EPIC Update

April 28th, 2014

All, As I previously communicated, the Network has spent the last 18 months researching and selecting a replacement for our current IT system and we ultimately selected Epic. Since this selection, a great deal of planning has commenced.  We’ve determined our timeline and sequencing for when the hospitals will go “live” on the new system

St. Luke’s Brain & Spine Tumor Center Provides Completely Coordinated Care

April 17th, 2014

Case study: “JB” is a 52 year old woman whose medical history includes smoking for five years during her twenties. She presented with a cough. Investigation showed a left lung mass with adrenal metastases. A biopsy of the adrenal gland showed metastatic lung cancer. An MRI of her brain showed a small metastatic focus in

Welcome to PNN!

March 31st, 2014

What better day to launch St. Luke’s NEW Provider Network News (PNN) website than March 31, National Doctors’ Day! At PNN, you’ll enjoy a wealth of relevant ongoing content. Be proactive. Use PNN. Participate. It’s interactive, so leave a reply on articles. Post comments. Ask questions and share your experience. PNN’s purpose is to help

St. Luke’s University Health Network Bolsters Trauma Care Credentials with Miners Campus Certification

March 31st, 2014

With Level IV trauma certification of its Miners Campus, St. Luke’s University Health Network is enhancing the services available in its trauma care network — while speeding patients to advanced care. Rugged, mountainous country surrounds Coaldale, the township in Schuylkill County where St. Luke’s Miners is located. In fact, the hospital was born of isolation — in

New IORT Technology at St. Luke’s University Health Network Eliminates Weeks of Radiation Treatments for Some Breast Cancer Patients

March 30th, 2014

In traditional breast cancer lumpectomies, a small incision is made in the breast, the malignant tumor is removed, the incision is closed, and the patient goes home — with six weeks of radiation therapy ahead of her. But with new technology acquired by St. Luke’s University Health Network, one more step in the operating room spares

Integrated Network Cancer Program Status Achieved

March 30th, 2014

St. Luke’s is one of only two healthcare networks in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction. St. Luke’s University Health Network has earned national Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation as an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (CoC), one of only two health care networks in the

Truven Award

March 28th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network has once again been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Truven Health Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital Study