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.
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.
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.