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New St. Luke’s Medical Center in Lehighton
June 13, 2017

Public Invited to Open House on Saturday, June 24

St. Luke’s University Health Network is opening a state-of-the-art medical center in Lehighton to better serve the residents of Carbon County. The new St. Luke’s Health Center-Lehighton is a 21,000-square-foot facility located at 575 South 9th Street in Lehighton.

Residents will be able to receive the latest treatments and technologies for a number of medical specialties in this new location. The St. Luke’s Health Center will be home to Lehighton Medical Associates, St. Luke’s Spine and Pain Associates, Ob-Gyn Care Associates, St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care and St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates.  The facility also will house Care Now, which provides walk-in urgent care, a laboratory and X-ray services.

Care Now will open to patients first on Monday, June 19.

The community is invited to an open house and to tour the facility from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 24. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. The open house will include free health screenings, refreshments, music, giveaways and activities for kids. Marlyn Kissner, vice president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, will speak.

More than 30 people will be employed at the new facility including as doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, radiology technicians, phlebotomists, medical assistants and physical therapists.

“We are opening the center in response to the growing demand for our services,” Bill Moyer, President of St. Luke’s Miners Campus, said. “Over the years, many doctors and patients in Carbon County have requested we increase access to our many great services.  We devised the concept of the facility to meet that demand,” he said.

“Opening this state-of-the-art medical facility in the borough of Lehighton also supports St. Luke’s mission to make our excellent services more accessible throughout the region,” Moyer said.

Where: 575 South 9th Street in Lehighton

When: Open house and tour from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 24. A ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

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 22 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.