Our First COVID-19 Vaccination
St. Luke’s nurse Sonia Iparraguirre, RN had a year filled with firsts. She admitted the first COVID-19 patient at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem and was the first St. Luke's employee to receive the new vaccination in December. “I am so happy to be part of this momentous step to end the pandemic,” Iparraguirre said. “I want people in our community to know that the vaccine is safe. It protects their health and the health of our community.”
A New Family Member
We welcomed a new member of our St. Luke's family: The Women & Babies Pavilion at our Anderson Campus in January 2020.
This $75 million investment in the community represents the Network's continued commitment to providing high-level maternal and newborn care to the region. The pavilion is a four-floor, 180,000-square-foot facility which includes nine labor and delivery rooms, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with eight private rooms and 18 semi-private rooms, a 32-room postpartum unit and a 16-bassinet nursery.