Training at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Allentown Campus
St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus is a state of the art facility. This includes a newly renovated Emergency Department, an ICU, eight operating room suites with a minimally invasive flare, a hybrid OR and room for ongoing expansion of the labor and delivery floor.
The Women’s Health Center
The residents see patients at the Star Wellness Women’s Health Center, an FQHC look-alike which is affiliated with St Luke’s. The clinic is located close to the hospital and provides full scale obstetric and gynecologic services. They are supported by nurse practitioners as well as a social worker and a financial counselor. Our urogynecology and minimally-invasive specialty clinics are run from this location. The clinic provides group conferencing space and private areas for mentors to review cases with the residents.
Labor and Delivery
The facility at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Allentown Campus occupies an entire wing of the hospital and consists of seven LDRPs, two post-C- section rooms which convert to LDRPs in times of high census, two antenatal testing beds, and an operating room for C-sections on the unit. A seven-bed Level II NICU is part of the Ob/Gyn floor. Central fetal and maternal monitoring includes displays in resident and attending call rooms on the Ob/Gyn floor. Staffing includes one-to- one nursing for labor patients, 24-hour anesthesia/epidural coverage, and 24-hour neonatal resuscitation from attending neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners. Sixteen private post-partum rooms include flat-screen TVs and a comfortable, home-like setting with room for a guest to spend the night. An expansion of this unit is currently in the planning phase.
Operating suites and support areas include a state-of-the-art laparoscopic suite, teleconferencing teaching potential, and a hybrid OR. Constructed specifically with gynecologic procedures in mind, the operating rooms benefited from entirely new laparoscopic and urogyencologic/pelvic reconstruction surgical equipment. The general operating rooms occupy space immediately adjacent to Labor and Delivery and can be used as a back-up for additional obstetric surgery in addition to the Labor and Delivery obstetric operating room itself.
Adequate on-call space is provided for the Residents and the 24-hour in-house call attending physicians. On call rooms are conveniently located on the labor and delivery floor.
Learning Resource Center and Library
An up-to- date resource center and library is provided to residents on a 24-hour basis. Online resources are always available from on campus or from home via secure connection.
Allentown Laparoscopic Simulation Lab
The Allentown campus features a laparoscopic simulation lab with three state-of-the-art towers to help residents hone their laparoscopic surgical skills outside the OR. Surgical skills labs are conducted here during the protected education time. This lab is also accessibly 24/7 for our residents and is conveniently located on the third floor close to the operating rooms and L&D. Residents also have access to a station that replicates the experience of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) exam.
Training at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Anderson Campus
Labor and Delivery Unit
The Richard A. Anderson Campus is home to the Women and Babies Pavilion which opened in January of 2020. The labor and delivery unit features 9 labor and delivery rooms, 5 triage rooms, two operating rooms and a three-bed PACU. The perinatologists can use this unit for advanced invasive perinatal procedures when the need arises. Resident call rooms are conveniently located in a private hallway just outside the resident work room. Our antepartum and postpartum unit is located on the floor above and features large private rooms designed with patient comfort in mind.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our level III NICU is located on the same floor as labor and delivery. It is staffed by neonatologists and neonatal advanced providers who are in house 24 hours a day.
The Anderson Campus features five operating rooms, including a robotic room, located in the main hospital building adjacent to the Women and Babies Pavilion. Both our generalists and sub specialists operate at this campus. The Specialty Pavilion is just across the street and features the Ambulatory Surgery Center with additional ORs for gynecologic surgery.
Graduate Medical Education Space
Located on the ground floor of the Women and Babies Pavilion is a large space dedicated entirely to graduate medical education. It features an auditorium, conference rooms and additional study space. When residents need nourishment or to relax, The Commons provides fresh food and comfortable seating. This space is available to residents 24 hours a day.
Training St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem Campus
Women’s Health Center
The Star Wellness Women’s Health Center is located on the Bethlehem campus. Providing services to our community with more than 8,000 visits yearly, the Women’s Health Center is a resident-run, attending-supervised office dedicated to the training of physicians. A fellowship trained subspecialist supervises all of the subspecialty clinics. This includes high risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology and infertility as well as a specialty clinic for transgender patients. Training in ultrasound and colposcopy is provided using three ultrasounds and two colposcopes located in the clinic. Seven exam rooms and the procedure room allow for adequate patient volume as the residents develop interviewing and diagnostic skills. The clinic employs a full support staff as well as one full-time dedicated nurse practitioner who is responsible for keeping our patient volumes up without overloading our residents. She works in consultation with the residents in a model common to many obstetric and gynecologic practices. A social worker and a financial counselor are available in the clinic at all times.
Labor and Delivery Unit
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology boast state-of- the-art technology and facilities. It features four triage beds, 15 single-patient rooms and 9 centrally monitored labor-delivery- recovery rooms, all with private baths. Two operative rooms are available for Caesarean section and other obstetric surgery. Computerized patient charts and sophisticated monitoring systems enhance patient care and data collection for research projects.
The Perinatal Center
Our six perinatologists see a large volume of high-risk patients in conjunction with certified genetic counselors The center offers genetic and antepartum counseling, surveillance and testing.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our board-certified neonatologists are in-house 24 hours per day, and administer a full-service, 28-bassinet Level III NICU.
The department offices are located next to the Women’s Health Clinic and include an office for the chief residents. Computers with online access are also available in this area. Conference rooms for didactic sessions are located nearby.
Bethlehem Simulation Center
The Bethlehem Campus offers a clinical simulation center which is utilized by the residency program for a number of educational opportunities. Part of the residents' education includes simulations in neonatal resuscitation, vaginal breech delivery, shoulder dystocia and operative vaginal delivery. There are also standardized patient rooms equipped with cameras and microphones to allow residents to practice their skills in dealing with difficult patient encounters complete with feedback from the standardized patients as well as the program faculty. We also have a robotic simulator to allow residents to learn important skills in robotics that can later be applied in the operating room during their gynecology and gynecologic oncology rotations.