Anderson Campus Committed to Local Business Partners
Investing in the Community: St. Luke’s Hospital - Anderson Campus Committed to Local Business Partners
(Building a new hospital in the midst of a recession made St. Luke's Hospital more determined to buy and invest in local businesses)
Bethlehem Township / Easton, PA (3/27/12) - St. Luke’s Hospital - Anderson Campus opened its doors for the first time to the community on November 14, 2011. The 256,000 square foot, full-service medical facility offers the community access to the most modern health care. Site planning for the new facility began seven years ago, and at that time St. Luke's planned to design, build and operate a community-based facility where people can heal in comfortable surroundings close to home.
When choosing partners to equip the new facility St. Luke's made a commitment to invest in local businesses. Two such examples of St. Luke's commitment to "buying local" are partnerships with Knoll, Inc. and Olympus America, Inc.
Knoll furniture installed in the
Surgical Oncology Suite at
St. Luke's Anderson Campus
Headquartered in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, 15 minutes south of Allentown, Knoll is an internationally recognized leader in workplace furnishings. Knoll provided the furniture design and installation for several previous expansion projects at St. Luke's. The hospital system returned to Knoll to outfit its newest and most comprehensive expansion, the St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus, located in Easton, PA. St. Luke's believes in Knoll products for their style and comfort, but also because of Knoll's local heritage and responsibility to the environment. Knoll outfitted the new St. Luke's facility with furniture, textiles and accessories in waiting rooms and reception areas; clinical treatment spaces; laboratories; pharmacies and offices.
Hospital President Ed Nawrocki stated, "We are pleased to be working with Knoll. We believe that partnering with greater Lehigh Valley-based businesses is not only good for our hospital but also for our community. The furniture chosen through Knoll will enhance our facilities’ ambiance, providing warmth and comfort for our patients and their families as well as instilling a sense of calm in a healing environment."
Commenting on the St. Luke’s partnership, Lynn Utter, Knoll North America President and COO, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for our associates to provide furniture solutions to a leading healthcare provider. We look forward to St. Luke's continued success in the community.”
Olympus surgical suite equipment
Another example of St. Luke's commitment to contribute to local businesses is partnering with Olympus America, headquartered in Center Valley, PA. St. Luke's contracted with Olympus to install its four new operating rooms at the Anderson Campus. The state-of-the-art surgical suites are equipped with the latest medical devices in an innovative setting that enhances nurses’ and physicians’ efficiency and optimizes their ability to provide the highest quality care to their patients.
Luke Calcraft, President of Olympus Corporation of the Americas’ Medical Systems Group explained, “Olympus is committed to helping surgeons perform advanced procedures that elevate the standards of patient care and deliver better treatment, while enhancing quality of life. As a leading global healthcare company, our aim is to facilitate the progress of medical and surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, through technological solutions and innovative products. We are especially pleased and proud to realize this objective by positively impacting lives within our own community.”
According to Marc Granson, MD, Chief of Surgery for St. Luke's University Health Network, "Olympus technology enables our physicians to perform all types of surgical procedures across a wide range of disciplines including general surgery, interventional cardiac catheterizations and orthopedic procedures. Olympus surgical devices allow the most complicated surgical procedures to be performed with precision and less invasive techniques. This improves our patients' experiences, recovery and outcomes."
About St. Luke's University Health Network
St. Luke's University Health Network is a multi-hospital system affiliated with more than 1,200 doctors serving the greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Our doctors, facilities and technology are consistently recognized as among the best in the nation. In 2004, master site planning began to build the St. Luke's Hospital -- Anderson Campus, a state-of-the-art medical facility set against a serene, natural landscape sure to inspire hope and healing. Today, we offer patients and their families’ access to leading-edge medicine in the fields of emergency medicine, heart and vascular care, bone and joint, cancer services and primary care medicine.
Knoll is the recipient of the 2011 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure. Today, our commitment to modern design, our understanding of the workplace and our dedication to sustainable design has yielded a unique portfolio of products that respond and adapt to changing needs. Knoll is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canadian Green Building Council and can help companies achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED® workplace certification. Knoll is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.
About Olympus Medical Systems
Olympus is a leader in the advancement of less invasive patient care. Olympus develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve outcomes and enhance the quality of life for their patients. By enabling minimally invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, and early-stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare. For more information about Olympus America, visit www.olympusamerica.com/medical.
St. Luke's University Health Network
David E. Bright