Northampton’s neighborhood pharmacy, Newhard Pharmacy, is partnering with St. Luke’s University Health Network in a first-of-its-kind collaboration to offer St. Luke’s walk-in laboratory services such as blood work and cholesterol checks.
St. Luke’s partnership with Newhard Pharmacy, launched Saturday, is the first time the Network has offered its laboratory services through a local, independent pharmacy.
Newhard Pharmacy was established in the 1890s. It has been a fixture on Main Street since its opening, changing facilities as the business grew and ownership changed. The current store at 1001 Main Street was built in 1975, at the former site of the Northampton & Bath Railroad Station, allowing the pharmacy to grow to become a one-stop shop for the surrounding community. John J. Pavis became the sole owner of Newhard Pharmacy in 2015 – exactly 46 years to the day that his father and his partner purchased Newhard Pharmacy.
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Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.