St. Luke’s University Health Network is prepping to move nearly 1,000 employees to its new administrative home at the former LSI Corp. headquarters building in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
Last week, the hospital network replaced the former LSI corporate name with St. Luke’s on the sign, which is visible from Route 22.
Starting in August, St. Luke’s will move more than 900 employees to the site in stages. The first two departments will be information technology and finance, said Mariella Miller, spokeswoman for St. Luke’s. Officials have not decided what departments will be next to move.
The site will be home to administrative office employees for the network and physicians group.
After the move, employees will start training on Epic, electronic health record software, which is mainly for clinicians, nurses and doctors, Miller said.
Since the building was already fitted out with technology and conference space, the wired set-up of the site was a significant cost savings for the network.
“This is one of the biggest cost savings that came with the LSI building,” Miller said. “It saved us more than half-a-million [dollars] to have it in our own offices.”
St. Luke’s is leasing the second and third floor of the building and is temporarily leasing the first floor to be used for training, she said.
“There will be tours starting in August for the employees who will be moving there,” Miller said.
The section that St. Luke’s will occupy will be called St. Luke’s Center, she said.
Earlier this year, Patriot Equities LP of Wayne bought the property, which has about 600,000 square feet of office space. The property includes two Class-A office buildings connected by a glass atrium on about 145 acres.
Other tenants in the building include Avago Technologies and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.