St. Luke’s Miners Opens Rural Health Center in Ringtown

Ringtown, Pa - St. Luke’s University Health Network has made access to primary care more convenient for residents of the Ringtown Valley, Shenandoah and Mahanoy City areas  with the opening of the new St. Luke’s Miners Health Center in Ringtown, Schuylkill County. The clinic recently opened in the medical office building at 411 S. Shenandoah Road.

Sarah Magula, CRNP, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, provides preventive, well and sick care, education, follow-up and continuity of care of patients of all ages. She works under the medical direction of Greg Dobash, MD. Patients also are able to get immunizations and lab work at the Health Center.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm with special appointment times possible. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 570-645-1951.

St. Luke’s Health Center - Ringtown is the third St. Luke’s rural health clinic. The others are located in Nesquehoning and Tamaqua. All three accept all private insurances, medical assistance, Medicare and patients who are self-pay.

St. Luke’s Miners Rural Health Clinics received the 2018 Outstanding Rural Health Organization Award from the National Rural Health Association. The award, which recognizes St. Luke’s commitment to expanding and improving access to health care in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties, was presented in May at the NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference and Rural Hospital Innovation Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana.

St. Luke’s Rural Health Clinics provide over 12,000 patient visits annually, delivering high-quality primary care and community outreach programs to underserved populations in the two-county region.  Among the innovative programs implemented by the Rural Health Clinics has been the Flinders Chronic Condition Management Program, an interventional initiative that has focused on improving the health of patients with diabetes and decreasing emergency department utilization among patients who had previously demonstrated unusually high rates of emergency department usage.

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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 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.