Browsing the "Bethlehem News" Category

Back to Making Beautiful Music Thanks to Extraordinary Care at St. Luke’s

July 11th, 2018

Few people in the audience were aware of the miracle taking place when Karen Ambrose’s bow danced across her violin strings to help create the strains of Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 for the Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra at Zoellner Hall last December. Just four months earlier, Karen, an Upper Saucon Township mother of three, found


Technology at St. Luke’s Offers New Lifeline to Stroke Patients

July 9th, 2018

June 27, 2018 – St. Luke’s University Health Network has introduced new software, iSchemaView RAPID™, to generate maps of damaged brain tissue to help determine treatment options, regardless of how much time has passed since the stroke occurred. The technology promises to dramatically improve recovery for a significant portion of stroke patients. “Time is Brain” refers


Epilepsy Surgery at St. Luke’s Eliminates Seizures

July 6th, 2018

June 26, 2018 – St. Luke’s University Health Network is the first in the greater Lehigh Valley to perform a revolutionary epilepsy surgery that eliminates seizures in most patients. “For patients with intractable epilepsy, epilepsy surgery should be considered,” explains Scott Kohler, MD, epileptologist, St. Luke’s Neurology Associates. “The decision for surgery isn’t taken lightly,


St. Luke’s Building New Women & Babies Pavilion At Anderson Campus

June 15th, 2018

June 12, 2018 – St. Luke’s University Health Network broke ground on a major expansion of its Anderson Campus hospital during a special ceremony and reception on Tuesday. The new Women and Babies Pavilion, built with American steel, will double the size of the existing hospital on the 500-acre Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township. During construction,


The Lyme Epidemic

June 15th, 2018

Great article on Lyme disease and how to avoid it in Lehigh Valley Marketplace featuring St. Luke’s infectious disease expert Jeffrey Jahre, MD. Read the article


Nation’s Leading Consumer Magazine: St. Luke’s Among 17 Top Performing Hospitals For Heart Surgery In Northeast United States

June 8th, 2018

St. Luke’s was the ONLY Local Hospital to Receive Top Designation June 7, 2018 – Hundreds of thousands of heart surgeries are performed every year in the United States. From coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to aortic valve replacements, aneurysm repairs and many other procedures, heart surgery has become far more commonplace than it once was. But it still


St. Luke’s Earns Strong Bond Ratings

May 18th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been awarded an A- bond rating by S&P Global Ratings and an A3 rating by Moody’s Investor Services, bucking a downward trend in the nonprofit hospital industry both nationally and locally. “The ‘A-‘ rating reflects our opinion of SLUHN’s increasing market share in its primary service area, healthy volume growth, and very strong leadership team


Temple/St. Luke’s Medical Students Graduate On May 14

May 16th, 2018

Bethlehem, PA (5/14/2018) – During the four years of medical school training, students can either study, sleep or have a social life, but never all three, jokes Joel Rosenfeld, MD, M.Ed, FACS, Chief Academic Officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and Senior Associate Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University. After four years of


St. Luke’s Bethlehem – Campus Designated Top Center for Stroke Care

May 9th, 2018

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem attained certification Tuesday as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The designation by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission is given to programs that offer the highest and most advanced level of stroke care. Only 163 other hospitals nationwide (11 in Pennsylvania) share this distinction. “The