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St. Luke’s Monroe Campus Named 2018 Business of the Year

June 13th, 2018

The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce will honor several people and organizations for their successful accomplishments at the chamber’s annual awards dinner June 20 at Pocono Manor Resort & Spa. This year’s winners: St. Luke’s University Health Network-Monroe Campus – Business of the Year. Rock Steady Boxing Poconos – Rookie Business of the Year. Dr. Kimberly


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


Fecal Transplant Can Be A Cure For Serious Colon Infection

June 8th, 2018

The intestinal infection, clostridium difficile – commonly known as C. difficile or C. diff – causes terrible diarrhea and abdominal cramping. In severe cases, C. diff also can cause bloody stools, a rapid heartbeat, fever, nausea, weight loss, abdominal swelling and kidney failure. If not controlled, C. diff can be fatal. Most at risk are


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


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


Smoking: Not Easy to Quit but Worth the Health Benefits

April 30th, 2018

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family, says Dr. Jose Guzman of St. Luke’s Brodheadsville Family Practice. Smoking not only increases your risk of lung cancer, but it also can cause a host of diseases including throat cancer, mouth cancer, bladder cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and heart disease,


St. Luke’s Nurse Springs into Life-Saving Action at Restaurant

April 6th, 2018

On an early February evening Kelley Briggs, a registered nurse in the gastrointestinal lab at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus, was in the middle of dinner at an area restaurant with her husband and stepdaughter when a senior couple being escorted to a table caught her eye. “I never really turn the ‘nursing thing’ off and