Monthly Archives: March 2020

St. Lukeʼs Virtual Visits Connect Patients to Care

March 30th, 2020

By now, most people know what to do if they have COVID-19 symptoms. But during a quarantine, what do you do if you need to see a doctor for another concern? St. Lukeʼs has the answer with its Virtual Visit option. “Your health care needs don’t stop, and neither do we,” states St. Lukeʼs family medicine physician

St. Lukeʼs Partners with Local Business to Produce 3D Printed Masks

March 27th, 2020

BETHLEHEM – St. Lukeʼs and Filament Innovations of Coplay, as well as 3D manufacturer ProtoCAM of Allentown, have teamed up to produce 3D printed masks and face shields for health care providers in the wake of COVID-19. “We’ve been following the news in Europe related to medical supplies, and I knew we had to act quickly,”

St. Lukeʼs and LVHN Announce Some Elective Surgeries Will be Postponed

March 20th, 2020

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (March 16, 2020) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Lukeʼs University Health Network are in regular communication as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves. Today the health networks are sending this joint message regarding surgical services. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the surgeon general, Jerome Adams MD, and the

LVHN and St. Lukeʼs Create Common Hospital Visitation Restrictions to Limit Any Confusion in the Community

March 18th, 2020

With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Lukeʼs University Health Network are implementing a common “No Visitation, No Access Policy” for all their hospitals and outpatient facilities, including Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) and St. Lukeʼs Physician Group

SPECIAL TV BROADCAST TONIGHT Featuring Drs. Jahre and Mascitti- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 16 at 6:30 pm on WFMZ-TV(Channel 69)

March 16th, 2020

This special edition of Talk With Your Doctor will address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) status in the Lehigh Valley, as well as national and international trends. All employees are encouraged to tune in! Featured guests will include Drs. Jeffrey Jahre, Senior Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs and Section Chief Emeritus of Infectious Diseases; Kara Mascitti,

BEWARE: Scammers are contacting physician practices. Do not provide information regarding medical licenses.

March 13th, 2020

A St. Luke’s affiliated physician practice received two calls from individuals this morning (Friday, March 13th), claiming to represent the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The callers asked to speak to two different physicians within the practice, saying they needed to “verify details pertaining to the physicians’ medical licenses.” When the person who received the

Older Adult Meal Now Offered at Geisinger St. Lukeʼs Hospital

March 9th, 2020

St. Lukeʼs University Health Network is now offering an Older Adult Meal at Geisinger St. Lukeʼs Hospital in Orwigsburg! The Older Adult Meal at Geisinger St. Lukeʼs Hospital offers adults 65 and over an affordable and healthy daily dinner meal during the week. Meals are prepared fresh daily and provide diners with healthy food choices at a special

First Drug Shipment from Non-Profit Group Combating Shortages and Rising Prices

March 6th, 2020

St. Lukeʼs University Health Network received its first shipment of injectable drugs from Civica Rx, a nationwide consortium the Network joined last year to combat chronic shortages and rising prices of widely used generic medications. Civica Rx is a non-profit generic drug company that aims to circumvent traditional supply chains by producing in-demand drugs and selling them

Merissa Frye Cancer Research and Compassion Fund Supports Women in Need

March 4th, 2020

Early 2018 was a harrowing time for Herb and Wendy Frye. After months of treatments and trips to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, their daughter Merissa lost her heroic battle against cervical cancer at only 28 years old. Merissa–an avid bowler, animal lover, and outdoor enthusiast–was an inspiration to all those who were lucky enough to