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Nawrocki Named President

Edward Nawrocki Named President of St. Luke's Riverside Hospital

Edward Nawrocki,
president, St. Luke's
Riverside Hospital –
Richard A. Anderson

Bethlehem, PA (2-14-11) - We are pleased to announce the appointment of Edward “Ed” Nawrocki as the first President of our new St. Luke's Riverside Hospital. Since coming to St. Luke's in 1999, Ed has consistently demonstrated insightful, results-producing leadership in various Network management positions. Ed understands and consistently fosters and nurtures St. Luke's culture, an essential attribute as we staff and manage the first new, non-replacement acute-care hospital in Pennsylvania in nearly 40 years.

Ed has successfully served as President of St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital for nearly seven years. He has performed in an outstanding fashion by strategically positioning the hospital for the future including construction of St. Luke's Bone & Joint Institute in Quakertown, the Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center, as well as the purchase of 30 acres for a future replacement acute-care hospital.

Under Ed's leadership, St. Luke's Quakertown has consistently attained a positive financial performance, consistently strengthened ties with the medical staff, consistently engaged community leadership, consistently fostered the hospital's reputation throughout Upper Bucks County, and consistently achieved strong employee satisfaction.

St. Luke's Quakertown is the fourth fastest growing hospital in Pennsylvania and fastest growing in a seven-county region that includes Philadelphia and surrounding counties that encompass the Lehigh Valley. Reflecting on his experience in Quakertown, Ed has stressed he is proud to work with the hospital's caring and dedicated employees and physicians, telling us, “They are great people who have treated me extremely well and it has been my privilege to work with them.”

Ed's experience throughout his tenure at St. Luke's will serve him well as he assumes responsibility for our new St. Luke's Riverside Hospital. It has been nearly 40 years since a new acute-care hospital was opened in Pennsylvania. There is no guidebook, no blueprint on how to successfully accomplish this challenging task. We are fortunate to have someone of Ed's exceptional skills to lead us on this exciting historic journey. St. Luke's Riverside Hospital is expected to open in December 2011.

Serving as the first President of St. Luke's Riverside Hospital is a great opportunity for Ed and his team to help create an environment that blends compassionate, personal patient care and service with the best technology and physicians in a comfortable, patient-friendly new hospital. Ed will lead Riverside's staff and physicians in focusing on making it easy for patients and visitors to access our facility and services. St. Luke's Riverside Hospital will provide the region, especially Northampton and Monroe counties, with an exceptional health care experience. We are confident Ed is fully prepared to lead this journey which will require unwavering leadership and a heartfelt commitment to excellence.

Ed will continue to serve as President of St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital as he assumes his new responsibilities at St. Luke's Riverside. Recruitment for a replacement will begin immediately and this position will report to Ed.

Ed came to St. Luke's in 1999 from the University of Pennsylvania Health System where he served as Director of Network Development. Prior to assuming the role of President at St. Luke's Quakertown, Ed served as Vice President of Operations in Bethlehem. During his career with St. Luke's, he has overseen numerous Bethlehem and Network departments including: Radiology, Laboratory, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, St. Luke's Emergency & Transport Services, Women's and Children's Services, Cancer Service Line, Diagnostic Cardiology, Respiratory, St. Luke's North, Clinics, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Dialysis and Occumed. He recently served as interim President of St. Luke's Miners.

Ed earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's of Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.


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