The public is invited to get a look inside Bucks County’s newest hospital during the St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus Pre-Opening Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 16.
Join members of the St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus team for an afternoon of fun on the new hospital campus at 3000 St. Luke’s Drive in Quakertown. The event will feature a DJ, refreshments, an ice cream truck, massages, a rock-climbing wall and mobile simulation lab as well as other health and wellness activities. The community can tour the hospital and meet those who will be caring for them when the new hospital opens soon.
“A lot of hard work has gone into the campus planning and construction,” said St. Luke’s Upper Bucks and Quakertown Campus President Dennis Pfleiger. “The entire team is excited to welcome the community for a preview to see what’s been happening since we broke ground in May 2018. As a lifelong resident of this community, I’m particularly proud to be able to enhance the care of the community for years to come.”
More than 200 jobs were created through the construction of the three-story, 131,000 square-foot $100 million hospital. Medical/surgical and intensive care beds, surgical services and the emergency room will transfer from the Quakertown Campus to the new Upper Bucks Campus. Fifty new staff members have been hired for the new hospital and approximately 300 full- and part-time employees from St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus will transition to the Upper Bucks Campus. Employee training and orientation will continue into December, allowing them to learn the brand new equipment and the ins-and-outs of the building. An official hospital opening date should be announced shortly.
In the meantime, the community is invited to experience the patient- and family-friendly 80-bed facility on Saturday. The 16-bay emergency room, medical/surgical and intensive care units, radiology, operating rooms and interventional radiology will be on display. Upon the opening of the new St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus and its emergency room, the emergency room at the nearby Quakertown Campus will close.
St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus utilized 100 percent American steel and is the first new hospital construction project in Bucks County since 1973. The hospital is located on a 38-acre parcel of land at the corner of Route 663 and Portzer Road in Milford Township, and is only a five-minute drive from downtown Quakertown to the east and three miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension to the west. It is easily accessible via major road systems in the area, including Rt. 309, Rt. 313 and I-476.
Note: The information in this story is shared in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network.