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Friday, May 26, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network ‘Top 100 Hospital’ third year in a row

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

Sacred Heart Hospital receives patient safety ‘A’ in latest review

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

Medical practitioner now at St. Luke’s

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

MS specialist joins St. Luke’s

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

LCCC offers teachers ‘Edugaming 2017’

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a five-day “Edugaming 2017” workshop for teachers, June 19 - 22, with an additional workshop Nov. 4, at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township,

Through hands-on activities and presentations from educators and industry experts, participants will learn a variety of game design approaches that remove the “quiz” aspect of educational games and replace it with exploratory, engaging techniques.

Health-care course

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

In a joint effort with Pennsylvania Advanced Training and Hiring (PATH), Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers short-term programs to assist students to learn career skills in the healthcare field at the Donley Center, Allentown.

Most class fees are offered at a reduced rate through PATH grant funds.

Programs lead to an industry certification test in each of the related fields.