St. Luke’s Miners Campus Opens Brand-New, All-Private Unit
Coaldale, PA (4/18/16) – Spacious rooms, bright natural light, comfortable furniture and calming images of nature adorn the newest unit at St. Luke’s Hospital - Miners Campus. The brand-new, 28-bed, all-private Universal Care Suite opened today and will provide future patients with access to the best care and newest technology – all in a peaceful, private and home-like setting.

“We are thrilled to open the region’s only all-private unit and be able to offer our community members the very best quality of care in the very best environment for healing,” said Bill Moyer, President of St. Luke’s Miners Campus. “Research has shown that private rooms contribute to a greater sense of well-being and improved patient outcomes – meaning patients heal better, sooner.”




St. Luke’s Miners Campus brand-new, all-private rooms are spacious,
offering views of the local landscape.

In addition to obvious benefits like privacy and space, individual rooms allow a patient’s family and loved ones to be more directly involved in the health care process.

“Similar to a newborn staying with a new mom, we know that patients who have their family members or caregivers with them throughout a hospital stay do better than those who do not. Often, these individuals play a critical role in the care plan and education process, as they oversee the follow-up care once a patient leaves the hospital,” stated Kim Sargent, Vice President of Patient Care Services for St. Luke’s Miners Campus.

Another component of the Universal Care Suite model is the ability for patients to stay in their rooms for appropriate procedures and treatments, like blood work, diagnostic tests and services such as dialysis. “Not having to transfer patients for these types of services allows for a more seamless, less intrusive hospital stay,” said Sargent.




Technological upgrades for the new unit include electronic message boards, which display real-time data that is helpful to patients and families, such as photos of their patient care team, medication information and important reminders. A new, state-of-the-art call bell system will also provide the health care team with a more efficient way to respond to patient’s needs.

Representing a $7.2 million investment into the community, partial funding for the renovations were made possible through a RACP (Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program) grant from the state of Pennsylvania. Legislators at the state and local level advocated for the grant, which helps fund community projects that create jobs and provide a service or benefit for local residents.




The brand-new, all-private Universal Care Suite at St. Luke’s Miners Campus features state-of-the-art equipment in a calm, spacious setting.

“This project is a great example of public and private organizations working together to improve services in our region,” according to Moyer. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of our legislative leaders and community members, many of whom were directly involved its success.”

“With the opening of these new rooms, we are ensuring that our families, loved ones and ourselves, continue to have access to excellent, modern health care for years to come.”

Electronic message boards display
helpful information for patients, such as
care team names and key reminders.


St. Luke’s Hospital – Miners Campus is a member of nationally-recognized St. Luke’s University Health Network. Serving its community for more than 100 years, Miners Campus is an accredited Level IV Trauma Center and delivers high-quality, cost-effective inpatient and outpatient care to more than 25,000 people annually and is proud to serve the communities of Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties.

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About St. Luke’s Miners Campus

St. Luke’s Hospital – Miners Campus is a member of nationally-recognized St. Luke’s University Health Network. Serving its community for more than 100 years, Miners Campus is an accredited Level IV Trauma Center and delivers high-quality, cost-effective inpatient and outpatient care to more than 25,000 people annually and is proud to serve the communities of Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties.


About St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.


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