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St. Luke's Miners Campus Home Health Division Receives Award

St. Luke’s Miners Campus Home Health Division Receives Press Ganey 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award For Achieving 95th Percentile In Patient Satisfaction

Home Health Services Team

Front row, left to right): Vicki Serfass, Andrea Porambo,
Tiffany Steigerwalt, Christine Hartung, Sharon Miller,
Jean Arner (Back row, left to right):
Nanette Haldeman-Green, Lori Dacey, Tammy Hornung,
Kelly Wagner, Sandy Dunstan, Missy Kosica, Deb Krause,
Gail Jordan, Lisa Gerber, Elizabeth Mongi, Christine Owsinski
comprise the team of St. Luke’s Miners Campus Home
Health Division recently recognized by
Press Ganey for its excellence in home care.

Coaldale, PA. (3/20/2014) St. Luke’s Miners Campus Home Health Division is proud to announce it has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.  The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence award is a health care industry symbol of achievement.  Fewer than 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients reach this threshold and consistently maintain it for the one year reporting period.  Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities, including more than half of all U.S. hospitals, to measure and improve the patient experience.

"We are proud to partner with St. Luke’s Miners Campus Home Health Division,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey.  “Achieving this level of excellence reflects the organization’s commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality.  St. Luke’s efforts benefit patients in Carbon, Schuylkill and Lower Luzerne counties and will lead to improved patient experiences.”

“This award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader – Press Ganey -- in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience,” stated Kimberly Sargent, Vice President, Patient Care Services at St. Luke’s Miners Campus.  “We focus on teaching and training patients on a variety of diagnosis, equipment, appliances and medications to ensure successful and positive outcomes.  In addition, our nurses live in the communities they serve so there is often a connection between the nurse and the patient beyond the scope of the care giving.”

About St. Luke's Miners Campus Home Health Division

St. Luke's Miners Campus Home Health Division is based in Tamaqua.  Accredited by the Joint Commission, St. Luke’s Miners Campus Home Health Division provides a wide variety of health care services to individuals who are permanently or temporarily homebound.  The Home Health Division is affiliated with the nationally recognized St. Luke’s University Health Network and currently provides more than 16,000 home visits annually in Carbon, Schuylkill and Lower Luzerne counties.

For more information about St. Luke's Miners Campus Home Health Division's services, please click here.


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