Visiting Nurse Association

About Us

Visiting Nurse Association

St. Luke’s Visiting Nurse Association has been a part of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities since 1919. We are a non-profit agency that provides a full range of services including home health and hospice services; and mother/baby care to the residents of the communities we serve.

Our Mission

St. Luke’s Visiting Nurse Association, as part of the St. Luke's University Health Network, provides compassionate, excellent quality, cost effective home health care, hospice services and home-based parent/child programs. Our dedicated Home Health staff encourages and teaches patients to become independent and in control of their health and their lives. Our team of Hospice professionals are dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their family.

St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership and St. Luke’s Parent Advocate in the Home programs support and foster positive parenting in our community making the Lehigh Valley a better place for families and children.

“Care was Excellent! Would recommend St. Luke’s VNA to anyone who needed such services. It was a positive experience!” — Carol F.

St. Luke’s Home Health

St. Luke’s Home Health has been caring for patients in their homes since 1919. It was founded as the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Bethlehem by the Baby Welfare Association, which provided mothers of newborn babies with pasteurized milk and childcare advice. The two agencies shared a car and offices at Second and Polk Streets.

St. Luke’s Hospice

St. Luke’s Hospice began providing services in 1986 with four patients and a small team of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to provide comfort care to the terminally ill in the community. Hospice is not a place, but rather a philosophy of care, providing extraordinary physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement care to patients, their caregivers and their loved ones in the place they call home.

The St Luke’s Hospice House celebrates ten years of providing specialized inpatient care for those hospice patients in need of short-term acute care with the goal of returning the patient back to their home and loved ones.

St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

St. Luke’s Home Health continues to care for new mothers and their babies. In 2001, the St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) was founded to improve pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development, and enhance the economic self-sufficiency of the family. Each first-time mother is partnered with a registered nurse (RN) early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits throughout her pregnancy and after birth through her child's second birthday.

Parent Advocate In The Home (PATH)

The PATH program helps parents learn the skills needed to create safe and loving homes for their babies and toddlers – free from the risk of mistreatment. PATH nurses educate and mentor parents in their own homes and support them with the daily tasks of caring for their children.