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St. Luke’s Supports the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chambers PPE Drive
November 30, 2020

St. Luke’s is pleased support the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce’s distribution of PPE kits through their partnership between the Alliance of Montgomery County Chambers of Commerce and Montgomery County.

The Alliance is a collaboration of chambers serving members in Montgomery County. The mission is to provide a vehicle for open dialogue on current and emerging issues, to establish a forum for ongoing communication with elected officials on business-related topics, and to leverage a collective voice for business advocacy when deemed appropriate.

The Alliance’s first collective initiative is the distribution of PPE to area small businesses. The free PPE kits are for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees (1 kit per 10 employees).

“We are so excited to be able to provide these PPE kits for our local small businesses that are in need of PPE during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We want to be sure that our community stays safe during this time.” Luanne B. Stauffer, President of the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber.

Kits will be available for pick up at the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber office located at 300 Main Street, East Greenville, PA 18041. Kits are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9AM-1PM. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Additional pickup times available upon request. Please contact the Chamber office to reserve your kit(s) by calling 215.679.3336 or email info@upvchamber.org.

St. Luke’s couriers supported by transporting the PPE kits to the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber office where they are available for community businesses who are in need of PPE.

Members of the Alliance include, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Hatfield Chamber of Commerce, Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Norristown Chamber of Commerce, Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce, Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County, TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, and Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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 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.