St. Luke’s Wins The Most Morning Call Readers Choice Awards

October 3rd, 2018

Once again, St. Luke’s University Health Network is the people’s choice for providing the region’s best health care. St. Luke’s has won five 2018 Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards, more than any other health network in the region. “We take great pride that our patients and residents of the Lehigh Valley have once again recognized us as


St. Luke’s Warren Accredited as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

October 3rd, 2018

St. Luke’s Warren Campus has been awarded prestigious accreditation as an advanced primary stroke center by the Joint Commission. This designation recognizes the strong commitment by St. Luke’s Warren to meeting high performance standards of stroke care. “Ultimately, stroke is a team sport,” explains Daniel Ackerman, M.D., Director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology at St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN). “It’s not just


Parents Raise Funds for Art Cart That Comforted Daughter with Cancer

October 1st, 2018

The Saucon Valley High School Girls Tennis Team has made a donation toward the Art Cart at St. Luke’s University Hospital’s Bethlehem campus in memory of Erica Curtis, who died at age 40 in May after a two-year battle with cancer. Erica’s parents, Neil and Lyndell Curtis of Bethlehem, are raising money to name the Art


St. Luke’s Athletic Training Residency First in PA and NJ to Earn Top Accreditation

October 1st, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to announce that its Athletic Training Residency Program has become the eighth program in the country to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Education (CAATE). St. Luke’s Athletic Training Residency Program is the first and only CAATE accredited residency program in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. St. Luke’s is


Effective September 17, 2018 – Quantiferon TB Testing Update

October 1st, 2018

Quantiferon Gold Plus (QFT-Plus), LAB20607, replaces the TB-Quantiferon Gold, LAB1196. The patient report name will match the order name, Quantiferon Gold Plus. The test will now be done at St. Luke’s Specialty Laboratory, Serology Department. This is not a STAT test. The new QFT-Plus assay for indirect detection of TB received FDA clearance in July,


New Physicians Enhance Award – Winning St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Team

September 28th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has added three new physicians to its expert team of OB/GYN practitioners. “St. Luke’s is expanding its expert team of OB/GYN practitioners so the Network can meet increased demand for its personalized Mom-baby care,” said Susan Cox, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Regional Director, Women’s Health Services at St. Luke’s University Health Network. “More and more


St. Luke’s Miners Opens Rural Health Center in Ringtown

September 28th, 2018

St. Luke’s University Health Network has made access to primary care more convenient for residents of the Ringtown Valley, Shenandoah and Mahanoy City areas  with the opening of the new St. Luke’s Miners Health Center in Ringtown, Schuylkill County. The clinic recently opened in the medical office building at 411 S. Shenandoah Road


New Lighting at Allentown Middle School Thanks to St. Luke’s Board Member

September 14th, 2018

Suddenly, Francis D. Raub Middle School in Allentown is a much brighter place, literally. Luke Cunningham, a St. Luke’s Allentown Campus board member who serves on the board’s Community Initiative Committee, and West Side Hammer Electric have upgraded nearly every light fixture at Raub Middle School. Because the new lighting is energy efficient, it is helping