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St. Luke’s and Allentown School District provide Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate

St. Luke’s and Allentown School District provide Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate 

St. Luke’s Sports Medicine and the Allentown School District gathered and donated the makings for Thanksgiving dinner for 30 families this holiday season. Evelyn Payne, St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer at Dieruff High School, initiated the food drive to collect non-perishable goods and gift cards for turkeys. In the Allentown School District, where many families fall into the low income category, more than half of students rely on free and reduced-price lunches. Caption: St. Luke’s athletic trainers Evelyn Payne (left) and Kaitlyn Lawrence (right) organize the holiday meals.

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites in the greater Lehigh Valley. The network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital – the only one in its region. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital and 50 Top Cardiovascular Program designations, in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.