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Congressional Delegation Visits SIM Center
August 17, 2021

U.S. Senator Bob Casey examines a 3D-printed mask with Megan Augustine, Network Director of the Simulation Center.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Susan Wild visited the Simulation (SIM) Center at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem to learn about St. Luke’s COVID response, community vaccination rates and some of the Network’s innovative and historic firsts to combat the pandemic.

Dr. Jeffrey Jahre, Senior Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs, and Rajika Reed, Vice President of Community Health, delivered presentations and answered questions along with Carol Kuplen, President-St. Luke’s University Hospital and Megan Augustine, Network Director of the Simulation Center.

In its response to COVID-19, St. Luke’s achieved superior clinical results through innovation – for example, establishing the state’s first monoclonal antibody therapy clinic, pioneering home-monitoring technology and using 3D printing to manufacture protective masks.

Throughout the winter and spring, St. Luke’s vaccinated 3,000 people a day, seven days a week at 10 locations. To date, the Network has administered more than 360,000 vaccines