St. Luke's University Health Network


    • Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology

Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology

Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology

Bethlehem, PA -- St. Luke's University Health Network is pleased to announce that St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem and St. Luke’s Allentown Campus received Chest Pain Center version 5 with Primary PCI Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

This means the hospitals demonstrated the use of process improvement tools to bridge gaps and integrate evidence-based science, quality initiatives, clinical best-practices, and the latest medical guidelines into their cardiovascular care processes for acute coronary syndrome patients.

The hospitals provide patients the cardiovascular care that preserves the integrity of the heart muscle and therefore optimizing their survival and quality of life. Reducing time to treatment and applying the science driven protocols during the critical first stages of a heart attack improves patient outcomes.

Special thanks to the Acute Coronary Syndrome Performance Improvement Taskforce for helping make this achievement possible!

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.

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