Bethlehem Press

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Haley Schierwagen

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in School

Moravian Academy

Grade: 12

Family members: Bill (father), Susan (mother), Grace (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is physics because I enjoy learning the mechanics and processes of science.

Activities: I alpine ski race for BMR (Blue Mountain Race Team), play piano, sing in Moravian’s two choirs and sing in Moravian’s a cappella group.Club, Photography Club and I’m a Girl Scout.

Next steps: I plan to attend college to study biomedical engineering and minor in Spanish.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

EASTER SEALS Highmark Walk set for June 3

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community beginning at 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University. The 5K Walk begins at 9 a.m.; the One-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.; both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team or create a team of your own, or to be a sponsor, sign up at; call 610-289-0114 ext. 225; or email

LVHN, VA agreement expands Veterans Choice

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that expands care in the network for patients under the Veterans Choice Program to the health network’s inpatient hospital campuses and many Lehigh Valley Physician Group practices.

The agreement took effect in January.

Under the agreement, the VA recognizes LVHN as a Veterans Choice Program provider to offer the full continuum of health services in partnership with the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

EPC Track and Field Results

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports


100 – 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.67, 2. Eddie Brown (ESN) 11.04, 3. Julian Colon (Park) 11.15, 4. Khalil Edwards (PMW) 11.17;

200 – 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 21.83, 2. Jahvanne Alexander (WA) 22.39, 3. Eddie Brown (ESN) 22.54, 4. Julian Colon (Park) 22.67;

400 – 1. Javier Hernandez (WA) 50.32, 2. Connor Tempro (Park) 50.85, 3. Omari Slocombe (ESS) 50.92, 4. Zahir Linton (Whi) 51.93;

800 – 1. Jacob Ringer (Park) 1:59.87, 2. Riley Williamson (Park) 2:00.01, 3. Stephen Krause (East) 2:00.29, 4. Luke Valdevit (PV) 2:00.59;

St. Luke’s University Health Network ‘Top 100 Hospital’ third year in a row

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has, for the third year in a row, been ranked one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of IBM Watson Health, in the Major Teaching Hospital category. Other winning health care leaders in that category for 2017 include Emory University Hospital, OhioHealth Doctor’s Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital.

This is the sixth time St. Luke’s has been named among the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals.

First Ladies topic

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus


“America’s First Ladies” is the subject of a Mother’s Day Celebration, 1 p.m. May 13, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day and to learn about a fascinating chapter of American history,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

The presentation is about the public and private lives of iconic First Ladies. A First Ladies Trivia Contest will be held. After the program, participants may taste a favorite White House treat with hot tea and coffee.

Sacred Heart Hospital receives patient safety ‘A’ in latest review

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, has released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.

Sacred Heart Hospital was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients and the only hospital in Lehigh County awarded two consecutive “A” grades.

Medical practitioner now at St. Luke’s

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sizhu “Melody” Liu, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), has joined St. Luke’s Medical Associates of Bethlehem, 4311 Easton Avenue.

“Melody has a robust background in adult medicine, having worked in a geriatric practice, an office setting, a hospital, and skilled nursing facilities,” Joan Holtman, the practice’s hiring regional manager, said.

Inspired by her parents’ passion for patient care and empathy for others, Liu graduated from Rutgers College of Nursing in 2013.

MS specialist joins St. Luke’s

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Multiple Sclerosis specialist Dr. Nataliya Ternopolska has joined St. Luke’s Neurology Associates in its multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis Center where she will diagnose, provide compassionate care for and devise treatment plans for patients with central nervous system disorders.

Dr. Ternopolska was a multiple sclerosis fellow at the Judith Jaffe Multiple Sclerosis Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City. Before that she was chief resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, where she also served as an intern.