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St. Lukeʼs Virtual Visits Connect Patients to Care

March 30th, 2020

By now, most people know what to do if they have COVID-19 symptoms. But during a quarantine, what do you do if you need to see a doctor for another concern? St. Lukeʼs has the answer with its Virtual Visit option. “Your health care needs don’t stop, and neither do we,” states St. Lukeʼs family medicine physician


St. Lukeʼs and LVHN Announce Some Elective Surgeries Will be Postponed

March 20th, 2020

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (March 16, 2020) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Lukeʼs University Health Network are in regular communication as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves. Today the health networks are sending this joint message regarding surgical services. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the surgeon general, Jerome Adams MD, and the


LVHN and St. Lukeʼs Create Common Hospital Visitation Restrictions to Limit Any Confusion in the Community

March 18th, 2020

With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Lukeʼs University Health Network are implementing a common “No Visitation, No Access Policy” for all their hospitals and outpatient facilities, including Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) and St. Lukeʼs Physician Group


SPECIAL TV BROADCAST TONIGHT Featuring Drs. Jahre and Mascitti- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – March 16 at 6:30 pm on WFMZ-TV(Channel 69)

March 16th, 2020

This special edition of Talk With Your Doctor will address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) status in the Lehigh Valley, as well as national and international trends. All employees are encouraged to tune in! Featured guests will include Drs. Jeffrey Jahre, Senior Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs and Section Chief Emeritus of Infectious Diseases; Kara Mascitti,


BEWARE: Scammers are contacting physician practices. Do not provide information regarding medical licenses.

March 13th, 2020

A St. Luke’s affiliated physician practice received two calls from individuals this morning (Friday, March 13th), claiming to represent the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The callers asked to speak to two different physicians within the practice, saying they needed to “verify details pertaining to the physicians’ medical licenses.” When the person who received the


First Drug Shipment from Non-Profit Group Combating Shortages and Rising Prices

March 6th, 2020

St. Lukeʼs University Health Network received its first shipment of injectable drugs from Civica Rx, a nationwide consortium the Network joined last year to combat chronic shortages and rising prices of widely used generic medications. Civica Rx is a non-profit generic drug company that aims to circumvent traditional supply chains by producing in-demand drugs and selling them


Laundry for a Community in Need

February 24th, 2020

St. Luke’s University Health Network and Laundry on Linden are giving low- and no-income people laundry services – plus medical care and a sense of community. According to data collected in 2019 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), more than 500 people, including many children, are homelessness in Lehigh and Northampton counties. For


What do you know about United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley?

January 27th, 2020

In a few minutes, you can help United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to better serve our community. All you have to do is answer a few questions in this brief survey.  Once you share your feedback, leave your email address and you’ll be entered to win exciting prizes, including gift cards to local


First Patient at New Upper Bucks Campus

January 20th, 2020

John Oswald, 59, of Upper Hanover Township in Montgomery County, was the first patient to be treated at Bucks County’s newest hospital, St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus. On the morning of December 14, John was an inpatient at St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus and then transferred to the nearby Upper Bucks location, where he was warmly welcomed by