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St. Luke’s Dialysis Centers Expand Presence and Care for Patients

October 30th, 2015

St. Luke’s University Health Network, through a joint venture with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., provides patients with end-stage kidney disease specialized dialysis care at several convenient locations throughout the region, with plans to expand its locations in Allentown and Whitehall in coming months. DaVita — Italian for “giving life” — is a division of DaVita HealthCare


Dr. Michael Pipestone Joins St. Luke’s Palliative and Supportive Care Services

October 28th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the addition of Michael Pipestone, MD, to our Palliative and Supportive Care team. Dr. Pipestone comes to St. Luke’s from Minneapolis, where he completed medical school, Family Medicine residency training and his Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pipestone’s skills are especially valuable as the Network continues to


Epic Training is Next Week

October 21st, 2015

Epic training starts next week. Please read the attached PDF to prepare yourself for training at St. Luke’s Center. Some items to remember:  Please know your class date, time & room number. If you have classroom training between Monday and Friday you will be parking at the Iron Pigs Stadium. There will be signage guiding


St. Luke’s Neurology Associates Expands to Meet Growing Demand

October 2nd, 2015

St. Luke’s Neurology Associates has been actively recruiting new physicians to meet an ever-growing market demand. The practice has increased opportunities both regionally and by service. St. Luke’s is pleased to announce the following appointments: General Neurologists Mahesh Chhabria, MD Raj Katara, MD James Kerrigan, MD Heeral J. Mehta, MD Epileptologist Scott Kohler, MD Neurohospitalist


ICD-10 Education

September 29th, 2015

UPDATED: On October 1, 2015, the United States will transition to ICD-10. Reimbursement will be dependent on accurate ICD-10 coding.


Experience Makes the Difference at St. Luke’s Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit

September 18th, 2015

St. Luke’s Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit (OABHU) has grown into a widely-utilized, valuable component of the Network since it opened in 2013. Its goals moving forward are to take the OABHU to a new level entirely, expanding its capabilities to include professional medical education. Today, the OABHU provides a welcoming, secure and structured environment in


Carol Kuplen Named President of St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem

August 7th, 2015

Bethlehem, PA (8/6/2015) — Carol Kuplen, MSN, BSN, has recently been named President of St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem. Carol has held her former title as Chief Operating Officer of St. Luke’s University Hospital since 2011. In addition to her responsibilities as President of the Bethlehem Campus, she will continue as St. Luke’s Network’s Chief Nursing Officer