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St. Luke’s Dialysis Centers Expand Presence and Care for Patients

October 30th, 2015

St. Luke’s University Health Network, through a joint venture with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., provides patients with end-stage kidney disease specialized dialysis care at several convenient locations throughout the region, with plans to expand its locations in Allentown and Whitehall in coming months. DaVita — Italian for “giving life” — is a division of DaVita HealthCare


St. Luke’s University Health Network presented with the 2015 Healthy Workplace of the Year Award from Highmark and Pocono Chamber

October 28th, 2015

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been recognized with the 2015 Healthy Workplace of the Year Award. Presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in cooperation with seven regional chambers of commerce in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania, the award recognizes meaningful wellness efforts in the workplace. St. Luke’s is a member of the Greater Pocono Chamber


Dr. Michael Pipestone Joins St. Luke’s Palliative and Supportive Care Services

October 28th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the addition of Michael Pipestone, MD, to our Palliative and Supportive Care team. Dr. Pipestone comes to St. Luke’s from Minneapolis, where he completed medical school, Family Medicine residency training and his Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pipestone’s skills are especially valuable as the Network continues to


Epic Training is Next Week

October 21st, 2015

Epic training starts next week. Please read the attached PDF to prepare yourself for training at St. Luke’s Center. Some items to remember:  Please know your class date, time & room number. If you have classroom training between Monday and Friday you will be parking at the Iron Pigs Stadium. There will be signage guiding


St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Welcomes New Emergency Room Manager

October 12th, 2015

St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus, the Network’s leader in emergency department turnaround and patient satisfaction, is pleased to announce that Michael J. Placotaris, BSN, RN, has joined the hospital as patient care manager – Emergency Department. Michael comes to St. Luke’s with extensive emergency care experience. Most recently he served as staff nurse at the Hospital of the


Topping Out and Beam Signing for the New St. Luke’s Hospital – Monroe Campus

October 5th, 2015

The highest steel I-beam was signed by St. Luke’s employees, physicians, administrators and community stakeholders and placed on the tallest point of the structure that will soon support the first new hospital in Monroe County in 100 years. Beam “topping out” ceremonies are part of a long construction industry tradition to celebrate the ultimate height during


St. Luke’s Neurology Associates Expands to Meet Growing Demand

October 2nd, 2015

St. Luke’s Neurology Associates has been actively recruiting new physicians to meet an ever-growing market demand. The practice has increased opportunities both regionally and by service. St. Luke’s is pleased to announce the following appointments: General Neurologists Mahesh Chhabria, MD Raj Katara, MD James Kerrigan, MD Heeral J. Mehta, MD Epileptologist Scott Kohler, MD Neurohospitalist