St. Luke’s University Health Network broke ground in May 2018 on the newest hospital in Bucks County. After surveying patients and consulting business leaders, the Network has arrived at decision on a name for the new campus: St. Luke's Upper Bucks.
St. Luke's Upper Bucks Campus is a 3-story, 131, 000 square-foot facility currently under construction on the corner of Route 663 and Portzer Road.
“The name of the new hospital was important to all involved,” said Dennis Pfleiger, President of the St. Luke’s Quakertown and Upper Bucks campuses. “St. Luke’s Quakertown has been a vital part of our community for almost 25 years, and we are passionate about growing the healthcare options in the region and positively affecting even more lives.”
St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus, due to open in the fall, will be a patient and family-friendly, modern hospital, offering comprehensive care and advanced technology to area residents. Services at St. Luke's Upper Bucks will feature:
- 16 bed emergency room
- 40 bed medical/surgical unit
- Intensive Care unit
- 4 operating rooms
- Interventional Radiology
The nearby St. Luke's Quakertown Campus will remain open while undergoing renovations allowing for a greater emphasis on outpatient services in the future.
About St. Luke’sFounded 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 over 320 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 Lehigh Valley’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 Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. In 2019, three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals. St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health seven times total and five years in a row. St. Luke’s 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.