Monthly Archives: August 2019

St. Luke’s Miners Receives $1 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Crisis

August 28th, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded St. Luke’s Miners Campus a $1 million grant to help combat the opioid crisis. St. Luke’s was one of 80 grantees in the country and one of only five organizations in the state of Pennsylvania to receive the award. These funds, part of HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response


Important Information: PA Turnpike (I-476) Closure and Detour 9/6- 9/9

August 26th, 2019

A full closure and detour of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-476,  will be in effect from the Allentown Interchange (A-56) to Mahoning Valley Interchange (A-74) beginning Friday, September 6 at 9 pm, and continue through Monday, September 9 at 4 am. During this time, both northbound and southbound traffic from the Turnpike will be following a


Female Gynecologic Oncologist Joins St. Luke’s Cancer Center

August 23rd, 2019

St. Luke’s Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Ashley Graul, MD, MSCE, to its team of experts. Dr. Graul will join St. Luke’s Cancer Care Associates to treat women with cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancers with fellow gynecologic oncologists, Nick Taylor, MD, Rick Boulay, MD and Israel Zighelboim, MD. Dr. Graul is a compassionate, dedicated and empathetic physician who’s


St. Valentine at Work at St. Luke’s

August 21st, 2019

Married couple who met at St. Luke’s medical school returns to Network as physicians. When Dr. Cori Shollenberger applied to medical school, she wanted a small program that was close to her family in Berks County. That’s what also led Dr. Akaash Kumar, who grew up in the Lehigh Valley, to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple


Hospice Doc’s Cross-State Bike Ride Spreads Urgent Message

August 19th, 2019

When Ric Baxter, MD, pedals away from St. Luke’s University Hospital Network’s (SLUHN) Hospice House in Saucon Valley on Sept. 2, beginning his trans-Pennsylvania bike trip, he’ll be taking an urgent message to the people he meets along the way: Don’t Wait. Don’t wait to enjoy those things you’ve been putting off: the vacation, the new


St. Luke’s and Temple Announce Affiliation for Lung Transplant and Lung Disease Services

August 9th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network and Temple University Hospital (TUH) and are announcing an innovative affiliation for advanced lung disease and lung transplant services that will provide patients living in the Lehigh Valley streamlined access to Temple’s highly experienced lung transplant team and pulmonology specialists close to home. This announcement builds on previously established affiliations between