Excela Health System earns Magnet status | St. Luke's adds beds, staffing at Leighton emergency department | CDC reports 9.7M flu cases this season
January 16, 2020
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Excela Health System earns Magnet status
Excela Health System earned Magnet status for meeting tough standards for nursing care. Excela is one of 503 hospitals in the nation and the 35th in Pennsylvania to receive the designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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St. Luke's adds beds, staffing at Leighton emergency department
The emergency department at St. Luke's Leighton campus has five new beds and more staffing. New lighting and flooring was also added to the department.
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