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Community Open House for the new St. Luke's Baby & Me Support Center
September 05, 2017

WHO: St. Luke’s University Health Network

WHAT: Community Open House for the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center

WHEN: Saturday, September 9th from 10am - 1 pm, brief remarks and ribbon cutting at 10:30 am

WHERE: 1425 Eighth Avenue in Bethlehem

St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center is a place where moms and the entire family can get a little extra guidance, reassurance or just someone to talk to. After feedback from patients seeking resources not only during pregnancy and delivery, but after coming home from the hospital, the Baby & Me Support Center was created to address that gap of care that exists between pregnancy and post-delivery. The Center will provide moms with access to resources commonly needed before, during and after pregnancy, like pediatric services, pre and post-natal classes, support groups, lactation consultations, postpartum wellness services and a play area.

“We look forward to continuing to lead the way to better health in the region through excellent care of moms and their babies,” says Jared King, Service Line Administrator, Women’s and Children’s Services. “The St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center and the entire St. Luke’s Baby and Me philosophy, represents a continuance of what St. Luke’s has always been known for – providing the highest level of maternal and newborn care through a compassionate and personalized approach.”

The Support Center will host a community Open House where attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facility and speak with representatives from lactation and behavioral health services, pediatricians, baby and me yoga instructors and much more! There will be giveaways, raffles, refreshments, demos and activities for the whole family.

The Baby & Me Support Center is one of the many ways that St. Luke’s gives moms the personalized attention they deserve while they get to know and care for their babies. St. Luke’s believes that when moms feel educated, prepared and supported, they are able to give their babies a healthy start in life.

Images and interviews available upon request.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. 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 the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program 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 in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.