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One Weekend, Two Big Events at Site of New St. Luke's Quakertown Campus
September 27, 2018

Friends of St. Luke’s Quakertown present two special events on the site of the new campus construction in Milford Township: The fourth annual Evening with the Artist will benefit St. Luke’s Quakertown Behavioral Health Unit, and Dining Under the Stars will support the new hospital building capital campaign.

On Friday, September 28 at 6 PM, award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Craig Thatcher will entertain with classic rock and blues standards as well as original tunes.  Tickets include an appetizer buffet; a cash bar will be available.  Beginning at 5 PM on Saturday, September 29, Dining Under the Stars will feature an al fresco meal served family style at farmhouse-style tables.  Leaf Cigar Bar executive chef, Heather Williams, Brick Tavern Inn chef, Jim Druckenmiller, chef/owner of Savory Grille, Shawn Doyle, Spinnerstown Hotel Restaurant & Taproom head chef, Nate Weida, and Dolce Patisserie chef/owner, Alan Pitotti, will each prepare a unique course featuring food sourced from local farms. The dinner will also include a wine pairing featuring wines from Maple Springs Vineyards.

Like the Evening with the Artist the night before, Dining Under the Stars will be held under a tent on the future site of St. Luke’s new 80-bed hospital on a 30-acre parcel at Route 663 and Portzer Road. Proceeds from the dining event will benefit Building for a Healthier Tomorrow – A Campaign for St. Luke’s in Quakertown.  For more information on the campaign, visit:  https://www.slhn.org/development/what-you-can-support/building-for-our-future/building-for-a-healthier-tomorrow-a-campaign-for-stlukes-in-quakertown.  The new $100 million campus will be the largest project ever in the history of the area. Groundbreaking took place this past spring and the opening is scheduled for the fall of 2019.

“We look forward to a weekend of exciting happenings on the site of our new campus,” said Dennis Pfleiger, President of St. Luke’s Quakertown.  “Craig Thatcher’s been a strong partner for our community and St. Luke’s Behavioral Health initiatives.  He always put on an excellent show.  On Saturday, Dining Under the Stars will be a unique foodie experience bringing together so much chef talent for one special evening.  Both events are not to be missed.”

Friends of St. Luke’s Quakertown is a group of community-minded citizens who strive to promote and advance the interests of St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus by advocating for the health and well-being of our community, and by incorporating innovative methods to achieve financial assistance through volunteerism and philanthropy.

Presenting Sponsor is St. Luke’s Quakertown Medical Staff.  Evening with the Artist tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online or at the door; Dining Under the Stars tickets are $250 each and must be purchased in advance (limited seating is available).  To purchase event tickets or to sponsor, visit https://5639.thankyou4caring.org/healthiertomorrowweekend18.



About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 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.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec sapien est, feugiat in nisl suscipit, suscipit euismod nisi. Duis maximus felis vel maximus lobortis. Aenean tempor interdum enim, in eleifend erat faucibus et. Praesent luctus pulvinar risus, vel tristique risus ultrices consectetur. Maecenas et dui eu felis fermentum vestibulum eget nec mi. Maecenas odio velit, porta quis imperdiet sed, cursus in neque. Mauris venenatis nisi nec lacus finibus suscipit. Pellentesque elementum, magna at ullamcorper imperdiet, libero quam pretium mi, ut ultricies ligula nunc ut est. Sed sed sagittis ipsum, non vulputate felis. Aliquam sem ex, ultricies non molestie at, sodales at ipsum. Aenean vestibulum, nisl ac convallis dignissim, dui tellus eleifend dui, non pellentesque nibh lacus sed velit. Suspendisse vestibulum ornare libero eu maximus. Proin vel feugiat metus. Duis quam nibh, malesuada ut justo a, consequat mattis tellus.