Monthly Archives: December 2019

Maryann Hartzell Named Pennsylvania Podiatrist of The Year

December 18th, 2019

Dr. Maryann P. Hartzell, a podiatrist affiliated with St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been named Podiatrist of the Year by her peers. The Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association (PPMA) bestows the annual award on a member who demonstrates the highest of professional and personal values in treating patients with foot and ankle disorders. “This award symbolizes the


St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem Ranked among Safest in Country

December 18th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem has been named for the second year in a row one of the nation’s Top Hospitals in the Teaching Hospital category by Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit hospital watchdog organization. This recognition for safety is one of the health industry’s most prestigious honors. Unlike many other health care awards, it


Skilled Nursing Facilities Named Best by US News

December 13th, 2019

St. Luke’s Miners and St. Luke’s Sacred Heart campuses’ Skilled Nursing Facilities have been named by U.S. News and World Report as “Best Nursing Homes” for short-term rehabilitation care. St. Luke’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Center located at the St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale received a short-term rehabilitation rating of High-Performing (4 out of 5) by U.S. News. It has


From Labor & Delivery Nurse to Nurse Practitioner at St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates

December 12th, 2019

Kori Rusnock, CRNP, recently joined Kristen Stone-Mulhern, MD, at St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates. Dr. Stone-Mulhern and Kori will provide care for annual exams, women’s health issues, birth control counseling and prenatal care. Kori completed her nursing education at Moravian College and then spent nearly ten years as a labor and delivery nurse at St. Luke’s Bethlehem


Residency Grad Joins South Bethlehem Family Practice

December 9th, 2019

Board-certified family physician Alexandra Varas, MD, a graduate of the St. Luke’s residency program, recently joined Lori Gledhill, MD, at St. Luke’s South Bethlehem Family Practice at 306 South New Street. “After completing my residency with St. Luke’s and experiencing firsthand the Network’s emphasis on patient-centered care, I knew I wanted to continue my practice here,” says Dr. Varas


St. Luke’s New $100 Million Upper Bucks Campus to Open December 14

December 9th, 2019

QUAKERTOWN, PA – Bucks County’s newest hospital, St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus, will officially open its doors at 7 a.m. December 14. Construction of the $100 million campus that features a family-friendly, 80-bed hospital and a state-of-the-art emergency department, began May 2018. At the opening of the new St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus, the emergency room at the


St. Luke’s Pledges to Offer Nutritious, Locally Sourced Foods

December 6th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network is the first health system outside of the Philadelphia area to sign the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge. SLUHN signed the pledge after the initiative secured a five-year national grant to expand the program statewide. The president of each SLUHN campus signed the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Pledge, taking the


St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer Also an Olympic Hopeful

December 2nd, 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.