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St. Luke’s to Open New Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Bethlehem Campus

October 18th, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network is opening a new, 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem in early 2020. This new unit is part of a significant expansion dedicated to improving pediatric health care within the region and providing advanced care to critically ill children close to home. In addition to

St. Luke’s Receives Chest Pain Accreditation

September 23rd, 2019

St. Luke’s Allentown and Bethlehem Campuses have been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for their demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. The ACC awarded these St. Luke’s facilities Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of their staffs’ ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat

14th Annual Run/Walk with the Heroes

September 18th, 2019

The 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk With the Heroes will be held again this September 2019. This event recognizes the trauma survivors and their loved ones and friends. This unique event celebrates their accomplishments and the trauma team members that contributed to their recovery. The event is attended by a wide range of healthcare professionals including; physicians,

Female Gynecologic Oncologist Joins St. Luke’s Cancer Center

August 23rd, 2019

St. Luke’s Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Ashley Graul, MD, MSCE, to its team of experts. Dr. Graul will join St. Luke’s Cancer Care Associates to treat women with cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancers with fellow gynecologic oncologists, Nick Taylor, MD, Rick Boulay, MD and Israel Zighelboim, MD. Dr. Graul is a compassionate, dedicated and empathetic physician who’s

St. Valentine at Work at St. Luke’s

August 21st, 2019

Married couple who met at St. Luke’s medical school returns to Network as physicians. When Dr. Cori Shollenberger applied to medical school, she wanted a small program that was close to her family in Berks County. That’s what also led Dr. Akaash Kumar, who grew up in the Lehigh Valley, to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple

Migraine Relief through Novel Surgery by St. Luke’s Plastic Surgeon

August 2nd, 2019

It took just several small incisions by SLUHN plastic surgeon Juan Carlos Martinez, MD, to relieve pressure on the nerves under Amber Walck’s scalp, and suddenly her two-year agony with migraines was history. Just after the Wescosville woman turned 30 last year, her debilitating headaches began without warning.  About 39 million Americans suffer from migraines

Cancerous Tumors Flake off after Injection of Exotic Rose Bengal

July 31st, 2019

Cancer researchers at St. Luke’s University Health Network were impressed by the results: After injecting a patient’s cancerous tumors with an experimental medicine derived from a fuchsia-colored liquid from his native India, called Rose Bengal, the tumors simply shriveled up and flaked off. In the Bengali region of India, Rose Bengal has long been used as

Breastfeeding Moms Invited to Join ‘Big Latch On’ Event at St. Luke’s

July 29th, 2019

Attention: Breastfeeding Moms. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, you are cordially invited to participate in our “Big Latch On” event Friday, Aug. 2, at the St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, at 1425 8th Avenue, Suite 1 in Bethlehem. At 10:30 am, women and their babies will participate in a synchronized breastfeeding event. “Thousands