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Official “Topping Out” and Beam Signing to be held at the Construction Site of St. Luke’s Hospital - Monroe Campus

Official “Topping Out” and Beam Signing to be held at the Construction Site of St. Luke’s Hospital - Monroe Campus

St. Luke’s administrators, physicians, employees, benefactors, regional business leaders, elected officials and community partners come together Thursday, October 1 to sign the highest steel beam that will top construction of the first new hospital in Monroe County in 100 years! Completion of the hospital is slated for October, 2016. St. Luke’s is investing $80 million into the 180,000 square foot hospital that will be easily accessed from I-80, Route 33 and Route 611. 
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“Topping Out” ceremonies are part of a long construction industry tradition to celebrate the ultimate height during the building process where those involved sign the beam. The evergreen tree used in the ceremony symbolizes the well wishes of good health and safety to the workers and all who enter.

St. Luke’s spent an additional $250,000 for the privilege and honor of erecting only United States manufactured and fabricated structural steel.

In fact, 1052 tons of U.S. manufactured steel will be utilized for beams, 28 tons for joists and 175 tons for the deck. The steel was crafted in Arkansas, Indiana and Virginia and fabricated at Levan Associates, Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Other local companies which are part of this construction project include:
  • Mushlitz Excavating, Bath
  • Bazella Group of Allentown and Pocono Transcrete, Mount Bethel
  • All America Concrete Forms, Lehighton
  • 84 Lumber, East Stroudsburg
  • 209 Enterprises, East Stroudsburg
  • Adelphia Fire Protection, Brodheadsville
  • Silfies Construction, Catasauqua
  • West Side Hammer Electric, Bethlehem
  • Worth Mechanical Contractors, Pipersville
  • Mesko Glass, East Stroudsburg
  • Eureka Stone Quarry, Stroudsburg
  • Paul Giroux Inc., Wind Gap

Representatives from these companies will be on-site at the event.

Speakers at the event include Charles D. Saunders, MD, Chairman, Board of Trustees, St. Luke’s University Health Network; Peter J. Favini, MD, Vice Chairman of Network Emergency Services, St. Luke’s University Health Network; David Parker, Pennsylvania State Representative, 115th Legislative District; and Richard A. Anderson, President & CEO, St. Luke’s University Health Network.



Media Contact:

Denise E. Rader
Director, Network Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network
484-526-4104
Denise.Rader@sluhn.org


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