News

Public Invited to Presentations of St. Luke’s Community Health Needs Findings
October 01, 2019

St. Luke’s Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine invites the public to the upcoming presentations on its 2019-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) findings and recommendations:

  • St. Luke’s Anderson Campus: Easton Area Community Center – 9:00-10:30 am, October 4
  • St. Luke’s Warren Campus: Phillipsburg High School – 4:00-5:30 pm, October 8
  • St. Luke’s Allentown Campus: Raub Middle School – 5:00-6:30 pm, October 9
  • St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus: Quakertown High School – 2:30-4:00 pm, November 13

St. Luke’s University Health Network recently completed its 2019-2022 its CHNA, which identified three health priorities: 1) improving access to care and reducing health disparities; 2) promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing chronic disease; and, 3) improving mental/behavioral health.

“At the presentations, we share the data and engage in discussions about continued and future collaborations and partnerships to effectively address the needs,” said Rajika E. Reed, Ph.D., MPH, M.Ed., Senior Network Director of Epidemiology & Strategy.

“We also will share our Network-wide 2019-2022 implementation strategy,” said Bonnie Coyle, M.D., M.S., Chair of Community Health and Preventive Medicine.

The 2019 St. Luke’s Network and Campus Assessments were posted on May 15 and can be found at: https://www.slhn.org/community-health/community-health-needs-assessment.

Reserve a seat for the community presentation by calling St. Luke’s InfoLink at 866-STLUKES (785-8537) option #4. Light refreshments will be provided.

Previous presentations were held in Carbon and Monroe counties, Bethlehem and Allentown.

 

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne 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 Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 34 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 263 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital.  In 2019, three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals.  St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health seven times total and five years in a row. St. Luke’s 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.