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An Important Message from President & CEO Richard A. Anderson

December 29th, 2017

Dear Fellow Employee, We start 2018 with great news: We have received final approval from the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Attorney General, which means our merger with Blue Mountain Health System, announced in September, will be completed on December 31. Blue Mountain Health System is becoming a member of St. Luke’s University Health Network!


Drexel University Honors St. Luke’s Pioneering Work in Population Health

November 13th, 2017

A national leader in population health analytics, St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the top 50 analytics innovators in the United States by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. The university recognized these organizations at the 2017 “Analytics 50” awards ceremony in Philadelphia. This year’s winners represent diverse industries and some of the biggest names


St. Luke’s Holds Thirteenth Annual ‘Night Of Heroes’

September 20th, 2017

Patients Honored, First Responders and Trauma Team Recognized Two patient heroes were honored at the thirteenth annual St. Luke’s Night of Heroes celebration, along with the more than 100 caregiver heroes who helped make their recoveries possible. The event was held Saturday evening at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Dr. Jeremy Hewens, 66, of Milford, NJ, was


Sacred Heart HealthCare System and St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce Merger

September 19th, 2017

ALLENTOWN, PA – Sacred Heart HealthCare System, a health network that includes Sacred Heart Hospital in downtown Allentown, Pa., primary care centers at ten sites throughout the Lehigh Valley and senior housing services, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in


Blue Mountain Health System and St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce Merger

September 13th, 2017

LEHIGHTON, Pa. – Blue Mountain Health System, a health network consisting of two community-based hospitals in Lehighton and Palmerton, Carbon County, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, today announced plans for Blue Mountain Health System


Vote for St. Luke’s in 2017 Readers’ Choice Poll

August 2nd, 2017

Calling all St. Luke’s friends and family! It’s time for the 14th annual Morning Call “Readers’ Choice” poll, an opportunity for our community to vote for the “best of the best” providers of wellness and personal style services, dining, restaurant and entertainment options and more. St. Luke’s has previously been recognized as the region’s top provider of


St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association

July 19th, 2017

‘Most Wired’ Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named among the “Most Wired” health care institutions in the nation by the American Hospital Association. The recognition comes on the heels of HIMSS Analytics’ honoring St. Luke’s University Health Network with its Stage 7 designation, the


Changes to Criteria to Reflex Urine Culture  

May 3rd, 2017

To promote antibiotic stewardship and in concert with Infectious Disease Medical Staff Specialists, the criteria for “positive” Urinalysis to reflex to Urine Culture will be changed on May 9 2017. Existing criteria are: Reflex culture if Macroscopic (Dip) Urine Exam is positive for Blood, WBC, or nitrites. The changes are as follows: Routine Urinalysis


St. Luke’s Encourages Individuals to Talk about End-of-Life Care

April 21st, 2017

Information Available at Several Locations April 16-22 Bethlehem, PA (4/13/17) – St. Luke’s University Health Network encourages individuals to make decisions about end-of-life care and to share their wishes with their loved ones and physicians. During National Healthcare Decisions Day the week of April 16-22. “Our goal is to get people talking about their wishes related