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Blue Mountain Health System and St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce Merger

September 13th, 2017

LEHIGHTON, Pa. – Blue Mountain Health System, a health network consisting of two community-based hospitals in Lehighton and Palmerton, Carbon County, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, today announced plans for Blue Mountain Health System


Vote for St. Luke’s in 2017 Readers’ Choice Poll

August 2nd, 2017

Calling all St. Luke’s friends and family! It’s time for the 14th annual Morning Call “Readers’ Choice” poll, an opportunity for our community to vote for the “best of the best” providers of wellness and personal style services, dining, restaurant and entertainment options and more. St. Luke’s has previously been recognized as the region’s top provider of


St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association

July 19th, 2017

‘Most Wired’ Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association. The recognition comes on the heels of HIMSS Analytics’ honoring St. Luke’s University Health Network with its Stage 7 designation, the


7th Annual Charity Bike Ride to Benefit St. Luke’s Hospice

May 24th, 2017

Ride the D & L Trail – 20- and 30-mile options Peggy Cope and several other members of her family are biking for more than the fun or the exercise. They are training for St. Luke’s Seventh Annual Charity Bike Ride, an event that will raise funds for the hospice services that comforted Cope’s sister, Jenny


Lifetime Achievement Award for St. Luke’s Hospice Medical Director

May 19th, 2017

Ric Baxter, MD, Medical Director of St. Luke’s Hospice, was honored this week with a lifetime achievement award from the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network (PHPCN). Dr. Baxter was presented with the Nancy Bohnet Award of Excellence during a PHPCN luncheon on May 11 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. Attending the luncheon were Dr. Baxter, his wife


Changes to Criteria to Reflex Urine Culture  

May 3rd, 2017

To promote antibiotic stewardship and in concert with Infectious Disease Medical Staff Specialists, the criteria for “positive” Urinalysis to reflex to Urine Culture will be changed on May 9 2017. Existing criteria are: Reflex culture if Macroscopic (Dip) Urine Exam is positive for Blood, WBC, or nitrites. The changes are as follows: Routine Urinalysis


St. Luke’s Encourages Individuals to Talk about End-of-Life Care

April 21st, 2017

Information Available at Several Locations April 16-22 Bethlehem, PA (4/13/17) – St. Luke’s University Health Network encourages individuals to make decisions about end-of-life care and to share their wishes with their loved ones and physicians. During National Healthcare Decisions Day the week of April 16-22. “Our goal is to get people talking about their wishes related


Northampton County Medical Society Alliance Celebrates National Doctors’ Day with Donation to St. Luke’s Hospice House

April 5th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (3/28/2017) – St. Luke’s Hospice House was honored to receive a donation from the board of the Northampton County Medical Society Alliance in honor of Doctors’ Day, Thursday, March 30. National Doctors’ Day celebrates the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens. “We are honored to accept this contribution