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St. Luke’s Launches ‘Stop the Bleed’ Program after State Trooper Saves Own Life with Tourniquet

March 5th, 2018

Inspired by Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Seth Kelly’s life-saving example, St. Luke’s University Health Network will provide its inaugural Stop the Bleed training on Tuesday, March 6th for the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department. Part of a nationwide campaign launched by the White House, Stop the Bleed trains people how to help during a severe-bleeding incident before medical and emergency professionals


St. Luke’s University Health Network and Geisinger Sign Air Medical Collaboration Agreement

September 29th, 2017

Danville, PA — Officials at St. Luke’s University Health Network and Geisinger today announced the signing of an air medical collaboration agreement for Geisinger’s Life Flight program to provide air medical services for St. Luke’s beginning on July 1, 2018. “St. Luke’s is excited to be collaborating with Geisinger to provide excellent air transport and medical coverage for patients in


St. Luke’s Miners Emergency Department Expansion

September 25th, 2017

Adding More Rooms, Plus Mental Health Holding Area COALDALE, PA – An ongoing expansion of the St. Luke’s Miners Campus Emergency Department will allow more patients to receive care and decrease patient wait times. “Through these changes, we’re able to accommodate more patients and offer them a better experience,” explains Marshall Bowen, Emergency Department Manager. “We will


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


St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Service Receives American Heart Association Award

August 28th, 2017

St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Service (SLETS) received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures in the treatment of patients who experience the most dangerous form of heart attacks. Rodney Wolfe, Monroe County Operations Supervisor for SLETS, accepted the award during a presentation at the Pocono Township Municipal


Pocono Township Chooses St. Luke’s for EMS Coverage

October 17th, 2016

Bartonsville, PA (10/6/2016) – The Pocono Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Oct. 3 that selected St. Luke’s University Health Network as its primary ambulance responder. St. Luke’s will provide services to the township from its newly renovated location in Tannersville. The St. Luke’s Emergency and Transportation Services (ETS) ambulance station will


Dr. John Wilson Named Medical Director of Emergency Medicine

August 17th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (8/17/2016) – St. Luke’s is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. John Wilson as Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Anderson Campus. Dr. Wilson began his tenure at St. Luke’s seven years ago as a resident and has called the Network home ever since. “What’s important to me as a physician is


Heads and Sleds

January 15th, 2016

Helmets Protect Sledders, Too With the coldest months of the year upon us, it’s only a matter of time until the first snowfall of the season hits. Sledding, a seasonal favorite for children of all ages seeking thrills, is probably high on kids’ to-do lists as the first flakes hit the ground. Though it’s one


St. Luke’s Emergency Transport Service Recognized as Experts for Pediatric Pre-Hospital Care

January 4th, 2016

Bethlehem, PA (12-22-2015) — St. Luke’s Emergency Transport Service was recently recognized for its expertise in transporting pediatric patients through a multi-agency program that recognizes EMS agencies that are willing to go above and beyond current pediatric transport requirements within Pennsylvania. “Participating in this volunteer program and being recognized at this level should reassure parents that