Monthly Archives: November 2019

Please Consider Donating a Wreath for Wreaths Across America

November 27th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network will once again participate in the national Wreaths Across America event on Saturday, December 14 at Resurrection Cemetery. With only one week until the wreath donation deadline (December 2), we need your help to ensure that each veteran’s grave has a wreath for the holiday season! Please visit our WAA website at Wreathsacrossamerica.org/pa0353 for


St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer Also an Olympic Hopeful

November 25th, 2019

Time is closing in on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, and St. Luke’s athletic trainer Jillian Seamon, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, knows it. Jillian, an athletic trainer working with the Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, will transition to the new St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center on Union Boulevard when it opens on Nov.


Grand Opening of St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center at Union Boulevard in Allentown

November 22nd, 2019

Join legendary Philadelphia Eagles Hall-of-Fame kicker David Akers for the grand opening of the St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center – Union Boulevard, 702 Union Boulevard, in Allentown from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday, Nov. 23. The 30,000-square foot training space is the newest St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center and features artificial


St. Luke’s Expands Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Disease

November 20th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network is among the few hospital systems nationwide expanding palliative care, adding new practices, providers and programs to provide patients in the greater Lehigh Valley access to this important kind of care. “St. Luke’s Palliative Care has opened four new offices this year alone, with a fifth to open in November,” Erin Bendas, DO,


Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital Opens

November 20th, 2019

Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital officially opened its doors Wednesday morning, signaling the next chapter of compassionate, patient-centered health care in Schuylkill County. As the first hospital to open in the county in more than 90 years, Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital will make health care easier for area residents by bringing new services closer to home. The hospital’s


Dinner by Starlight Supports Breast Center, Honors Dr. Joseph Russo

November 13th, 2019

The stars were shining bright at the recent St. Luke’s University Health Network Dinner by Starlight event. More than 300 St. Luke’s staff members, physicians, and community leaders came together to celebrate the continued growth of the Allentown Campus, three Shining Stars, and this year’s Honorary Star – the Network’s own Dr. Joseph Russo. Dinner by Starlight is


Ribbon Cutting at PA Career Link LV

November 11th, 2019

A trailblazing partnership between St. Luke’s Sacred Heart and Workforce Board Lehigh Valley (WBLV) is addressing the social determinants of health by eliminating the barriers to employment for members of the inner-city Allentown community. Together, St. Luke’s and the Workforce Board LV have opened a PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley satellite office at the St. Luke’s


Thank You to All Veterans

November 11th, 2019

With respect and gratitude, we’d like to thank all veterans for their service. St. Luke’s held a number of events for Veterans Day including a breakfast at our Miners Campus (View Photos) and a ceremony at St. Luke’s University Hospital- Bethlehem (View Photos)


Community Gets Sneak Peek of New Schuylkill County Hospital

November 11th, 2019

It’s the start of a new chapter for patients in Schuylkill County. Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital will open in just a few weeks, and Saturday there was a pre-opening celebration. Community members got an inside look at the new hospital, which features 15 emergency room beds, a couple dozen surgical beds, and six intensive care