John Oswald, 59, of Upper Hanover Township in Montgomery County, was the first patient to be treated at Bucks County’s newest hospital, St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus. On the morning of December 14, John was an inpatient at St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus and then transferred to the nearby Upper Bucks location, where he was warmly welcomed by the St. Luke’s Upper Bucks staff as the very first patient.
St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus is located at 3000 St. Luke’s Drive, on the corner of Route 663 and Portzer Road in Milford Township. The new building is only a 5-minute drive from downtown Quakertown to the east and 3 miles to the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the west. It is easily accessible by major road systems in the area, including Route 309, Route 313 and Interstate 476.
“As soon as I entered the new hospital, I was aware that this was a special place,” says John. “Everything was modern and new and I really enjoyed the fact that I had a private room.” In the new hospital for almost two days, John says that being there almost felt like being at home, thanks to the private room, comfortable bed, large television and sofa.
Alex Page, DO, of St. Luke's Pennsburg Family Practice, is John’s family physician who continues to oversee John’s care. “Some of our patients like John have lived in Bucks County and the surrounding area their whole lives, so they are invested in their community just as St. Luke’s is invested in the health of their community,” says Dr. Page. “My patients feel very fortunate to have convenient access to a modern facility providing quality health care so close to home.”
John has been a St. Luke’s patient for over ten years, and he says that the compassionate care he experienced at the new location was no different from what he’s experienced in the past. “The St. Luke’s doctors, nurses and staff have always been kind, caring and patient, so I had no doubt that the same level of care would continue at St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus. As always, they did not disappoint.”
The St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus is a 131,000 square-foot, 80-bed hospital with a state-of-the-art emergency department and the region’s only fully-accredited Level 4 Trauma Center. The facility offers ample parking, spacious private rooms, critical care, surgical services, four operating rooms, an interventional radiology lab, diagnostic radiology and additional lab services. Patients will also have easy access to specialists, expert physicians, advanced technology, nationally recognized health care and top-notch customer service.