Northwestern Press

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Roller-skating grandmother back on her feet at St. Luke’s

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

At 57, Barbara DiMarcantonio of Martins Creek, Northampton County, knew enough to wear wrist guards when on New Year’s Eve one year ago she went to the roller rink with her granddaughter. But her skate hit something sticky or slippery on the floor, and instead of falling on her arms, her legs splayed apart.

Health-care information

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers programs in the health-care field at LCCC campuses in Allentown and Tamaqua.

Free health-care information sessions are: 5 p.m. Jan. 24, March 21 and May 9, and 9 a.m. Feb. 13, April 10 and June 5.

Courses include “Community Health Worker,” “EKG Technician and CPR Training,” “Medical Office Administrator” and “Nurse Aide Orientation.

Pre-registration is required by calling 610-799-1669.

New president named at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has announced that Frank Ford has been appointed President of St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, Allentown.

“Frank Ford has agreed to take on the role at the Sacred Heart Campus and to continue to build on the great foundation established by John Nespoli over the past decade,” St. Luke’s Chief Operating Officer Joel Fagerstrom said.

Nespoli, who joined St. Luke’s upon St. Luke’s merger with Sacred Heart HealthCare System in March 2018, has been President and CEO of Sacred Heart since 2009.

Geisinger St. Luke’s to fill 200 jobs at facility in 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, under construction near Orwigsburg, Berks County, and scheduled to open next year, is expected to fill 200 jobs.

Permanent positions paying family-sustaining wages and benefits include doctors, nurses, technicians and other workers. All are needed to provide the inpatient care, surgery, radiology, lab and additional services the 80-bed hospital will feature, including an emergency department, medical-surgical suites and an intensive care unit.