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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


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


Coronavirus Update from Dr. Kara Mascitti

February 28th, 2020

I am sure all of you have heard updates this week from the CDC warning us that the situation with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. is no longer an “if”, but a “when”.  That means that based on increasing global spread, we can and should expect to see sustained transmission in our country.  What


New Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Opens

February 7th, 2020

St. Luke’s University Health Network unveiled its new, eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) during a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem. The new unit will open to patients Monday. “We are thrilled that children and their families will be able to remain in the region and within St


U.S. Government Report: St. Luke’s Hospitals Best in Lehigh Valley

February 4th, 2020

In its annual comprehensive quality and safety review, the U.S. government ranks St. Luke’s University Health Network hospitals higher than all competitors in their markets. St. Luke’s campuses were the only hospitals in the greater Lehigh Valley to earn the highest five- and four-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). “We are