St. Luke’s To Unveil Newly Renovated Level One Trauma Center
  • WHAT: Local EMS providers and hospital officials will hold a ribbon cutting and tour to unveil St. Luke’s newly renovated Adult Level One Trauma Center
  • WHERE: St. Luke’s Trauma Center, St. Luke’s University Hospital, 801 Ostrum Street, Fountain Hill (parking available in lot across the street)
  • WHEN: Friday, May 25 at 12 noon   

BACKGROUND: 

This $550,000 trauma bay renovation was completed in an impressive 10 day time span and is part of a larger $1.1 million Emergency Department improvement project that will create a waiting area, a three-bed behavioral health pod, an additional patient room, a new EMS room and a new vestibule entryway.  The contractor was Boyle Construction of Allentown. The renovated Trauma Center will re-open in time for the holiday weekend.  St. Luke’s Adult Level One Trauma Center marks its 20th anniversary this year.

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

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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.