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St. Luke’s Wins Readers’ Choice Awards
October 01, 2019

Once again, St. Luke’s University Health Network is the people’s choice for providing the region’s best health care. St. Luke’s has won six 2019 Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards, more than any other health network in the region.

“We take great pride that our patients and residents of the Lehigh Valley have once again recognized us as their choice for the best health care in the region,” says St. Luke’s Chief Marketing Officer Ken Szydlow.

During the annual contest, Morning Call readers vote for their preferred services, dining, entertainment and more in the Lehigh Valley. Morning Call readers voted St. Luke’s as the best in the following categories:

•            Hospital/Health Network

•            Place to Work

•            Obstetrician

•            Place to Have a Baby

•            Gym/Fitness Center

•            Personal Trainer (John Graham, St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports        Performance)


Last year, Morning Call readers also selected St. Luke’s as their health network for best obstetrician, place to have a baby, nursing services, and gym/fitness center.

“This continued recognition from our patients and the residents of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities means that we are, indeed, fulfilling our mission to provide easy access to the highest quality health care in the region,” Szydlow says.


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.