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St. Luke's Quakertown gets new president

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St. Luke's University Health Network named a new president to head its Quakertown campus.

Dennis Pfleiger heads St. Luke’s Quakertown during a time of transition. The network is building a $60 million 80-bed hospital and health care center nearby in Milford Township to replace the aging Quakertown hospital built in the 1930s. Pfleiger also will lead the new campus.

Pfleiger had been chief operating officer at St. Luke’s Quakertown since February.

He replaces Edward Nawrocki, who will continue to serve as president of St. Luke’s Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township.

“Dennis’ diverse experience makes him the ideal person to manage the campus’ day-to-day operations while advancing St. Luke’s strategic vision for Bucks County,” Nawrocki said in a statement.

“His deep roots in and connection to the region will serve both St. Luke’s and the community well.”

Pfleiger previously was vice president of health care services at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton Township.

He served as vice president of operations and business development at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown. Early in his career, he was a staff respiratory therapist at the former Quakertown Hospital and at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem.

Pfleiger is a native of Quakertown and has remained in the area.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, and a Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.

“I consider it a high honor to serve in a leadership position for St. Luke’s and an incredible privilege to lead my hometown hospital, especially during this period of transition,” Pfleiger said.

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