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Bug Zapper Kills COVID-19 Virus

April 27th, 2020

St. Luke’s, Lehigh University collaboration leads to clever, life-saving invention. BETHLEHEM, PA. – Among stories of hope, generosity and togetherness, the COVID-19 pandemic has also given rise to an incredible feat of ingenuity – the invention of the “Bug Zapper” to sterilize masks. As hospitals and other front-line organizations jumped to secure large quantities of


St. Luke’s Discharges 500th Covid-19 Patient!

April 24th, 2020

St. Luke’s University Health Network discharged its 500th COVID-19 patient Friday afternoon! Debra Kannapel, 60, of Freemansburg, Pa., left St. Luke’s Anderson Campus to the applause of staff as the Rocky theme song played over the intercom. See the video here. Among the patients St. Luke’s has discharged are many who were on ventilators. St


ICYMI: St. Luke’s is a First Round Draft Pick for Microsoft Teams

April 24th, 2020

As you continue to cheer for your favorite NFL team, don’t forget to look for our St. Luke’s team too! Watch for a new Microsoft Teams ad featuring St. Luke’s University Health Network exclusively that will run during the fully virtual NFL Draft through Saturday, April 25. It will air on ABC, ESPN and the


St. Luke’s Featured in New National Microsoft Advertising Campaign

April 22nd, 2020

Butch and Sundance. Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and jelly. All great partnerships… and now you can add St. Luke’s and Microsoft to the list. Microsoft has launched its latest advertising campaign focusing on Teams. ST. LUKE’S IS THE ONLY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FEATURED IN THIS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN. The campaign will run on TV including ABC, Hulu


St. Lukeʼs Anderson Campus Discharges 100th COVID-19 Patient

April 20th, 2020

St. Lukeʼs Anderson Campus discharged its 100th COVID-19 patient Wednesday. The Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township is one of the Network’s 11 hospitals. Curtis Ding of Forks Township, the 100th patient, spent 10 days at the Anderson Campus. He started his journey on the medical/surgical unit, and after a few days he was transferred to the ICU. 


St. Lukeʼs One of First in World to Pilot Remote Patient Monitoring for COVID-19 Patients

April 8th, 2020

Irvine, California and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – April 7, 2020 – Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that St. Lukeʼs University Health Network (SLUHN) is one of the first institutions worldwide to use Masimo SafetyNet™ to monitor in-hospital patients, as the network seeks innovative solutions to care for the surge of patients infected by COVID-19. Masimo SafetyNet is an innovative, economically scalable


COVID 19 Patients Extubated from Ventilators

April 6th, 2020

St. Lukeʼs University Health Network is caring for patients with COVID-19 across the Network. Our critical care, pulmonary and infectious disease physicians, partnering with incredibly dedicated nurses and other staff, are delivering the best care to critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. During the past week, nine patients came off ventilators and are breathing


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,”