John Oswald, 59, of Upper Hanover Township in Montgomery County, was the first patient to be treated at Bucks County’s newest hospital, St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus.
On the morning of Dec. 14, Oswald was an inpatient at St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus and then transferred to the nearby Upper Bucks location, where he was welcomed by the St. Luke’s Upper Bucks staff as the very first patient.
St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus is located at 3000 St. Luke’s Drive, on the corner of Route 663 and Portzer Road in Milford Township. The new building is a five-minute drive from downtown Quakertown to the east and three miles to the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the west. It is easily accessible by major road systems in the area, including Route 309, Route 313 and Interstate 476.
“As soon as I entered the new hospital, I was aware that this was a special place,” said Oswald, who was in the hospital for two days. “Everything was modern and new and I really enjoyed the fact that I had a private room.”
Dr. Alex Page of St. Luke’s Pennsburg Family Practice, is Oswald’s family physician who continues to oversee his care.
“Some of our patients like John have lived in Bucks County and the surrounding area their whole lives, so they are invested in their community just as St. Luke’s is invested in the health of their community,” Page said. “My patients feel very fortunate to have convenient access to a modern facility providing quality health care so close to home.”
Oswald has been a St. Luke’s patient for over 10 years.
The St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus is a 131,000-square-foot, 80-bed hospital with a state-of-the-art emergency department and the region’s only fully-accredited Level 4 Trauma Center. The facility offers ample parking, private rooms, critical care, surgical services, four operating rooms, an interventional radiology lab, diagnostic radiology and additional lab services.