New St. Luke’s Jim Thorpe Primary Care Now Welcoming Patients

June 12th, 2020

The new St. Luke’s Jim Thorpe Primary Care is now open and accepting new patients. Charles Wolfe, CRNP is the provider at the practice, located at 1122 North Street in Jim Thorpe. According to Wolfe, the focus of his practice is to give all patients the best possible care by getting to know the them,


St. Luke’s University Health Network to Acquire Easton Hospital

June 3rd, 2020

EASTON, Pa. – St. Luke’s University Health Network will acquire Easton Hospital on July 1, including affiliated physician practices and two physician residency programs with 36 physician residents. This acquisition will preserve the 125-year-old hospital for future generations, ensuring future jobs and bringing St. Luke’s world class health care to the citizens of the greater


St. Luke’s Part of National Coalition Expanding Domestic PPE Production

May 29th, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, and 15 leading health systems acquired a minority stake in Prestige Ameritech, the largest domestic manufacturer of face masks, including N95 respirators and surgical masks. Under the agreement, Premier members including St. Luke’s University Health Network based in Bethlehem, Pa., commit to purchase


Local 3D Community Prints Stethoscopes and PPE for St. Luke’s

May 20th, 2020

Parkland High School student Varun Pandian owns four 3D printers he often uses for school science fair projects. But since March, the 15-year-old Breinigsville lad has been supplying St. Luke’s University Health Network with scads of flexible “ear” tubing and “bells” (the piece that detects heart and lung sounds) for stethoscopes that he’s printed at


St. Luke’s Campuses Earn Highest Rating in Vascular Quality Program

May 15th, 2020

The Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI) has awarded St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses three stars for their active participation in the Registry Participation Program. The St. Luke’s campuses are the only facilities to receive the highest star rating from SVS VQI in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes


St. Luke’s Restarts Elective Surgery and Related Procedures

May 8th, 2020

St. Luke’s University Health Network will begin elective surgeries and resume certain other related procedures at its Pennsylvania hospitals and facilities on Monday, May 11. “Our hospitals are safe, and we are ready for you,” said William R. Burfeind, MD, Chairman of Surgery. The “stay at home” measures put in place to stop the spread


St. Luke’s Nurse Honored at White House

May 8th, 2020

Allen Zelno of the Parish Nursing program at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus participated Wednesday in a Nursing Day ceremony at the White House. Zelno, who was nominated by the Catholic Medical Association to attend the ceremony led by President Trump, was one of eight nurses selected. “I am overwhelmed with this show of support for healthcare


St. Luke’s Conducts More Than 100,000 Virtual Visits During COVID Crisis

May 6th, 2020

In March as COVID-19 began to spread throughout the Lehigh Valley, St. Luke‘s University Health Network took extraordinary steps to keep as many patient appointments as possible by establishing itself as the regional leader in digital health. More than 1,200 providers, including physical therapists, were trained to perform virtual visits. By last week, they had conducted