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 four 2020 Morning Call Readers’ Choice Awards.
“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 (again)
- Place to Have a Baby (again)
- Gym/Fitness Center (again)
- MRI / Diagnostic Imaging
- Medical Specialty Services
Last year, Morning Call readers also selected St. Luke’s as their health network for Place to Work, Obstetrician and Personal Trainer (John Graham, St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance).
“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 16,000 employees providing services at 12 hospitals sites and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue in excess of $2.5 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 established 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 38 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 347 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn 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. U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Luke’s #1 in the Lehigh Valley and #6 in the state. Three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals are St. Luke’s hospitals. St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health eight times total and six 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.