St. Luke’s Dr. Tricia Kelly a Featured Panelist at Lehigh Valley Yoga Fest

Dr. Kelly will be part of the festival’s first-ever panel discussion – about the intersection of yoga and medicine – featuring a handful of diverse experts.

“As a breast surgeon, I’m restoring women physically. But there are so many other components that need to be addressed and understood,” she said. “I strongly believe in an integrated therapy approach.”

Dr. Kelly espouses a holistic approach to care. An advocate of strengthening the mind-body connection to create space for healing, she became interested in yoga after experiencing a serious asthma attack that diminished her ability to do other activities. She found yoga was essential for her continued well-being.

Patients’ wellness relies on more than just medical care, Dr. Kelly said. Patients must take care of their emotional well-being too – and yoga can be the key to getting back on track.

“Patients deserve quality, compassionate care, and I strive to treat the whole person, not just the underlying cancer or disorder,” she said.

Dr. Kelly has facilitated yoga workshops for women throughout the country. She also launched Yoga for Hope, which benefits the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival is taking place July 14th at Moravian College’s Center for Health Sciences. The festival is a fundraiser for the Pratyush Sinha foundation, and all proceeds will help local communities in achieving health and harmony through yoga and mindfulness programs.

Pre-sale tickets will be available up to July 13th. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, visit: http://lehighvalleyyogafestival.com/.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 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.