New Women’s Imaging Center at St. Luke’s Easton Campus

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Photo caption: Preparing to cut the ribbon for the new St. Luke’s Easton Campus Women’s Imaging Center are (L-R): Rob Johnson, Facilities Director; Michele Brands, Network Director, Women’s Imaging; Christina Rodriguez, Clinical Specialist; Linda Grass, President, Easton Campus; Linda Haney, Manager Radiology; VP Medical Affairs/Chief of Emergency Medicine Joseph Faccio, DO; Nikki Bigley, Mammography Technologist; Diane Lack, Manager Radiology.

Easton-area women can now have two of their most important health screenings performed in their own community. St. Luke’s Easton Women’s Imaging Center officially opened on January 25 with a ribbon cutting before an internal audience of employees and physicians. The first patients were welcomed on January 29th.

“We are really excited for the completion of the brand-new Women’s Imaging Center which has been one of our most requested services,” says Linda Grass, president of St. Luke’s Easton Campus. “This is one of the final projects in our three-year strategic plan to continue expanding services in support of our community.”

The new center is located on the second floor of the hospital adjacent to the radiology suite.  Patients can receive their annual mammogram screening for breast cancer and dexa scans to detect osteoporosis. As part of St. Luke’s commitment to providing comprehensive and advanced healthcare for women, the new facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by experienced professionals dedicated to delivering high-quality care.

Mammography technologist Nicolette Bigley, a 32-year employee of the Easton campus, will be returning to care for patients.  “For the past four years I have had the privilege of working at St. Luke’s Regional Breast Center in Center Valley, but I am thrilled to be coming home to Easton campus, and I know our patients will be too.”

“This beautiful center signifies our ongoing efforts to meet the healthcare needs of the community and reinforces our position as a leading provider of women’s health services,” said Michele Brands, Network Director of Women’s Imaging.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537). A physician’s prescription is required for imaging.

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $3.4 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, the Network established the Lehigh Valley’s first and only four-year medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 45 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with more than 400 residents and fellows. In 2022, St. Luke’s, a member of the Children’s Hospital Association, opened the Lehigh Valley’s first and only free-standing facility dedicated entirely to kids.

SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital.  The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/PINC AI 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY.  In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.  Utilizing the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  The Network is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.

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Sam Kennedy