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National Innovation Award for Medical Education and Research

National Innovation Award for Medical Education and Research

Award Bestowed on St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network

St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network has been named a 2008 Alliance Innovation Award winner. The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) presents the award annually to institutional members that best exemplify creative and innovative approaches to medical education and research which result in better patient outcomes.

St. Luke's was selected for the 2007-08 AIAMC National Initiative

Improving Patient Care through GME. St. Luke's demonstrated leadership in utilizing graduate medical education as a key driver to improve quality, patient safety and the cost-effectiveness of care. According to Joel Rosenfeld, MD, Chief Academic Officer, St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, the AIAMC National Initiative demonstrated the significant role residents play in providing safe and high quality patient care. “St. Luke's residents are involved every day in implementing national safety goals for the betterment of our patients,” he says.

“Both the public and our profession acknowledge that quality and safety efforts are falling short, and many hospitals and healthcare systems are seeking rapid improvements in patient care,” stated Kimberly Pierce-Boggs, Executive Director of the AIAMC. “Those of us in academic medicine realize residents play an important role in patient care at teaching institutions.”

About the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers

This national membership organization is made up of 60 major academic medical centers and health systems committed to quality patient care, medical education and research. For more information on the AIAMC and its membership, visit www.aiamc.org.

About St. Luke's

St. Luke's offers fully accredited residencies in dental, emergency medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), family medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), family medicine sports medicine fellowship, general surgery, internal medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), obstetrics/gynecology and podiatry; plus a transitional year and osteopathic internship. A residency program in Orthopedics and a fellowship program in Geriatric Medicine are planned. Each year, more than 140 residents train at St. Luke's.

St. Luke's is one of only 400 members of the prestigious Council of Teaching Hospitals. In 2006, St. Luke's announced the formation of the Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus, becoming the first Temple Clinical Campus in Northeastern Pennsylvania.