At St. Luke’s quality care is personal
Convenient access to high quality health care is a priority at St. Luke’s University Health Network and specifically at St. Luke’s Quakertown | Upper Bucks Campuses.
For Dennis Pfleiger it’s personal.
Pfleiger, who is President at the St. Luke’s Quakertown | Upper Bucks Campuses said access to quality care and ensuring patients stay in their community is a top priority “…so we don’t have patients traveling for care.”
Expanding Women’s, Behavioral Health and Cancer Care Services are among three areas of focus in the Upper Bucks region. St.Luke’s listens to the needs of the community and responds to those needs.
“We’re constantly striving to make ourselves better every day, and for me [St. Luke’s] legacy is personal. My family, friends and neighbors will benefit from our community hospital and the services we offer for many years,” Pfleiger said.
As a graduate of Quakertown Community High School and a lifelong resident of Quakertown, Pfleiger said enhancing access and the quality of health care in his hometown is a dream realized.
Conveniently located in Milford Township at the intersection of Route 663 and Portzer Road, the newly constructed St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus is a patient and family-friendly modern hospital, providing comprehensive care and advanced technology to area residents. The hospital opened its doors on December 19, 2019.
“We are extremely grateful to have moved into this new space prior to the pandemic. This allowed both our employees and community access to more resources. Employees had to get used to moving into a brand-new facility and then deal with a worldwide pandemic,” he explained.
The 80-bed, 131,000 square foot facility includes ample parking, private patient rooms, critical care, and surgical services.
St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus offers an emergency room, four operating rooms, Interventional Radiology, diagnostic radiology, a Labor and Delivery Unit and lab services, the St. Luke’s University Health Network website said. It’s also a Level 4 Trauma Center and a Hernia Surgery Center of Excellence.
St. Luke’s recently announced the investment of roughly $72 million to build a three story “West Wing.” The 118,000 square foot addition effectively doubles facilities at the Upper Bucks campus.
The new addition will include expanded Cancer Care including infusion and radiation oncology services, additional Women’s Services, a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and medical offices, Pfleiger said.
“St Luke’s strives to provide quality care, which is shown by the many awards received such as 100 Top Hospitals, 15 Top Health Systems and #1 Teaching Hospital to name a few” Pfleiger said.
“As this campus is developing, we have space to develop [additional services],” he said.
Pfleiger said the ongoing health care needs of the community would serve as a guide, and the new facility allows for growth of future services.
In partnership with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pfleiger said the St. Luke’s Medical School has more than 300 medical students enrolled in residency and fellowship programs throughout the regional footprint.
He credits St. Luke’s with being a “collegial organization, working hand-in-hand with physicians and clinical staff to develop and implement care and strategic priorities” as an environment to attract and retain top talent.
“Being part of a large network makes a big difference,” Pfleiger said.
From its roots in 1930 when Quakertown Hospital opened its doors, St. Luke’s acquired the borough-based facility in 1995.
“It’s been an incredible journey to watch this [St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus] develop, and I’ve been humbled to watch the staff over the past 18 months….from the front office, Environmental Services, dietary staff, nurses and doctors, it’s the people that make the difference. That’s what makes us so unique,” Pfleiger said.
Upper Bucks Chamber is proud to have St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus as our November Business of the Month. St. Luke’s achievements, quality care and innovations are a testament to their commitment to making Upper Bucks a great place to live, work and play.
For more information on St. Luke’s visit www.slhn.org.
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