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Moravian College to host Healthcare Forum featuring Richard Anderson, President and CEO of St. Luke’s University Health Network
BETHLEHEM, PA., September 19, 2017: Today, Moravian College announced that it will host its first Healthcare Forum, Future and Challenges Facing Healthcare, in the newly opened Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences on Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30 p.m.on the Main Street campus of Moravian College at 1107 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
“St. Luke’s and Moravian College have a longstanding history of working collaboratively to help train the next generation of health care providers, particularly in the nursing field,” said Richard A. Anderson of St. Luke’s University Health Network. “As President and CEO of the region’s largest hospital network, I’m honored to be participating in this exciting forum exploring the trends that will shape the future of health care in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.”
Speakers scheduled for the Healthcare Forum include Richard Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s University Health Network, Joel Fagerstrom, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, St. Luke's University Health Network, Kerry Cheever, Chair and Professor of Nursing Department, Moravian College, and James Teufel, Assistant Professor & Program Director of Public Health, Moravian College.
“St. Luke’s and Richard Anderson have been great partners and supporters of Moravian College, so working with them to present our first Healthcare Forum was a natural fit,” said Bryon Grigsby, President of Moravian College. “We’re confident this will be the first of many educational and informative events we host for students, alumni and the local community in our new health sciences center.”
For more information on this event, visit Moravian.edu/hcf.
About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.
About Moravian College
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit Moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.