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Health Care Hero Nomination Finalists from St Lukes

Healthcare Heroes 2014

2014 Health Care Hero Nomination Finalists from St. Luke's

A number of St. Luke's caregivers and programs have been nominated for the inaugural Lehigh Valley Business Healthcare Heroes program. The following St. Luke's professionals are among the final nominees in the listed categories.

Finalists will be recognized and the winner in each category will be announced during a Lehigh Valley Business awards breakfast on April 3, 2014.

Dr. Joel Rosenfeld

Education Hero - Individual

Joel Rosenfeld, MD, MEd, FACS, serves as the Chief Academic Officer for St. Luke's University Health Network's Graduate Medical Education programs. Dr. Rosenfeld is board certified in general and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine and Associate Dean, Temple University Clinical Campus, St. Luke's University Health Network.

Kenneth Szydlow

Innovation Hero

Ken Szydlow, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for St. Luke's University Network was a founding partner in the healthy lifestyle initiative Get Your Tail on the Trail program. Since Get Your Tail on the Trail launched in May 2013, St. Luke's and D&L have encouraged more than 2450 participants to take the "165 Mile Challenge," logging in excess of 255,000 miles (that’s enough miles to walk from earth to the moon).

Mary Toole

Nurse of the Year

Mary Toole-Bisco, RN, BSN, Patient Care Manager of the New Beginnings Family Birth Center at St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem oversees the excellent clinical care for both moms and babies in the newly-renovated birthing center. A dedicated employee, Mary has been with St. Luke's 42 years and in a management role for 30. She graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing's diploma program and completed her Health Arts and Bachelor's in Nursing at St. Francis University, Joliet, Illinois. In addition to her full-time position, Mary works as a community nurse for special events.

Dennis Dougherty

Judy Dougherty

Physical Therapy Rehab Center of the Year

Physical Therapy at St. Luke's

The success of our orthopaedic physical therapy residency program is gaining recognition through APTA accreditation. Additionally, the procurement of nine additional Biodex balance systems provide access to community members for fall risk screening, concussion management, and rehabilitation of lower extremity sports injuries, and improving one's balance and stability through conditioning, as well as outreach through community events and speaking engagements.

With a focus on neurology services, we have been able to expand outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy offered at the 8th Avenue, Bethlehem site. Many of our staff members hold advanced and board certifications in orthopaedics, pedorthics, sports, hand therapy, manual therapy and lymphedema.

Dr. Paula Bordelon

Physician of the Year

Paula Bordelon, DO, St. Luke's Family Medicine, earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and completed her internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital, her family practice residency program at St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem and a geriatric fellowship at Sacred Heart Hospital. She has served as the Director of the Geriatric Fellowship program at St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem since 2006.

Dr. Bonnie Coyle

Physician of the Year

Bonnie S. Coyle, MD, MS is the Director of Community Health for St. Luke's University Health Network and has served in that position for more than 15 years. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine with special interest in Maternal and Child Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Access to Care and Health Equity. St. Luke's community outreach programs exist in Schuylkill, Monroe, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties and serve more than 130,000 at risk patients each year.

Dr. Joseph Lennert

Physician of the Year

Joseph Lennert, MD, Northgate Urology,serves as the Section Chief of Urology for St. Luke's University Health Network. Dr. Lennert specializes in treating urologic cancers (kidney, bladder, prostate) with minimally-invasive, laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Dr. Lennert earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Geisinger Medical Center.

Dr. Vincent Lucente

Women's Health and Wellness Hero

Urogynecologist and reconstructive pelvic surgeon Vincent Lucente, MD, FACS, is currently the Chief of Gynecology and Section Chief of Urogynecology at St. Luke's University Health Network and Chief Medical Officer and partner for The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. The Institute, founded by Dr. Lucente, is a center of excellence for female pelvic floor disorders integrating effective medical training, innovative clinical research and service oriented patient care. He also holds a position as a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Temple University College of Medicine.