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Pre-Hospital Services EMS Week Celebrations

EMS Week is celebrated May 19th - 25th, 2019

In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession, and EMS practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.

A lot has changed since then. EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum. On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including heart attack, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, drowning, cardiac arrest, stroke, drug overdose or acute illness. EMS may provide both basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en route to a hospital. EMS practitioners care for their patients' medical needs and show caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.

St. Luke's University Health Network is proud to celebrate the men and women in EMS that play such a vital role in healthcare and the community. If it were not for the professionalism, dedication and training of these fine men and women our patients would often not have such a positive outcome. It is for this very reason that St. Luke's University Health Network is pleased to announce our 2019 EMS Week Celebrations. Come spend the week with us as we recognize your hard work throughout the year.


2019 EMS Week Events

During EMS Week each St. Luke's Hospital will be celebrating EMS in various ways. 

Stop in for Munchie Mondays, Taco Tuesdays or Food Truck Thursday. 

Our Emergency Department's will honor our hometown heroes in their own heartfelt way. 

Attention night shift, Monday's and Friday's breakfast might be up your alley!

Registration is required for our larger events as seating is limited, register today!

Download a copy of our EMS Week schedule


Monday, May 20, 2019 

6 am - 11 am Breakfast Burritos at St. Luke's Quakertown Emergency Department, Quakertown, PA

St. Luke's Munchie Mondays in the EMS Lounges - Just Stop in!


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Taco Tuesday at St. Luke's Allentown Emergency Department, Allentown, PA - Just Stop in!

6 pm Dinner and Learn at Two Rivers Brewing, Easton, PA  

Register Here for Two Rivers (Required)


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

6 pm Dinner and Learn at St. Luke's Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Register Here for the Warren Dinner (Required)


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Food Truck Thursday at St. Luke's Monroe Emergency Department, Bartonsville, PA - Just Stop in!

6 pm Barbecue Dinner and Learn at St. Luke's Emergency and Transport Services Training Center, Tannersville, PA

Register Here for the Monroe Dinner (Required)


Friday, May 24, 2019

9 am - 11 am Breakfast at University Hospital with Dr. Cipolla, Chief Trauma   

Register Here for Breakfast with Trauma (Required)


Join us for the regions premier EMS Week event....

St. Luke's EMS Night at the Ball Park


7:05 pm The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs will face off against the Buffalo Bisons 

Post game fireworks to the Rolling Stones!

Register Here for the Iron Pigs Game (Required)