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Special Edition • Winter 2012

Network Dear Friends, St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network has officially changed its name to St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Our new name validates our commitment to stay at the forefront of the continual innovations in health care on behalf of our patients and our community. Most of all, it recognizes the incredible scope of knowledge, the opportunity for higher learning, the advanced technology, complex treatments and tertiary services available to our community at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

We are writing to share some historic news. For only the second time in our nearly 140-year history, our Board of Trustees has officially approved changing our name to accurately convey our organizational scope and growth. Our new name is St. Luke’s University Health Network and our hospital in Bethlehem has been re-named St. Luke’s University Hospital. Our new name reflects our reputation and the vital role St. Luke’s plays in preparing future generations of physicians, nurses and other health care providers. It validates our commitment to stay at the forefront of the continual innovations in health care on behalf of our patients and our community. Most of all, it recognizes the incredible scope of knowledge, the opportunity for higher learning, the advanced technology, complex treatments and tertiary services available to our community at St. Luke’s University Health Network. In the past few years, St. Luke’s has expanded at an extraordinary pace in terms of size and complexity. Our Network now includes six hospitals — serving patients in two states — as well as home health services and more than 150 health care delivery sites. Our growth has not been limited to the provision of health care. We have also been focused on expanding our teaching programs training health care professionals. We have been educating tomorrow’s doctors and other health care providers since 1881 when Dr. William Estes, St. Luke’s first superintendent and surgeon-in-chief, first began training St. Luke’s doctors in the era’s newest surgical procedures. Today, more than 1,000 students from more than 20 area colleges and universities receive their advanced medical education and clinical training at St. Luke’s University Hospital. Also, more than 100 St. Luke’s physicians serve as faculty at prestigious medical schools including Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania and St. Luke’s is involved in more than 200 clinical research trials. continued on page 5

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A Listing of Education Programs Since its founding in 1872, St. Luke’s has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the education of future health care professionals. Each year, more than 1,000 students receive clinical instruction at St. Luke’s University Hospital, making it the largest community-based teaching hospital in the area. Annually we educate more students than any other similar institution. More than 100 St. Luke’s physicians currently serve as faculty at prestigious medical schools, including Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Medical Education  Undergraduate Medical Education: • Refers to the period of time a student spends in medical school. It follows the baccalaureate degree and precedes the granting of the MD or DO. • St. Luke’s, in conjunction with The Temple University School of Medicine, has created the FIRST and ONLY regional medical school campus in the Lehigh Valley. • St. Luke’s is also affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and teaches students from other osteopathic medical schools on elective rotations. • Podiatry students from Temple University, University of Iowa and Ohio Podiatry Schools receive training from St. Luke’s.  Graduate Medical Education: • Refers to the formal medical education pursued after receipt of the MD or DO — usually as an intern, resident or fellow. • St. Luke’s is one of only 400 members of the Council of Teaching Hospitals. • St. Luke’s trains physicians from the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. • More than 100 St. Luke’s physicians currently serve as faculty at prestigious medical schools, including Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. • St. Luke’s sponsors more than 150 resident/fellowship positions in 20 fully accredited internship, residency and fellowship programs. Internships: • Transitional Year Residency • Traditional Osteopathic Rotating Internship (Allentown and Bethlehem)

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Residencies: • Dental • Emergency Medicine (allopathic) • Emergency Medicine (osteopathic) • Family Medicine (allopathic) • Family Medicine (osteopathic) • General Surgery • Internal Medicine (allopathic) • Internal Medicine (osteopathic) • Orthopedic • Ob/Gyn • Pharmacy • Podiatry Fellowships: • Cardiology • Geriatric Medicine • Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine • Orthopaedic Trauma • Sports Medicine Non-Accredited Fellowships: • Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery • Trauma/Surgical Critical Care  Postgraduate Continuing Medical Education: • St. Luke’s conducts and sponsors more than 500 continuing medical education (CME) programs per year for physicians, nurses and ancillary health care professionals.

FACT: When The Temple University School of Medicine/St. Luke’s University Health Network regional medical school campus reaches full enrollment, more than 120 medical students will be on campus each day. Winter 2012 Special Edition


Advanced Practitioner Education  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Programs: CRNAs are specially trained to administer anesthetics to patients undergoing medical, dental and obstetrical procedures. They are an important member of the surgical team, and usually work under the direction of the attending surgeon, dentist or anesthesiologist. Students are enrolled at St. Luke’s from: • LaSalle University (Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital)  Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners Programs:  Nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide highquality health care services similar to those of a physician in primary care and are able to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. Students are enrolled at St. Luke’s from: • DeSales University • Drexel University Fellowships: • Emergency Medicine PA/NP Fellowship • Trauma/Surgical Critical Care PA/NP Fellowship  Physician Assistant Program: Physician assistants conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Physician assistants

are educated at the graduate level and are professionally licensed. Students are enrolled at St. Luke’s from: • Clemson University • DeSales University • King’s College • Penn State University  Physician Assistant Observer Program: This program is designed to give exemplary students an opportunity to observe physician assistants at various locations within the Network, both inpatient and outpatient, and in various specialties. The students are also encouraged to visit a number of diagnostic and treatment areas within St. Luke’s to understand the role physician assistants play in the patient’s care. Students are enrolled at St. Luke’s from: • Bangor High School • Clemson University • King’s College • Northampton Community College • Notre Dame High School • Parkland High School • Penn State University • Whitehall High School

Nursing Education  St. Luke’s Pre-Licensure Programs: St. Luke’s School of Nursing (Diploma Program): •F  ounded in 1884, St. Luke’s School of Nursing is the oldest continuously run nursing school in the U.S. • Th  ousands of students have graduated since the school’s inception. St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College: • BS in Nursing

N  ursing Continuing Education: • RN to BS Program  Graduate Nursing Programs: MS in Nursing with Moravian College (three tracks): • Nurse Educator Track • Nurse Administrator Track • Clinical Nurse Leader St. Luke’s educates nursing students through clinical rotations as part of their required curriculum. Students are enrolled at St. Luke’s from: • Bucks Community College • Cedar Crest College • DeSales University • East Stroudsburg University • Lehigh Carbon Community College • Moravian College • Northampton Community College • Penn State University

FACT: Fall is the busiest season for clinical placements in nursing; as many as 700 nursing students are on campus during a typical week. Winter 2012 Special Edition

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Allied Health Education St. Luke’s educates allied health professionals. These health care professionals are distinct from dentists, nurses and physicians. They work in health care teams to make the health care system function by providing a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services that are critical to the other health professionals they work with and the patients they serve.  Allied Health Programs: Allied health students train in many disciplines, including lab, medical assistants, MRI, nuclear medicine, phlebotomy, physical/ occupational therapy, athletic trainers, radiology and respiratory care. Students are enrolled at St. Luke’s from: • Allentown Career Institute • Bloomsburg University • Cedar Crest College • DeSales University • Drexel University • East Stroudsburg University • King’s College

• Lackawanna College •L  ehigh Carbon Community College • Lincoln Technical Institute • Luzerne County Community College • Marywood University • Misericordia University • Northampton Community College • Penn State University • Reading Area Community College • Salus University • South Hills School of Technology and Business • Temple University • Thomas Jefferson University • University of Pennsylvania • West Chester University St. Luke’s also trains students in surgical technology through its own School of Surgical Technology.

FACT: St. Luke’s serves as a major training site for allied health professionals. During the academic year, approximately 220 allied health students spend 55,000 hours at St. Luke’s — an average of 250 hours per student.

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Dear Friends cont.

Pastoral Care Education  St. Luke’s Hospital Chaplain Residency Program: The student curriculum fosters ministry formation through focus on four practice areas: pastoral, personal, community and reflective. Residents will have access to patients, families and staff in a variety of clinical settings, leading to a specialty in ministry.

Pharmacy Education Programs Pharmacists and pharmacy technician students receive a structured learning experience intended to provide a comprehensive exposure to Hospital and Health System pharmacy practice. Students are enrolled at St. Luke’s from: • Lincoln Technical Institute • Wilkes University • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Hospital Administration Education Internships Interns receive training in hospital management and administration in ambulatory care and inpatient settings. Students come to St. Luke’s from: • East Stroudsburg University • Lehigh University • Penn State University • University of Scranton • Other colleges and universities

Clinical Trials and Research St. Luke’s physicians are involved with approximately 200 clinical research trials and studies — a majority of which are focused on cancer and cardiac disease. The purpose of these clinical trials is to find out whether a medicine or treatment regimen is safe and effective for the treatment of a specific condition or disease. Clinical trials compare the effectiveness of the study medicine or treatment against standard, accepted treatment, or against a placebo if no standard treatment exists. St. Luke’s involvement in trials enables doctors and researchers to find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat disease.

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Each year, St. Luke’s educates more than 150 physicians in 20 fully accredited internship, residency and fellowship programs. Partnering with The Temple University School of Medicine has allowed St. Luke’s to create the first and only regional medical school campus in our area. Our first class of medical students began classes last August. More than 120 medical students will study daily at our medical school campus when it reaches full enrollment over the next three years. Founded in 1884, St. Luke’s School of Nursing is the nation’s oldest, continuously operating, hospital-based, nursing school and has graduated thousands of students. Through our affiliation with Moravian College, St. Luke’s also offers nursing degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Education has been an integral part of St. Luke’s mission, vision and values since its founding in 1872. Each year, more than 1,000 students from over 20 area colleges receive clinical instruction at St. Luke’s University Hospital, making it one of the largest community-based teaching hospitals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Why are organizational names so important? When we hear an organization’s name, it calls to mind our overall impression of its reputation, values and quality, our level of trust in its products or services, and, most importantly, our confidence in its integrity. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the perfect name for our organization! Richard A. Anderson President and CEO St. Luke’s University Health Network David Lobach Chairman St. Luke’s Board of Trustees Jeffrey A. Jahre, MD Senior Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs St. Luke’s University Health Network

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Top 10 Reasons... We Are St. Luke’s University Health Network Each year, more than 1,000 students receive clinical instruction at St. Luke’s University Hospital.

Our Mission:

The mission of St. Luke’s University Health Network is to provide compassionate, excellent quality and cost-effective health care to residents of the communities we serve regardless of their ability to pay.

More than 100 St. Luke’s physicians currently serve as faculty at prestigious medical schools, including Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Our Strategic Focus: People and Relationships • Physicians, Employees and Volunteers — our most important assets. • We will be the region’s health care employer of choice.

In conjunction with Temple University School of Medicine, St. Luke’s has created the FIRST and ONLY regional medical school campus in the Lehigh Valley.

Simplicity • Continue to simplify management structure. • Promote efficiency and effectiveness.

Our Medical School Campus will teach more than 120 medical students each day when it reaches full enrollment.

Integrity • Transparent, accountable management. • Ongoing adherence to our Management Philosophy.

St. Luke’s is one of only 400 members of the Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Quality • Focus on clinical process improvements using national benchmarks and appropriately share the outcomes of our ongoing focus on quality. • Perform in the top decile in national pay-for-performance programs.

St. Luke’s sponsors more than 150 resident/ fellowship positions in 20 fully accredited internship, residency and fellowship programs.

Cost • Perform in the top decile in Thomson criteria for cost-effective management. • Continue to be the region’s low-cost tertiary hospital.

Founded in 1884, St. Luke’s School of Nursing is the oldest continuously run nursing school in the U.S. — thousands of students have graduated since the school’s inception.

Network Pulse is a periodic publication for the employees of St. Luke’s University Health Network. Ken Szydlow Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations

St. Luke’s physicians are involved with approximately 200 clinical research trials and studies — a majority focused on cancer and cardiac disease.

Executive Editor: Stephen Andrews Network Director, Marketing and Public Relations Contributing Writers: Glenn Kranzley

St. Luke’s serves as a major training site for allied health professionals: during the academic year, approximately 220 allied health students spend 55,000 hours at St. Luke’s — an average of 250 hours per student.

Design Supervision: Lori Diehl Network Director of Graphic Design Photography: Joseph Klepeiss Director, Media Production Services Betsy Toole • Anne Kemp

St. Luke’s strives to be the region’s health care employer of choice.

St. Luke’s University Hospital is the largest communitybased teaching hospital in the area. Annually we educate more students than any other similar institution.

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