Bethlehem

Emergency Room at St. Luke's Bethlehem Campus

Emergency Room at St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus

St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

You never know where you’ll be when an emergency happens. It’s something most people don’t even want to think about.

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Making home improvements. Bethlehem Story
Harry was too anxious to paint the garage; he couldn’t wait for our son to come over and help. He started on his own, but then, in an instant, things changed. He fell and couldn’t move. Fortunately for us, St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus was nearby and when the ambulance arrived, I knew exactly where I wanted the paramedics to take him. We’re all thankful for the experts in St. Luke’s Emergency Room!

But know this, there’s a St. Luke’s Emergency Room always nearby... always ready for you – close to home or wherever you are when you need us most.

Here’s what choosing St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus means to you:

  • Level 1 Trauma Center - A highly-trained team, cutting-edge technology and staff who care about you, right here where you live.
  • Trust Us with Your Heart - We consistently reach the highest achievement level for care of heart attack patients.
  • Top-performing Certified Stroke Center - Stroke care is provided by a 24-hour emergency response team dedicated to specialized stroke care.
  • Older Adult Care - Recognizing the unique health care needs of our older adult patients, our emergency room provides specialized care and comfort to our patients.
  • A Strong Team for You - Our ER physicians and nurses work directly with other specialists and surgeons to diagnose and treat you soon after your ER arrival.

By choosing any one of our six St. Luke’s Emergency Rooms, you can rest-assured that you will always receive the highest level of care for yourself and your loved ones. As a network, we are able to easily share information and expertise between our hospitals and our physician practices to provide you with the best emergency care possible.

Don’t wait – let others know St. Luke’s is your choice...when it matters most!


Highest Level of Care Close to Home

The Emergency Room (ER) of the St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem, which sees about 70,000 patients per year, provides 24-hour care with 140 staff members and 19 attending physicians and 36 emergency medicine residents. The ED offers a Quick Care program designed to treat patients with minor injuries in 60 minutes or less.

Please see the St. Luke's Regional Trauma Center at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem for more information.

Learn about the St. Luke's Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

St. Luke’s Emergency Room Statistics

  • St. Luke’s Emergency Room (ER) is staffed by 19 board-certified emergency medicine physicians; St. Luke's Emergency Room (ER) offers a three-year allopathic residency program in emergency medicine. Typically associated with university-affiliated urban medical centers, St. Luke's joins no more than 10 other such programs across the state.
  • John Patterson, MD, Chief, Emergency Medicine, also serves as director of the City of Bethlehem Emergency Medical Services and in 1994 was named EMS Physician of the Year by the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council and the Pennsylvania State Department of Health.
  • St. Luke’s Emergency Room (ER) continues to publish peer review articles and abstracts in medical literature at a very high rate.
  • St. Luke’s Emergency Room (ER) treats an average of 70,000 patients per year.
  • St. Luke’s Emergency Room (ER) continues to grow at a rate of approximately 10 percent each year.
  • Construction for St. Luke’s new Emergency Room (ER) was completed in 2000. The new facility expanded from 21 treatment spaces to 28 treatment rooms including a state-of-the-art 3-bed Trauma bay. Seven rooms of the St. Luke's Emergency Room (ER) are devoted to Quick Care patients -- those with non-urgent medical problems. Our newly completed ER expansion in 2008 now provides 36 treatment spaces.