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St. Luke’s Launches “Return to Work” Program for Businesses
June 10, 2020

St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine, in collaboration with St. Luke’s Behavioral Health, St. Luke’s Fitness Centers, and St. Luke’s Care Now sites, are launching a Return to Work program for businesses as our local communities begin to open at this point during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The St. Luke’s Return to Work program provides a variety of services to employers and their employees including clinical evaluation of employees at our Care Now facilities as well as providing mental wellness care and more,” says Benjamin Guerin, sales director for St. Luke’s Occupational Medicine.

“We are ready to support businesses in the area to offer a comprehensive and robust package of services covering diet, healthy living, mental wellness, and medical policy, all provided by our professional and dedicated team,” Guerin adds.

St. Luke’s Return to Work Program includes the following components:

Return to Work Evaluations
Care Now sites provide comprehensive physical and clinical evaluation of employees.

Medical Policy Consultation
Board Certified Occupational Medicine physicians are available to help employers develop medical policy and guidance based on the company’s policy needs.

Mental Well-Being Support
Licensed mental health professionals are available to provide education and well-being support to empower employees and help them recognize and overcome stressors related to work life balance.

Fitness, Dietary, and Healthy Living Recommendations
St. Luke’s exercise physiologists, dieticians and athletic trainers can provide guided recommendations for getting back on track after time off including dietary education and fitness guidance.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
Care Now providers will complete COVID-19 PCR testing (short nasal swab) for asymptomatic employees as part of pre-employment or return to work screening.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Care Now is offering FDA approved COVID-19 antibody blood screenings that indicates if an employee was positive before and does not indicate whether they are currently infected.

“We are planning a measured and strategic approach to allowing Pennsylvanians to return to work safely to prevent a resurgence of the virus,” says Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s website. “This must be done in the most effective, efficient and risk-averse method possible to balance our return to economic stability, while at the same time continuing to keep Pennsylvanians safe by controlling the spread of disease.”

St. Luke’s is ready to help.

“You can trust St. Luke’s now more than ever to provide you with the highest quality of care from our dedicated team of professionals,” says Guerin. “We’re here, and we’re ready for you.”

For more information, visit sluhn.org/COVID-19, call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 4 or email InfoLink@sluhn.org.

 

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 more than 15,000 employees providing services at 11 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.