Dr. John Hratko Joins St. Luke’s; Practice Becomes St. Luke’s OB/GYN–Nazareth

John Hratko, MD, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has been in practice for 32 years, has joined St. Luke’s University Health Network and his practice became St. Luke’s OB/GYN–Nazareth, located at 207 North Main Street.

“During my years of practice I have always favored St. Luke’s,” added Dr. Hratko. “At this time, I feel it’s in my patients’ best interest to join St. Luke’s so they can benefit from the vast number of services and programs the network has to offer.”

John Hratko, MD

John Hratko, MD

“We are very excited to officially welcome Dr. Hratko to the St. Luke’s family,” says Susan Cox, Regional Director for Women’s Health Services, St. Luke’s Physician Group. “Even though he had been an independent provider, he has had a long-standing relationship with us. Dr. Hratko is a great fit because he’s very compassionate and devoted to his patients.” 

“I have lived in Nazareth for 32 years, and I love the area and its families,” Dr. Hratko says. “I am involved in the community and church. As a provider with a faithful, friendly staff we will continue our same high quality of care and assist our patients with the transition.”

Dr. Hratko, whose areas of interest include preventive care and nutrition, and Brianna Smith, physician assistant, are both welcoming new patients to St. Luke’s OB/GYN – Nazareth.  To schedule an appointment, call St. Luke’s OB/GYN-Nazareth at 484-503-8255.

 

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 15,000 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.  In 2018, St. Luke’s was named a Top Hospital in the Teaching Hospital category by the Leapfrog Group.  It has repeatedly earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) – 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.