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Easton Campus Expands Services to Better Serve Community
March 10, 2021

St. Luke's University Health Network is continuing to invest in the Easton community by opening a state-of-the-art, surgical services suite and adding gastrointestinal testing and services. The improvements to the facility, innovative technology and expansion of services reinforce St. Luke's commitment to the greater Easton-area community, allowing patients to have access to these kinds of services and world-class health care close to home.

"The recent upgrades to our main lobby and exterior signage, as well as the new operating room suite and expansion of treatments and services, all represent the continued investment that St. Luke's has made in the community," says Linda Grass, president, St. Luke's Easton Campus. “This commitment to the highest level of care for Easton-area residents assures them that they will continue to receive quality, compassionate care in a community hospital setting with access to specialists throughout the St. Luke's Network."

Patients at St. Luke's Easton Campus already benefited from inpatient and emergency room care, radiology and lab services and now, patients can receive even more specialty services like general surgery, urology, gynecology, gastroenterology and orthopedic and vascular care.

St. Luke's also recently announced that well-known specialty care practices, St. Luke's Endoscopy Center – Twin Rivers (formerly Twin Rivers Endoscopy Center) and St. Luke's Gastroenterology – Twin Rivers (formerly Twin Rivers Gastroenterology), would be joining the Network. “We are pleased for our patients and our team to be a part of St. Luke's," says Shanker Mukherjee, MD. "We are very excited by the opportunities it brings to all of us. Most of all, we look forward to continuing to care for the community's needs as part of St. Luke's for many years to come."

Robert Bloch, MD, of St. Luke's General Surgery - Easton and chief of surgery at St. Luke's Easton Campus, emphasizes the importance of having access to a host of specialists, not just at the Easton Campus, but throughout the Network, treating patients under the trusted St. Luke's umbrella.

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"I've been practicing in the area a long time, so it's such a thrill to be able to go back home to the Easton Campus," says Dr. Bloch. “I'm pleased that we can offer patients easier access to exceptional surgical care without making them travel out of the area; we're able to build a lasting relationship with patients, earning their trust and putting their health and well-being first. The Easton Campus is once again a full-service, community hospital offering the great majority of what people need, close to home."

St. Luke's plans to continue to invest in the Easton Campus through expansion, bringing health care services closer to home and reinforcing its commitment to the Easton community. To learn more about the Easton Campus and expanded access to services, call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537).

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 more than 16,000 employees providing services at 12 hospitals sites and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue in excess of $2.5 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne 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 established the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 38 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 347 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Luke’s #1 in the Lehigh Valley and #6 in the state. Three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals are St. Luke’s hospitals. St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health eight times total and six years in a row. St. Luke’s 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.