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St Lukes Wins Four HAP in 2010

St. Luke's Awarded Four of Seventeen Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) 2010 Awards

First Time in 32-Year History of Awards for Health Organization to Win Four the Same Year

HAP Award: Rep. Jennifer Mann presents a
citation from the House of Representatives
to Frank Ford, COO, St. Luke's Hospital-
Allentown Campus and Richard A. Anderson,
President & CEO, St. Luke's Hospital & Health
Network, in recognition of the four HAP
awards earned by the network. St. Luke's is
the only organization since the inception of
the HAP Achievement Awards program in
1978 to win four awards in the same year.

Allentown, PA.
(8-25-2010)
Innovation in health care was recognized today when representatives from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) recognized St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network for developing creative projects that improve health care quality, enhance patient satisfaction, produce cost savings or increase operations efficiency.

HAP received 134 entries for the 2010 Achievement Awards program, according to Mike Suchanick, COO, HAP. Seventeen awards were selected.

St. Luke's earned four of the 17 awards. St. Luke's is the only organization since the inception of the HAP Achievement Awards program to ever win four awards in the same year, Suchanick said.

“I am very proud to be part of an organization that is receiving so much recognition for innovation in health care,“ said Richard A. Anderson, President & CEO, St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network. “I'm not surprised because I know that St. Luke's employs outstanding individuals who work in a very diligent fashion to make our organization successful. I will say it is certainly an honor to make history in Pennsylvania health care!”

St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network won for “Developing Insightful Leaders: A Customized Leadership Support/Development Program.” The program was developed and implemented through St. Luke's Human Resource Department by Bob Weigand, MA, Director of Organizational Development and Tanya Markovich, MS, Director of Workplace Initiatives.

St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital earned an award in the patient care category with a submission called “Championing Core Measures.” The team was lead by Roseanne Neiman, RN, Patient Care Manager of the MedSurg Unit. Other team members included Linda Young, RN, Vice President of Patient Services; Ann Trump, RN, Patient Care Manager of the Emergency Department; Joseph Lynch, RN, Patient Care Manager of the Critical Care Unit; Wendy Strohl, RN, Patient Care Manger of Surgical Services; Thomas Filipowicz, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs; and Cheri Kline, RN, Director of Quality/Education.

St. Luke's Hospital – Allentown Campus garnered two awards. Charlie Sonday, ACNP-BC, Donna Martonik ANP-BC, Ed Grescsek ACNP-BC and Kennie Koelsch ACNP-BC won for the entry “Nurse Practitioner Led Rapid Team Reduces Unanticipated Transfers to the ICU.”

Maureen Miletics, RN BSN MS, Director of Bariatric Services, along with an interdisciplinary team of the following St. Luke's Hospital – Allentown Campus employees: Jill Creveling, RN, Nursing Supervisor; Terri Davis, RN, Program Director, Bariatric Services; Denise Hulbert, RN, Coordinator of Same Day Surgery; Debra Kahler, RN, Operating Room nurse; Adam Konopelski, OTR-L, Rehab Services; Carol Lynch, RN, Coordinator of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU); Kristen Maggipinto, RN, Coordinator of East 2 unit; Dwain Nash, Biomedical Engineering; Lisa Nicholas, RN, Manager of South 1 unit and Michele Rowlands, RN, Coordinator of the Emergency Department submitted “Bariatric Patient Access Improvement Project.”

Addressing the award winners, Suchanick said, ”This awards event serves as a reminder of why you followed a career path in health care; why you work each day to improve the quality of people's lives in your communities and provide healing, health and hope to so many individuals. I am honored to be here to celebrate the exceptional leadership, the outstanding teamwork, and the creativity and innovation within the St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network and each of its hospitals."