St. Luke’s University Health Network is pleased to announce that Pamela Abrams, MD, has been named its new Medical Director for Pediatric Specialty Services.
“Dr. Abrams has helped to pave the way for further growth in the pediatric specialty division with the subsequent additions of many other pediatric specialty programs. Given her clinical experience and experience growing pediatric specialty services, we are confident she will be able to help us continue expanding, while ensuring high-quality care for all of the patients we serve,” says Jessika Haynos, St. Luke’s Pediatrics Service Line Administrator.
“I am honored to help lead the St. Luke’s Pediatric Specialty Division,” Dr. Abrams says. “It has been amazing for me to witness the tremendous growth in pediatric services since I joined St. Luke’s over a decade ago, and I am so proud of the high level of care we deliver to children in our community. I know how important our work is, both as a pediatric endocrinologist but also as a parent. My colleagues are phenomenal pediatric specialists who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to us, and I look forward to helping with the growth of even more programs and services over my next decade here!”
Over the past decade, St. Luke’s Pediatrics has significantly expanded services to meet the growing demand for pediatric care within the region. Notably, in June 2023, the Network announced St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, based at the Bethlehem Campus in Fountain Hill. The facility features The Isaacman Family St. Luke’s Children’s ER, an Inpatient Pediatric Unit, a Pediatric ICU, Child Life Services, a Surgical Neonatal ICU and more.
St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital provides top-notch, family-centered care for children. Its board-certified pediatric hospitalists, pediatric intensivists and specialized pediatric nurses are available 24/7 to ensure each child receives the best care.
In addition, St. Luke’s Pediatric Specialty Division offers over 40 pediatric specialty services conveniently located close to patient’s home and family including:
“St. Luke’s has been taking care of children in the community for over 150 years. However, over the last decade, as our health system continued to grow and as the number of babies being born at St. Luke’s every year increases, we realized we need to also grow our pediatric services to better meet the needs of the patients in our community,” Haynos says.
In turn, the community is invested in St. Luke’s growth in pediatric services. For example, in October, St. Luke’s announced the opening of the new Isaacman Family Children’s Emergency Room at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. The ER was made possible by a generous contribution from Jared and Monica Isaacman. Jared Isaacman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shift4 (NYSE: FOUR), the Allentown-based leader in integrated payment processing solutions.
The new Isaacman Family Children’s ER features a special waiting area with a soothing environment to allow children to feel as comfortable as possible. Children receive care apart and separate from services provided to adult patients.
“We have taken a very strategic and planned approach to prioritizing new services based on need and demand. Our goal is to make pediatric care easily accessible to all members of the community so that families do not need to leave the region to receive health care for their child,” Haynos explains. “The expansion of pediatric services at St. Luke’s and the announcement of St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital has definitely made a positive impact on the community. Parents and families can now stay close to home, in their own community, for routine and complex pediatric care.”