2013

Lake View Hospital Receives CT Accreditation

Lake View Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation in CT (computed tomography) scanning by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is the first time that Lake View Hospital has earned the ACR accreditation, which recognizes Lake ...

New tool unveiled in breast cancer battle

A new, $100,000 weapon in the fight against breast cancer was unveiled at St. Luke's on October 23, 2013. The Faxitron BioVision machine is a portable x-ray system used to image tissue specimens from biopsies taken from women with suspected ...

C-Section Moms and Babies United for Golden Hour Bonding

New moms, doctors and nurses are thrilled with a new practice at St. Luke's which keeps mothers and babies together after cesarean section deliveries. Staff from the Birthing Center, Surgery, Ob/Gyn and Pediatrics departments worked together to ...

Group well child exams make a doctor's visit fun

An innovative approach to well-child visits is starting at St. Luke's Pediatric Associates. Moms and dads now have the option of participating in group well-child sessions. The aim is to bring parents with babies around the same age together to ...

Help Delete Blood Cancer at Donor Drive

Help save a life by getting your cheek swabbed on September 28. That's the message at a bone marrow donor registration drive being held at St. Luke's Lester River Medical Clinic to coincide with Lester River Rendezvous. Tanya Pitoscia, LPN, a ...

New St. Luke's Sim Lab Highlights Advances in Medical Training

A state-of-the-art Sim Lab was opened for staff and community training in September. Nurses, paramedics, EMTs and physicians will learn and hone skills on the life-size Sim Man and Sim Baby models, who breathe and talk like live patients and can be ...

Could your child be the next face of St. Luke's?

We're looking for some super-cute kids to become the St. Luke's Facebook page cover photo for a month. We'd love to see your cute pictures of your children demonstrating their healthy lifestyle, such as being active outside, nibbling on ...

Weight Loss Doctor Publishes Book

A weight management physician from St. Luke's has published a nuts and bolts guide to weight loss. Dr. James Donovan works with patients through his Weight Loss Essentials program at St. Luke's Miller Creek Medical Clinic in Hermantown. He ...

A weight management physician from St. Luke's has published a nuts and bolts guide to weight loss. Dr. James Donovan works with patients through hi

Patients are using a new overhead lift in St. Luke's Acute Rehabilitation Unit to get them back on their feet and walking. The supported ambulation system was installed in the unit just over a month ago at a cost of $15,000 and physical therapist ...

Duluth Fire Department to Benefit from Training in Vacant Buildings

St. Luke's has made available several vacant residential buildings to Duluth Fire Department for training purposes. The vacant properties on the lake-side of East Second Street between 11 th Avenue East and 12 th Avenue East, totaling 17 ...

Synthetic Drugs: The Medical Perspective

Synthetic drugs were the subject under the spotlight at today's (May 31) Medical Milestones education luncheon, presented by St. Luke's Foundation. Dr. Nicholas Van Deelen, the medical director of St. Luke's Emergency Department, ...

Birthing Center iPads available for patients

A $100,000 project to make iPads available for use by St. Luke's Hospital patients has launched in the Birthing Center. New mothers and families can check out an iPad for the duration of their stay, viewing educational videos on subjects ...

Doctor's Tips for Grandma's Marathon Preparation

March 22 marks the three-month countdown to Grandma's Marathon and one St. Luke's physician – a 20-time Grandma's veteran – has some tips for runners in training. "The important thing is not trying to go too fast and too ...

St. Luke's Minimizing Carbon Footprint

St. Luke's helped keep more than 25,000 pounds of plastic waste out of landfill in 2012 by reusing its sharps containers. Across the clinics and main hospital in the St. Luke's system, 25,288 pounds of plastic and 1,834 pounds of cardboard ...

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