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Nationally Recognized for Excellent Quality Care

St. Luke's University Health Network (SLUHN) is a nonprofit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized Network providing care, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.

Learn more about the Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Focus at St. Luke’s.

St. Luke's University Health Network is comprised of six hospitals:

The Network provides services at more than 150 sites, including:

Key Network indicators include:

  • 55,300+ annual admissions
  • 193,000 annual emergency room visits
  • 9,400+ employees (the region's second largest employer)
  • 1,342 physicians (representing more than 90 specialties; 92 percent board certified)
  • 1,652 volunteers

Recent Expansion

Increased utilization and demand for St. Luke's services in various geographic areas prompted extensive Network expansion, beginning with the purchase of 500 acres of prime real estate in Bethlehem Township, located near the intersection of Route 33 and Interstate 78. This site, known as St. Luke's Anderson Campus, represents the largest contiguous health care campus in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the U.S. Initial development includes the Fall 2011 opening of St. Luke's Anderson Hospital, an outpatient cancer center and a medical office building. Since opening, the Hospital has consistently and significantly exceeded projections for inpatient admissions and ER visits; prompting ER expansion doubling treatment areas and capacity (4/13); adding 36 inpatient beds (7/13) and enlarging OR capacity (12/13).

St. Luke's became a multi-state provider with the February 2012 addition of St. Luke's Warren Hospital (a 214-bed acute care hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ). Other recent significant additions include: St. Luke's Wind Gap Medical CenterSt. Luke's West End Medical Center and St. Luke's Pocono Outpatient Center.

Medical Expertise

St. Luke's University Hospital, the Network's flagship, is a non-profit, tertiary-care, teaching hospital with campuses in Bethlehem and Allentown in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The hospital offers 90 medical specialties.

Areas of exceptional medical expertise include:

  • Level 1 and Level IV Adult Trauma Center: Fully accredited Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation survey with no Recommendations for Improvement and “Best Performance Improvement Program;” 2.33 percent mortality, top decile performance (Source: National Trauma Data Bank); accredited Level IV Adult Trauma Center
  • Oncology: first and only cancer program in Pennsylvania to receive American College of Surgeons' highest quality recognition for three consecutive years; only Pennsylvania program to receive award in 2010; region's only fellowship-trained surgical oncologists; advanced programs for melanoma (internationally recognized melanoma investigator), lung, breast, prostate, gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancers and tumors of the brain and spine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery: 100 percent consistent performance for AMI Door-to- Procedure of 90 minutes or less, top decile performance; first in region to earn distinction to perform TAVR procedures independently (2013) 
  • Neuroscience: accredited Stroke Center; additional Centers of Excellence include: Balance Center, Headache Center, Memory Disorders Center, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Sleep Disorders Center
  • Orthopaedics: advanced expertise in total joint replacement and reconstruction, computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery, primary and reconstructive surgery of the spine, sports injuries, diseases and conditions of the hand and elbow, traumatic injuries 
  • Perinatal: Leader in state and national programs to improve prenatal care; early elective delivery rate of 1.5 percent (FY '13) is significantly below state (26.2 percent) and national (11.2 percent) rates, top decile performance
  • Women's/Children's Health: high-risk pregnancyobstetrical servicetwo neonatal intensive care units; pediatric specialty care provided by St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery: St. Luke's first in PA to perform robotic surgery (2002); most experienced robotic surgery team in PA
  • Radiology: designated international General Electric Healthcare Show Site for imaging technology; designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by American College of Radiology
  • Bariatric Surgery: designated Center of Excellence by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Review Corporation
  • Home Care: St. Luke's VNA recently named among top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies of the 2012 Home Care Elite,™ a compilation of top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.

Learn more about St. Luke's specialties.

Recent Milestones

St. Luke's Nationally Recognized Year-After-Year

  • Thomson-Reuters*
    -100 Top Hospitals; 100 Top Teaching Hospitals (1997, 2001)
    -Top Cardiovascular Hospitals (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2014)
    -100 Top ICU Hospitals (2000)
  • U.S. News & World Report – America's Best Hospitals
    -Best Heart Hospitals (1999 to 2005)
    -Best Digestive Disease Hospitals (2007, 2008)
    -Best Ear, Nose & Throat Hospitals (2008)
  • U.S. News & World Report – Top Performance
    -Geriatrics, GI, Nephrology, Neuro, Pulmonary, Urology (2011)
    -Cardiac, Diabetes, Geriatrics, GI, Nephrology, Neuro, Ortho, Pulmonary, Urology (2012) Diabetes, Geriatrics, GI, Neuro, Ortho, Pulmonary (2013)
  • Top 50 Hospitals in U.S. (2009, 2010, 2011 – HealthGrades)
  • Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award
    (2004, 2007, 2010 – American College of Surgeons); only PA hospital to receive highest recognition for three consecutive, three-year survey cycles, top decile performance
  • Highest Quality Rating for Open Heart Surgery (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 – American College of Thoracic Surgeons),
    only 6 percent of U.S. hospitals achieve this distinction, top decile performance
  • Bariatric Center of Excellence (2009 – American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
  • Most Wired Award (2013 – American Hospital Association)
  • Premier Quality Award for CABG (2006); Hip/Knee Replacement (2006, 2007, 2008); High Value Healthcare
    (St. Luke's Allentown, Bethlehem, Quakertown – 2011; St. Luke's Miners, Quakertown – 2013)
  • National Medal of Honor for Organ Donation (2005 to 2012 – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
  • Top Integrated Healthcare Networks (2004, 2005, 2007 – IHN)
  • American Heart Associaation: Stroke Silver Plus Quality Award (2012), Gold Plus Award (2013), National Stroke Honor Roll (2013)

*Formerly Solucient, currently Truven

Pennsylvania Awards Include:

  • Best Place to Work in PA (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • HAP Achievement Awards
    -2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 – four awards
    -2011, 2012 – two awards
    2013 – two awards

Additional Quality Achievements Include:

  • Cardiac: 100 percent consistent performance for AMI Door-to- Procedure of 90 minutes or less, top decile performance; first in region to earn distinction to perform TAVR procedures independently (2013)
  • Trauma: Fully accredited Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation survey with no Recommendations for Improvement and “Best Performance Improvement Program;” 2.33 percent mortality, top decile performance (Source: National Trauma Data Bank); accredited Level IV Adult Trauma Center
  • Perinatal: Leader in state and national programs to improve prenatal care; early elective delivery rate of 1.5 percent (FY '13) is significantly below state (26.2 percent) and national (11.2 percent) rates, top decile performance
  • Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery: St. Luke's first in PA to perform robotic surgery (2002); most experienced robotic surgery team in PA
  • Home Care: St. Luke's VNA recently named among top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies of the 2012 Home Care Elite,™ a compilation of top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.

For more information about any services, feel free to contact InfoLink by phone at 866-STLUKES or by e-mail at InfoLink@slhn.org.

Reader's Choice 2013

St. Luke's voted the region's top provider of Nursing, Urgent Care and Cancer Services by the readers of The Morning Call in its "Reader's Choice" readers' poll. Learn more.