St. Luke's Health Network

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St. Luke's University Health Network
Geography
Location Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Organization
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Temple University
Services
Emergency department Adult Level I
Pediatric Level II
Beds 734
History
Founded 1872
Links
Website http://www.mystlukesonline.org/
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

St. Luke's University Health Network is the second largest health care provider in the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania). Its main hospital, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is named St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem.[1] It was founded in 1872. The five other hospitals of the network are located in Allentown, PA, Quakertown, PA, Coaldale, PA, Palmer, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ providing a total 1058 beds. St. Luke's Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, NJ is the network's first New Jersey location. There are numerous outpatient sites, clinics, and physician practices spread throughout nine counties in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. The Network lives by these values: Pride, Caring, Respect, Accountability, Flexibility, and Teamwork[2]

Facts and figures[3][edit]

  • 44,000 annual admissions
  • 1,224 physicians
  • 7,000 employees
  • 1200 Volunteers
  • Level I Trauma Center

St. Luke's entered the Gay Marriage Controversy in 2013 when New Jersey legalized same-sex marriage. This meant St. Luke's was required to offer same sex-benefits to its New Jersey facility employees. GLBT supporters asked St. Luke's to join Lehigh Valley Health Network and other large Lehigh Valley employees in providing same-sex health benefits to its Pennsylvania employees.[4]

Major centers[edit]

  • St. Luke's Regional Level 1 Trauma Center
  • St. Luke's Cancer Center
  • St. Luke's Regional Heart Center
  • St. Luke's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • St. Luke's Center for Neuroscience
  • St. Luke's Women's & Children's Services
  • St. Luke's Regional Breast Center, designated a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" by the American College of Radiology.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome to St. Luke's Hospital
  2. ^ http://www.mystlukesonline.org/about/index.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.mystlukesonline.org/about/index.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/Letters-supporting-benefits-for-gay-couples-flood-St-Luke-s/-/132502/22574818/-/uxbc3i/-/index.html
  5. ^ http://www.mystlukesonline.org/about/news/breast-ctr-excel.aspx

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