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  • Training at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Allentown Campus

    St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus has recently undertaken a $50 million renovation project. This includes a new Emergency Department, new ICU, eight new operating room suites, updated radio diagnostics and room for expansion of the labor and delivery floor.

    The Women’s Health Center
    Adjacent to the inpatient hospital is the 5,200 square-foot, seven-exam-room St. Luke’s Women’s Health Center. The clinic, dedicated only to obstetric and gynecologic services, is staffed with two front office clerks, one room assistant, one registered nurse and a several full-time nurse practitioners. The clinic includes two ultrasound machines, procedure room, and a colposcope. It provides group conferencing space, office space for the chairman of the department, the program directors of the residency, and private areas for mentors to review cases with the residents.

    Labor and Delivery
    The facility at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Allentown Campus occupies an entire wing of the hospital and consists of seven LDRPs, two post-C-section rooms which convert to LDRPs in times of high census, two antenatal testing beds, and an operating room for C-sections on the unit. A seven-bed Level II NICU is part of the Ob/Gyn floor. Central fetal and maternal monitoring includes displays in resident and attending call rooms on the Ob/Gyn floor.

    Staffing includes one-to-one nursing for labor patients, 24-hour anesthesia/epidural coverage, and 24-hour neonatal resuscitation from attending neonatologists and neonatal nurse practioners. Sixteen private post-partum rooms include flat-screen TVs and a comfortable, home-like setting with room for a guest to spend the night.

    Operating Rooms
    New operating suites and support areas include a state-of-the-art laparoscopic suite, including teleconferencing teaching potential. Constructed specifically with gynecologic procedures in mind, the operating rooms benefited from entirely new laparoscopic and urogyencologic/pelvic reconstruction surgical equipment. The new general operating rooms occupy space immediately adjacent to Labor and Delivery and can be used as a back-up for additional obstetric surgery in addition to the Labor and Delivery obstetric operating room itself.

    On-call space
    Adequate on-call space is provided for the Residents and the 24-hour in-house call attending physicians. On call rooms are conveniently located on the labor and delivery floor.

    Learning Resource Center and Library
    An up-to-date resource center and library is provided to residents on a 24-hour basis. Lending and circulation is managed by the St. Luke’s library services. Online resources are always available from on campus or from home via secure connection.

  • Training St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem Campus

    Women’s Health Center Situated next to the labor and delivery unit at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus is the Women’s Health Center. Providing services to our community with more than 13,000 visits yearly, the Women’s Health Center is a resident-run, attending-supervised office dedicated to the training of physicians. A board-certified subspecialist supervises all the subspecialty-run clinics. This includes – High risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, and chronic pelvic pain. Training in ultrasound and colposcopy is aided by three ultrasounds and two colopscopes located in the clinic. Seven exam rooms and the procedure room are constructed to allow the attendings to monitor resident and patient interactions to aid in developing resident interviewing/diagnostic skills. The staff includes six registered nurses, four patient care assistants and five clerical personnel, in addition to its three nurse practioners. The nurse practioners are responsible for keeping our patient volumes up without overloading our residents. They work in consultation with the residents in a model common to many obstetric/gynecologic practices. Social service and dietary personnel are available in the clinic at all times.

    Labor and Delivery Unit The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology boast state-of-the-art technology and facilities to handle 4,000 annual deliveries. It features four triage beds, 15 single-patient rooms and 9 centrally monitored labor-delivery-recovery rooms, all with private baths. Two operative rooms are available for Caesarean section and other obstetric surgery. Computerized patient charts and sophisticated monitoring systems enhance patient care and data collection for research projects. St. Luke’s will be transitioning to the Epic EMR in the next year.

    The Perinatal Intermediate Care Unit This wing has 22 centrally monitored beds for high-risk antepartum and post-partum patients. More routine overflow beds are under construction adjacent to the new mother/baby unit.

    The Perinatal Center Four board-certified Perinatologists and certified genetic counselors have more than 12,000 high-risk patient visits a year at this center. The center offers genetic and antepartum counseling, surveillance and testing and an operating room for advanced invasive perinatal procedures.

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Our board-certified neonatologists are in-house 24 hours per day, and administer a full-service, 28-bassinet Level III NICU.

    Departmental Offices/Library The department offices are located next to the Women’s Health Clinic and include an office for the chief residents. A library is located in this area that contains all the major obstetric/gynecologic journals and other important journals, along with the major obstetric/gynecologic texts. Computers with online access are also available in this area. Conference rooms for didactic sessions are located in this area, as well as next to labor and delivery.