Bethlehem, PA (1/17/2017) – Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman
will present “The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having” at the seventh annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement
, co-sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network.
The lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Central Moravian Church
, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem.
Tickets are $10 and currently are available at www.slhn.org/littnerlectureseries
or by calling 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537).
Goodman is the founder of The Conversation Project,
a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The goal of the project is to make conversations about end-of-life care easier, and to make sure that individuals’ wishes are expressed and respected. Guests at the lecture will gather the tools needed to start the conversation.
The Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement was created to raise consciousness for the big issues of life: living meaningfully and well, and sparking necessary conversations with loved ones about issues that are truly matters of life and death. The annual lecture features prominent guests who discuss the importance of mind and body in healing and care, and ways you can cultivate hope, take action and be more responsible for your medical decisions.
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 2016, 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.