Sacred Heart Obstetrics Services “Delivered” Through New Collaboration with St. Luke’s
Sacred Heart HealthCare System has announced that as of October 10, 2017, Sacred Heart Hospital, located at 421 Chew Street, Allentown, PA will no longer offer labor and delivery services. However, obstetrics services will be “delivered” through a new collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Through this collaboration, there is only one change: moms can deliver their babies at St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus, which is less than two miles away from Sacred Heart Hospital, located at 1736 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA. Sacred Heart will continue to provide our patients with prenatal visits during pregnancy, maternal fetal medicine visits and check-up visits after delivery at Sacred Heart OB/GYN Services, Sigal Center for Family Medicine, 450 Chew Street, Allentown, PA. In addition, Sacred Heart OB/GYN Services will continue to offer gynecology services to the women of our community.
Pregnant patients will be admitted for delivery at Sacred Heart, 421 Chew Street, Allentown, PA, through 12 am (midnight) on October 9, 2017. Beginning at 12:01 am on October 10, 2017 (overnight Monday into Tuesday), patients will be admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus.Sacred Heart Hospital’s team of providers, nurses, and staff have maintained a longstanding commitment to providing obstetrics and gynecology care to our community. For over 100 years, it has been our privilege to provide these services.
Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.