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St. Luke’s Anderson Campus marks fifth anniversary

Friday, November 18, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township celebrated five years of exceptional service to the community since it officially opened its doors Nov. 11, 2011.

The $175-million construction project transformed 500 acres of farmland into a hospital campus that now treats and heals members of the community, and helps them to maintain their good health.

At the time it was built, the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus was the first new, full-service, acute-care hospital built in...

Entrepreneurship Week

Friday, November 18, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Business Enterprise Center (BEC) celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with several speakers through Nov. 17.

Presentations in Alumni Center or Room 15, Rothrock Library, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall, feature entrepreneurs involved in the media, arts, food, retail, graphics, film, funding, fashion and patents.

Talks are free of charge and open to the public.

For a list of speakers, dates and times: lccc.edu/...

‘Venture Idol’ winner named

Friday, November 11, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Play Impossible Corp., Lewisburg, Union County, won the 2016 “Ben Franklin Venture Idol,” hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania Nov. 3 at the Innovation Institute, Ben Franklin TechVentures, Mountaintop Campus, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Venture Idol, which included pre- and post-event executive networking receptions, was sold out again this year.

Eight entrepreneurs were selected as competitors. In addition to Play Impossible, the 2016...

St. Luke’s ‘Access’ gets ‘Wired’ kudo

Sunday, November 6, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

With the goal of providing easy access to health care, many providers, including St. Luke’s University Health Network, are using technology to create a better patient experience as well as to ensure better outcomes for patients.

As a result, technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, recently released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA)...

LV home sales rebound 5.7 percent

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley rebounded in September after two straight months of declining closed sales, increasing 5.7 percent in September to 673, compared to 637 in September 2015, according to figures released by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the year-to-date, closed sales have increased 7.3 percent to 5,922 from 5,518 in 2015.

Pending sales again increased in double digits in September to 15.3 percent to 710 from 616 in September 2015.


St. Luke’s appoints Medical Director

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dr. John Wilson has been named Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Anderson Campus.

Wilson, a Baltimore native, began his tenure at St. Luke’s as a resident and has worked at St. Luke’s since.

Wilson graduated from Clearwater Christian College, Florida, and worked for two years in neuroscience research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri....

LVHN-Muhlenberg offers ‘Baby Bundle’

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

As construction crews continue work on the new Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, which is scheduled to open in summer 2017, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) leadership and staff are creating a new birthing experience for expectant moms and their families.

To make that happen, among the offerings LVHN is introducing is the Baby Bundle educational tool. Baby Bundle is a book, e-book and mobile app that gives women all the evidence-based information to...

St. Luke’s Ob-Gyn adds physician

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Christine Talmage, MD, has joined St. Luke’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates’ Bethlehem office.

Talmage, native of Long Island, N.Y., received a degree in Biology from Lehigh University and a medical degree from New York Medical College.

She completed her residency at St. Luke’s, serving as Chief Academic Resident.

The partners in St. Luke’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates include Elizabeth L Dierking-McAtee, M.D.; Christopher B Gilbert, M.D.; Ronald M Kriner,...

St. Luke’s targets brain tumors with MRI-guided laser technology

Friday, October 28, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network is said to be the first in the region to offer a new laser procedure that uses minimally invasive MRI-guided laser technology to target and destroy cancerous brain tumors.

Visualase, an MRI-guided laser ablation system by Medtronic, enables neurosurgeons to deliver laser energy though a hole with a diameter approximately the size of a coffee stirrer. The precision of the technology, also known as laser interstitial thermal therapy, allows the laser...

LCCC Foundation names exec director

Friday, October 28, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Rebecca Walz has been named executive director of the Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Foundation, announced LCCC president Dr. Ann Bieber. Walz started in the position Sept. 26.

At LCCC, she will be responsible for increasing support for innovative academic and student success programs, working with corporations, private foundations, government agencies and individuals to support both short- and long-term goals of the college.

“Rebecca brings a strong background in...