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‘St. Luke’s Health Now’ Nominated for Emmy Awards
August 15, 2018

August 14, 2018, Bethlehem, Pa – The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the 2018 Emmy® nominations including, “St. Luke's Health Now - Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.”

Individual nominees included: 

  • Ashley Russo, Executive Producer
  • Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer
  • Kathryn Wallace, Director of photography.

Ashley Russo, president and executive producer of ASR Media Productions and host of St. Luke’s Health Now, states, “I am so proud of our team. Doing what we love as a team every day within this community is a great privilege. To be recognized for this work is an added bonus!”

“St. Luke’s Health Now is an intelligent addition to the wide assortment of quality programing available in the Lehigh Valley,” reports executive producer, Ken Szydlow. “The show features St. Luke’s physicians discussing cutting edge health topics.

St. Luke’s Health Now airs Monday evenings on WFMZ - Channel 69.

Szydlow added, “I am thrilled our show has been nominated. I appreciate the amazing talents of Ashley Russo and her ASR team, as well as Sue Ross and the dedication of the rest of my marketing team, our enthusiastic physician panelists and our loyal studio audience. Keep watching. There are so many more stories to tell.”

Szydlow and Russo also wish to acknowledge and thank Barry Fisher and WFMZ-Channel 69 for the continued support of St. Luke’s Health Now, The PEAK TV, and the shared vision to focus on the Lehigh Valley community.  

The 2018 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards will be held on October 13 at the Marriott in Philadelphia, Pa.

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.