St. Luke’s University Health Network has, for the third year in a row, been ranked one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of IBM Watson Health, in the Major Teaching Hospital category. Other winning health care leaders in that category for 2017 include Emory University Hospital, OhioHealth Doctor’s Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital.
This is the sixth time St. Luke’s has been named among the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals.
“America’s First Ladies” is the subject of a Mother’s Day Celebration, 1 p.m. May 13, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“This is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day and to learn about a fascinating chapter of American history,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
The presentation is about the public and private lives of iconic First Ladies. A First Ladies Trivia Contest will be held. After the program, participants may taste a favorite White House treat with hot tea and coffee.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation are sponsoring an Adaptive Fishing Clinic, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. May 13, Western Parking Lot, Leaser Lake, 8568 Follweiler Court, Lynn Township.
The event is free for persons with disabilities.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra
Greg Funfgeld, Artistic Director and Conductor
Festival soloists: Agnes Zsigovics, soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; William Sharp, baritone; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Dashon Burton, bass
Festival artist-in-residence: Tricia van Oers, recorder
Guest artists: Doug Roysdon & Mock Turtle Marionette Theater
Pre-concert performances: Festival Brass Choir, Suzuki Violin Program of the Lehigh Valley
Fridays May 12, 19
12th on 13th:Touchstone Young Playwrights’ Festival celebrates its 12th year as local students, community members, and professionals showcase new plays written by elementary, middle, and high school students, May 13, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Cente. Young Playwrights’ Lab is an eight-week arts and literacy residency developed by Touchstone Theatre and the Bethlehem Area School District. Through improvisation, writing exercises, and collaborative critique, each student writes an original one-act play. Above, a scene from one of last year’s plays.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, May 10- Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, seasoned miniature carrots, wheat roll with margarine, strawberry crème shortcake.
Thursday, May 11: Orange juice, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce-tomato-tartar sauce, cole slaw, ambrosia.
Friday, May 12: Vegetable juice, smoked sausage, grilled potatoes with egg, three bean salad, fresh biscuit with margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.
The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, has released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.
Sacred Heart Hospital was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients and the only hospital in Lehigh County awarded two consecutive “A” grades.
Sizhu “Melody” Liu, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), has joined St. Luke’s Medical Associates of Bethlehem, 4311 Easton Avenue.
“Melody has a robust background in adult medicine, having worked in a geriatric practice, an office setting, a hospital, and skilled nursing facilities,” Joan Holtman, the practice’s hiring regional manager, said.
Inspired by her parents’ passion for patient care and empathy for others, Liu graduated from Rutgers College of Nursing in 2013.
Multiple Sclerosis specialist Dr. Nataliya Ternopolska has joined St. Luke’s Neurology Associates in its multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis Center where she will diagnose, provide compassionate care for and devise treatment plans for patients with central nervous system disorders.
Dr. Ternopolska was a multiple sclerosis fellow at the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City. Before that she was chief resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, where she also served as an intern.
Northwestern Lehigh High School’s Meghan McGorry has been nominated for Freddy award in the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member for her portrayal of Brooke Wyndham in “Legally Blonde The Musical.”