Re-hospitalization – admission to a hospital soon after discharge – is common and expensive. In many situations, hospitalization is necessary and appropriate. However, nearly one in every five elderly patients who are discharged from the hospital are re-hospitalized within 30 days.
Returning to the hospital after recovering from an illness, injury or surgery is something nobody wants.
St. Luke’s University Health Network is pleased to announce the successful implantation of the Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, the first in northeastern Pennsylvania. Cardiac electrophysiologist Sudip Nanda, MD, performed the procedure to implant the pacemaker on Tuesday, August 9 at St. Luke’s University Hospital Bethlehem. Mary Molinari of Mount Pocono is not only the first patient in northeastern Pennsylvania to benefit from this new technology, she is a primary example of how St. Luke’s is providing better health care to the people of Monroe County.
Third Street Alliance held its “Senior Prom” recently and had a very nice turnout. A formal party invitation was sent out announcing the event. The attendees were decked out in their finest outfits and had a wonderful time dancing to the tunes. This particular event was geared toward our more senior citizens. It gave them a chance to get out and “cut the rug” a bit. The event was held at the Alliance’s building at 41 North Third Street in Easton.
Have we not often looked up at the sky and wonder at some of the remarkable birds flying above us or just sitting on a tree limb? While we might not be bird watchers, most of us take pleasure in seeing these beautiful animals soar high above us or just flitter from tree to tree.
One of the benefits of living here is that we have the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society in our backyard. This is a group consisting of avid bird watchers and volunteers who take great pleasure in spotting, following and studying birds.
Local Home Builder to Open Senior Living Community, Offer Alternative to Institutionalized Living
Since 1961 Kay Builders has designed and constructed thousands of homes for Lehigh Valley families. “We have built homes for young couples, growing families, and empty nesters,” says third generation owner and president of Kay Builders, Rick Koze. “We have always listened to our clients and built the homes that they wanted. We know what people like, and now we want to build a great home for aging seniors,” reveals Koze.
St. Luke’s University Health Network’s hospitals were awarded four stars this week in the annual Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) national ratings of hospitals. St. Luke’s University Hospital, St. Luke’s Allentown Hospital, St. Luke’s Anderson Hospital, St. Luke’s Miners Hospital and St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital all received four stars out of five. St. Luke’s Warren Hospital earned a 3-star rating.
The new rating summarizes up to 64 quality measures over seven categories that include mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.