St. Luke’s University Health Network will celebrate the recent opening of its new $100 million hospital in Bartonsville today with fanfare that includes a high school marching band and ribbon cutting.
St. Luke’s Monroe officially opened Oct. 3 and admitted its first patients.
The 108-bed hospital sits on a 41-acre parcel on Route 611 at the Bartonsville exit off Interstate 80. The four-story, 180,000-square-foot building includes a 33-bed emergency room that can treat 60,000 patients a year.
St. Luke’s Monroe is SLUHN’s seventh hospital and the first hospital to be built in Monroe County since Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg was built a century ago. Lehigh Valley Health Network is awaiting regulatory approval to acquire Pocono Health System, which operates Pocono Medical Center.
Several hundred guests, including local and state officials and business and community leaders, are expected to join St. Luke’s administrators and health care team for the opening.
The Stroudsburg High School marching band is scheduled to open the ceremony with the national anthem, followed by remarks from St. Luke’s leadership and state Sen. Mario Scavello (Monroe, Northampton counties).
The hospital held an open house three weeks ago where visitors got a first look at operating rooms, the emergency department and emergency transport vehicles, private patient rooms and radiology facilities.
SLUHN has at least six significant facilities in Monroe County, not including the new hospital.