dr. Avallone; this is the fourth straight year his fellow New Jersey physicians have voted for him as a “Top Doctor” in the state for orthopedic surgery


St. Lukes Weight Loss Surgeon Receives National Advocacy Award

December 21st, 2018

Maher El Chaar, MD, Co-Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at St. Luke’s University Hospital,has been named recipient of the national 2018 ObesityPAC Advocacy Award during a reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. According to Dr. El Chaar, it’s a moral obligation for bariatric surgeons to fight on behalf of their patients to get


Lions Clubs Donates ‘Brady Buggies’ to St. Luke’s Pediatrics for Child Transport

December 21st, 2018

The Pediatrics Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital Bethlehem Campus recently received two Brady Buggy® animal-shaped wagons that allow children undergoing treatment to be mobile thanks to the generosity of the Bowmanstown-Parryville Lions Clubs. “The buggies will bring smiles to the faces of many children and their families on our pediatric unit every day,” says Jessika Haynos, St. Luke’s Pediatric


St. Luke’s Opens 17th Walk-In Center in Forks Township

December 17th, 2018

St. Luke’s Care Now will open its 17th location this month, offering residents of Forks Township and the surrounding communities easy access to affordable, quality walk-in medical care. The new St. Luke’s Care Now is scheduled to open on December 17 at the St. Luke’s Health Center–Forks at 2003 Sullivan Trail in Easton. Hours will be 8 am to 8 pm Monday through


Geisinger St. Luke’s hiring 200 employees for new hospital

December 14th, 2018

ORWIGSBURG, Pa. – The new Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, under construction near Orwigsburg and scheduled to open next year, announced it is hiring to fill 200 jobs. Permanent positions paying attractive, family-sustaining wages and benefits include doctors, nurses, technicians and other workers. All are needed to provide the inpatient care, surgery, radiology, lab and additional services the