East Penn Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Gerald Keating, 45, of Emmaus, was arrested May 7 in the 300 block of Minor Street and charged with alleged simple assault and harassment after a dispute. He was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center for processing.

Robby Lee Faust, 28, of Macungie, was arrested April 26 along South Sixth Street and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without a license, driving with an expired inspection and a red light violation. He was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center for processing.

The Honorable James Knoll Gardner

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

The Honorable James Knoll Gardner, 76, of Emmaus, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, died April 26, 2017, after two and a half years tenaciously battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was the husband of Linda (Klenk) Gardner.

He was known for his resilience, strength of character, loyalty, attention to detail, and dedication to his career as a jurist, for which he possessed an enduring passion for his work on the Federal bench.

Volleyball heads to title match

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Emmaus boys volleyball team took its undefeated record into this week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference volleyball tournament and earned a trip to the league championship match.

The Hornets came in as the No. 1 seed and beat Nazareth 3-0 in Monday’s first round. They were slated to take on Whitehall in the league title game Wednesday. See next week’s Press for coverage of that game.

EPC Track & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Track and Field Championships were held Tuesday-Wednesday, May 9-10 at East Stroudsburg South High School

The following results include the top four finishers in each event as well as all Emmaus competitors that finished events.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE

TRACK AND FIELD

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday, May 9

BOYS

3200 – 1. Seth Slavin (PV) 9:38.02, 2. Ryan Murphy (PV) 9:43.52, 3. Gabe Sullivan (PV) 9:47.03, 4. Del Vierling (Emm) 9:48.60, 13. Mason Brown (Emm) 10:18.04.

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.