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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


Governor Wolf: Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Local Economies, Hospitals

May 3rd, 2018

Allentown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, as well as St. Luke’s University Health Network leaders and physicians today to celebrate the positive economic and health care impact of expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania. Shortly after taking office, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid in February of 2015.  More than 700,


Take Our Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

May 2nd, 2018

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all non-profit hospitals are required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. In order to accomplish our goals, St. Luke’s is conducting a survey to identify health needs within the community. As members of our community, we are asking for your feedback


St. Luke’s Palmerton Campus to hold 17th Annual ‘Five and Dime’ Road Race

April 23rd, 2018

PALMERTON, Pa. – St. Luke’s Palmerton Campus will hold its 17th Annual “Five and Dime” (5 kilometer /10 kilometer) Road Race and Kid’s Fun Run on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Palmerton Borough Park, located on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton, Pa. The event is presented by St. Luke’s Palmerton Campus Medical Staff. Michael Martinez, MD, chief of surgery


St. Luke’s Marketing Team Wins Advertising Award

March 23rd, 2018

St. Luke’s has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation of the Greater Lehigh Valley for its recent oncology advertising campaign, Healing Begins Here. The campaign received a silver “Addy” award in the Integrated Campaign – Consumer category. Healing Begins Here featured St. Luke’s Cancer Center physicians and patients, whose stories were featured digitally on cancer.sluhn.org and through St. Luke’s social media


Debut of Major Motion Picture filmed at St. Luke’s

March 21st, 2018

Getting Grace, a movie filmed entirely in the Lehigh Valley with scenes at St. Luke’s, premiers nationwide on March 23rd. The lead actor and director of the film is Daniel Roebuck, a Lehigh Valley native, who has starred in over 230 movies and TV shows including The Fugitive, Lost, Matlock and many more. The movie also stars Madelyn


Opinion: Do the Poconos Really Need Three Hospitals?

March 14th, 2018

Do the Poconos really need three hospitals? This is the question that many area residents, including myself, have been asking lately. First, a little background: St. Luke’s University Health Network has been delivering health care services to the people of Monroe County for over two decades, most recently at its Monroe Campus which opened in October


SLUHN-Sacred Heart Merger Frequently Asked Questions

March 1st, 2018

With final approval of federal and state regulatory bodies received on February 1st, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) and Sacred Heart HealthCare System have officially completed their merger announced in September. Who is St. Luke’s University Health Network? Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at