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St. Luke’s Urges Patients to Stay Safe Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Women & Babies Pavilion

St. Luke’s University Health Network has taken measures to promote the safety and health of the communities the network serves, but in an email to patients SLUHN urged them to “play a major role during this unprecedented crisis” while reminding them to “be well and stay safe.”

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Women & Babies Pavilion

The new Women & Babies Pavilion at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus cost $75 million to construct. The four-story, 180,000 square-foot building is the health network’s third labor and delivery unit, after Bethlehem and Allentown. It opened earlier this year. (FILE PHOTO)

St. Luke’s University Health Network has taken measures to promote the safety and health of the communities the network serves, but in an email to patients SLUHN urged them to “play a major role during this unprecedented crisis” while reminding them to “be well and stay safe.”

“The most effective thing you can do to stay healthy is routinely wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds,” St. Luke’s said. “This can protect you and your loved ones. If you feel unwell, if you think you have COVID-19 or if you may have been exposed to someone who does, stay home, rest and drink plenty of clear fluids.”

Individuals should keep track of their symptoms and if they persist or worsen:

  • Call their St. Luke’s Physician Group practice.
  • Download the St. Luke’s app and utilize the video visit feature to connect with a doctor.
  • Call the St. Luke’s coronavirus hotline at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7, or email us at co*********@sl***.org.

“As your health care provider, we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and that of your family and the general public. We understand that you may feel anxious about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your community,” the email noted. “We have created a COVID-19 specific website to provide you with the most up-to-date information and resources to guide you in preventing the spread of the virus should you, or a loved one, experience symptoms.”

St. Luke’s said the safety and well-being of the community is of utmost importance, and as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, it encouraged community members to visit the its website and follow the network on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter for updates.

The hospital network also promised that future emails with the latest information about COVID-19 would be shared with subscribers.

Note: This local health news is brought to you in partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network.

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