Free health and wellness screenings will be part of the fun of at the annual Harvest Fest, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 27, at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Upper Perkiomen Outpatient Center. The center is located at 2793 Geryville Pike in Pennsburg.
The fall-themed day’s activities also will include a rock-climbing wall, music, face painting, pumpkin decorating, crafts and giveaways. Children are encouraged to come dressed in costume for fun, safe trick-or-treating at festival booths. Harvest Fest will be held rain or shine.
“Harvest Fest is a great opportunity for us to connect with the Upper Perkiomen Valley and Upper Bucks communities,” said Dennis Pfleiger, president of St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus. “Our physicians, practitioners and specialists are available to answer questions, share updates, or simply to participate in the day. And with the new hospital construction well under way, we have a lot of great news to share.”
In Fall 2019, St. Luke’s will enhance access to care with a new acute-care hospital. The economic benefits to the area are substantial, including 200 construction jobs and 200 new employee positions. When construction wraps, the facility – built on 30-acres at Route 663 and Portzer Road – will include 80 private rooms, four operating rooms, and 16 emergency department bays. Learn more about St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus at www.sluhn.org/Quakertown and www.sluhn.org/healthiertomorrow.
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 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill 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 created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It 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.