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St. Luke’s to Hold Community Diabetes Day on March 24
March 23, 2018

Join St. Luke’s Diabetes Center for a morning full of free diabetes-related activities and education on Saturday, March 24 at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem campus.

The morning will include cooking and exercise demonstrations, blood glucose meter checks, screenings and the opportunity to meet vendors from a variety of companies and community organizations. Community Diabetes Day will be held in the Laros Auditorium and Medical Center Atrium, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem. There is no charge.

The following presentations will be held in the auditorium:

  • St. Luke’s Medical Fitness Center – Active participation: Physical activity for anyone and everyone at 10 a.m.
  • Optometrist Roopal G. Rammohan, OD – Listen and learn: Diabetic eye care at 10:45 a.m.
  • Certified diabetic educator Kathy Decker, RD, CDE, with Sodexo Chef Madalyn – Discussion and demonstration: Whole grains for breakfast and snacks at 11:30 a.m.

In addition, participants will receive swag bags of goodies, door prize raffles and free  refreshments.

Registration is preferred. To register, call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES or register

on line at https://go.activecalendar.com/sluhn/event/community-diabetes-day.

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 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.