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Local 3D Community Prints Stethoscopes and PPE for St. Luke’s

May 20th, 2020

Parkland High School student Varun Pandian owns four 3D printers he often uses for school science fair projects. But since March, the 15-year-old Breinigsville lad has been supplying St. Luke’s University Health Network with scads of flexible “ear” tubing and “bells” (the piece that detects heart and lung sounds) for stethoscopes that he’s printed at

St. Luke’s Campuses Earn Highest Rating in Vascular Quality Program

May 15th, 2020

The Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) has awarded St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses three stars for their active participation in the Registry Participation Program. The St. Luke’s campuses are the only facilities to receive the highest star rating from SVS VQI in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes

St. Luke’s Restarts Elective Surgery and Related Procedures

May 8th, 2020

St. Luke’s University Health Network will begin elective surgeries and resume certain other related procedures at its Pennsylvania hospitals and facilities on Monday, May 11. “Our hospitals are safe, and we are ready for you,” said William R. Burfeind, MD, Chairman of Surgery. The “stay at home” measures put in place to stop the spread

St. Luke’s Nurse Honored at White House

May 8th, 2020

Allen Zelno of the Parish Nursing program at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus participated Wednesday in a Nursing Day ceremony at the White House. Zelno, who was nominated by the Catholic Medical Association to attend the ceremony led by President Trump, was one of eight nurses selected. “I am overwhelmed with this show of support for healthcare

St. Luke’s Conducts More Than 100,000 Virtual Visits During COVID Crisis

May 6th, 2020

In March as COVID-19 began to spread throughout the Lehigh Valley, St. Luke‘s University Health Network took extraordinary steps to keep as many patient appointments as possible by establishing itself as the regional leader in digital health. More than 1,200 providers, including physical therapists, were trained to perform virtual visits. By last week, they had conducted

St. Luke’s and Geisinger CEOs Issue Joint COVID-19 Message

May 4th, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic has created uncertainty in our lives. What just a few weeks ago seemed to be nothing more than a topic of conversation about a problem on the other side of the world has now become a reality in Pennsylvania. It’s still not too late to “flatten the curve” and reduce the rise

Leapfrog Awards More ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety to St. Luke’s

May 1st, 2020

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, awarding top marks to more St. Luke’s hospitals than to those of any other health care network in the region. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F twice annually – in the

Bug Zapper Kills COVID-19 Virus

April 27th, 2020

St. Luke’s, Lehigh University collaboration leads to clever, life-saving invention. BETHLEHEM, PA. – Among stories of hope, generosity and togetherness, the COVID-19 pandemic has also given rise to an incredible feat of ingenuity – the invention of the “Bug Zapper” to sterilize masks. As hospitals and other front-line organizations jumped to secure large quantities of