East Penn Press

Sunday, February 17, 2019

St Luke’s receives gynecology award

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University and Allentown campuses have received the distinguished designation as Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG™) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation.

Additionally, gynecologic surgeons, Michael Patriarco, DO, and Vincent Lucente, MD, FACS have also received the COEMIG distinction.

Dr. Patriarco is Director of the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, and Dr. Lucente is the Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Division Director of Gynecology, Section Chief of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction, and the Chief Medical Officer and partner for The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.

The COEMIG program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate the commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care.

“Our re-certification as center of excellence signifies St. Luke’s commitment to consistently delivering the safest, highest-quality care to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery patients,” said Israel Zighelboim, MD, FACOG, FACS, Interim Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Luke’s University Health Network.