Northwestern Press

Saturday, March 28, 2020

COVID-19: St. Luke’s requests PPE items

Saturday, March 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the United States, health-care systems are preparing for potential nationwide shortages of critical supplies.

While St. Luke’s University Health Network now has an adequate stock of necessary items, officials want to be prepared for shortages that might occur in the future.

St Luke’s is accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies from employees, patients, friends, family members and community partners.

COVID-19: Elective surgery limits at LVHN, St. Luke’s

Saturday, March 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and St. Luke’s University Health Network have issued a joint statement about surgical services.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the surgeon general, Jerome Adams MD, and the American College of Surgeons have recommended that hospitals limit elective surgical procedures.

The measures are intended to allow hospitals to be prepared for the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases, as well as to limit patient and caregiver exposure.

COVID-19: LVHN adds test locations

Saturday, March 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) added two more LVHN Assess and Test locations, effective March 19, and expanded hours.

New Test and Assess locations

- LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test - 17th Street, 1730 W. Chew St., Allentown. 18104

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

- LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test – Muhlenberg, 2604 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. 18017

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Practice relocations

COVID-19: New York City contact poses risk

Saturday, March 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

If you have been in New York City or exposed to someone who has traveled there in the past 14 days, you may be at heightened risk for contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

While this is not a formal declaration from a state or federal agency, the alert represents observations that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) medical professionals have made regarding the cohort of positive COVID-19 cases in Eastern Pennsylvania.

COVID-19: LVHN innovates for N-95 masks

Saturday, March 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

With shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the United States because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is extending the use of N-95 respirator masks used by caregivers as protection against the virus.

LVHN colleagues are recycling surgical wrap, common blue sanitary sheets that protect operating room instruments before they are used, to make coverings for N-95 masks.

January LV house sales down 4.7 percent

Friday, February 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley started off the new year on a down note, declining in the first month.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley decreased 4.7 percent in January, with 446 houses sold, compared to 468 houses sold in January 2019, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Feb. 13.

This compares to closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley that increased 10.2 percent in December 2019 with 626 houses sold, compared to 568 houses sold in December 2018, according to the GLVR.

St. Luke’s delivers for Easton Hospital

Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

Easton Hospital, a member of Steward Health Care, has partnered with St. Luke’s University Health Network for maternal and newborn services.

“St. Luke’s has an excellent obstetrics program and the best facilities around,” said Linda Grass, President of Easton Hospital.

Last month, St. Luke’s opened its Women & Babies Pavilion at the 500-acre Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township just off Route 33.

Lehigh Valley house sales rebound by 10.2 percent at year’s end

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley closed strong for the end of the year, increasing by double-digit figures in December 2019.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 10.2 percent in December, with 626 houses sold, compared to 568 houses sold in December 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Jan. 14.

Closed sales for 2019 are up slightly, 1.7 percent, to 8,587, compared to 8,445 in 2018.

In 2019, closed sales decreased in seven months, increased in four months and were flat in one month.

St. Luke’s Health Network pledges locally-sourced food at its hospitals

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is the first health system outside of the Philadelphia area to sign the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals pledge.

SLUHN signed the pledge after the initiative secured a five-year national grant to expand the program statewide.

The president of each SLUHN campus signed the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals Pledge, taking the next step to promote good healthcare through good food choices in all the hospital settings: patient meals, cafeteria meals, catering and vending machine operations.