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St. Luke’s Uses 3D Printer to Make Human Body Parts

September 5th, 2018

Fabricating a broken arm, or simulating a wound on a diabetic foot is all in a day’s work for Megan Augustine, M.Ed., St. Luke’s Director of the Network’s Simulation Center.  Augustine and her team are responsible for creating “task trainers” – essentially replicated body parts – that allow St. Luke’s students, residents and staff to practice skills


STAT Gram Stain Orders

August 22nd, 2018

Culture orders with a STAT priority will be processed as routine. If a STAT gram stain is indicated, follow the instructions below. STAT Gram stains with a turnaround time of one hour will be performed and reported by the campus laboratory for CSF or any normally sterile specimen site, e.g. wound, joint fluid, body fluid aspirate,


New St. Luke’s Miners Rural Residency Program a First in Pennsylvania

August 20th, 2018

Only RTT Program in Pennsylvania St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) recently launched its new Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Luke’s Miners Campus that will have a significant positive impact on health care in this and other rural areas, by providing post-graduate training for physicians wanting to practice family care in a rural setting. Out of the 93 rurally


St. Luke’s Cancer Center Wins Multiple National Honors

August 15th, 2018

August 8, 2018 – St. Luke’s Cancer Center has received five awards from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. “We are proud of these awards because they recognize our commitment to quality health care,” said Nicholas Taylor, MD, Chairman of Oncology at St. Luke’s. “It is


Nation’s Oldest Nursing School at St. Luke’s Graduates 150th Class

August 10th, 2018

August 9, 2018- St. Luke’s School of Nursing is held its 150th commencement on Thursday, August 9th at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Allentown, PA. “The nursing program here at St. Luke’s is unique,” said Nursing School Director Sandra Mesics, RN. “Our curriculum is diverse and comprehensive, and our students benefit from the tremendous amount of resources we have


Show YourSt. Luke’s Pride! Vote for St. Luke’s in the Morning Call’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

August 10th, 2018

Calling all St. Luke’s friends and family! It’s time for the 15th annual Morning Call “Readers’ Choice” poll, an opportunity for our community to vote for the “best of the best” providers in the Lehigh Valley. St. Luke’s has previously been recognized as the region’s top provider of health care services in a variety of areas including Best


St. Luke’s to Provide Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Services for Schuylkill League Championships

August 8th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named the Presenting Sponsor and the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Schuylkill League Championships. “We will be providing the sports medicine and athletic training services for Schuylkill League championships in 12 different sports, including both boys and girls divisions where applicable,” said John Hauth, Senior Network Administrator, Sports


St. Luke’s Launches New Comprehensive Spine Program

August 2nd, 2018

Groundbreaking approach to back and neck pain offers better care, lower costs. BETHLEHEM, Pa. (August 1, 2018) — St. Luke’s University Health Network announced the launch of Comprehensive Spine, an innovative back and neck pain treatment program designed to avoid costly ER visits, X-rays and potentially addictive opioid prescriptions as well as unnecessary surgeries. Comprehensive Spine –