Media invited to Specialty Pavilion opening at Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township
St. Luke’s University Health Network will celebrate the opening of its new Specialty Pavilion at the Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 24.
What: Ribbon cutting / grand opening of Specialty Pavilion, followed by tours and interviews.
When: 2 p.m., Thursday, August 24
Where: Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township
Who: News media and public invited. Special guests to include state and local government officials. Featured speakers: St. Luke’s CEO and President Richard A. Anderson; Anderson Campus President Ed Nawrocki; and Dr. Zach Goldsmith, Medical Director of Ambulatory Surgical Care Department.
The new, $26-million Specialty Pavilion expands the breadth of offerings at the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus to include ambulatory surgery, urology, OB/GYN, gastroenterology and laboratory services. The three-floor, 75,000-square-foot building is located at 2200 St. Luke’s Boulevard in Bethlehem Township, and will house 200 employees when all areas are open.
“The opening of the Specialty Pavilion shows that St. Luke’s is committed to making the Anderson Campus a model, 21st-century hospital,” said Dr. Zach Goldsmith, Medical Director of Ambulatory Surgical Care Department. “The outpatient surgical facilities here were designed with the patient first and foremost in mind. Combining a convenient setting with the latest advances in medicine gives patients easy access to the highest quality health care in the Lehigh Valley.”
The facility was designed with CONVENIENCE in mind. It is located just off Route 33, and it is surrounded by ample, nearby parking.
On the third floor, the Ambulatory Surgery Center houses operating and procedure rooms. The established practices that have relocated to or opened new offices in the Specialty Pavilion’s second floor are St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare, St. Luke’s Center for Urology and St. Luke's Gastroenterology Specialists. St. Luke’s Laboratory Services and a café are located on the first floor.
The Specialty Pavilion also includes 25,000 square feet of shell space to accommodate future expansion.
In addition to the new services offered in the Specialty Pavilion, St. Luke’s Anderson Campus features advanced services in the Hospital, Cancer Center and Medical Office Building. Patients benefit from inpatient care, emergency room services, surgical services, radiology services and more.
This latest expansion strengthens St. Luke’s position as the region’s leader in providing easy access to healthcare services. St. Luke’s has a long history in the community and takes very seriously its commitment to providing the people who live here with the very best healthcare.
At the time of its opening in 2011, the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus was the first new, full-service, acute-care hospital built in Pennsylvania in 40 years. Located on 520 acres, the $175 million, 256,000 square foot project included a 108-bed hospital, state-of-the-art cancer center, and medical office building dedicated to bone and joint, heart and vascular, and primary care medicine. The project had a huge economic impact on the Lehigh Valley, injecting tens of millions of dollars into the local economy annually and creating 350 construction jobs, 550 permanent jobs and more than 500 indirect positions.
Overwhelming demand was the primary driver for earlier expansion. In 2013, the hospital expanded its Emergency Department by doubling the number of treatment rooms and tripling the staff. Seventeen new private rooms were added to the space. That same year, the St. Luke's Anderson Campus opened a newly-outfitted medical/surgical floor. The fourth floor addition provides specialized care for oncology patients.
Throughout its development, St. Luke’s Anderson Campus continues to offer the community valued access to the most modern health care. Patients laud the Anderson Campus’s easy accessibility near Route 33, Interstate 78 and Route 22, and ample parking; comfortable healing environment in a beautiful, natural setting to promote wellness in the community; and state-of-the-art technology and top-level expertise of its medical team to provide the highest quality care. For more information about the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus, see http://anderson.slhn.org/.
Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, firstname.lastname@example.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.