St. Luke’s University Health Network hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Women & Babies Pavilion at the Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township Jan. 10.
The Women & Babies Pavilion expansion doubles the size of the existing hospital on the 500-acre Anderson Campus just off Route 33. The new facility includes a labor and delivery unit, adding to the network’s existing labor and delivery units in Allentown and Bethlehem.
This $75 million investment in the community represents St. Luke’s continued commitment to providing high-level maternal and newborn care to the region. The pavilion is a four-floor, 180,000-square-foot facility which includes nine labor and delivery rooms, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with eight private rooms and 18 semi-private rooms, a 32-room postpartum unit and a 16-bassinet nursery.
The Women & Babies Pavilion includes family-friendly spaces designed for comfort, convenience and to help nurture the bond between mom, baby and family. It features spacious, private rooms and spa-like amenities with decor inspired by nature. In addition to the facility itself, the expert care team is also focused on making moms and families as comfortable as possible.
The pavilion also provides graduate medical education space, including a simulation center, for multiple residency programs at St. Luke’s Anderson Campus. This expansion almost doubles the number of residents and fellows trained within St. Luke’s to over 430 – the largest program in the Lehigh Valley.
With existing educational programs throughout its Network, St. Luke’s plans to add 160 new residents over a five-year period in specialties like neurology, psychiatry, dermatology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, otolaryngology (ENT), internal medicine and family medicine.