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Wellness 101 Show Wins Emmy for The Production Pocketknife, LLC and St. Luke’s University Health Network
September 20, 2020

Bethlehem, PA – St. Luke’s University Health Network and The Production Pocketknife, LLC are pleased to announce their original online show, “Wellness 101” has an Emmy Award in it’s first year of competition.

“Wellness 101” is an interactive and funny health and wellness online series highlighting the most current health issues to help the average Joe stay well. Wellness 101 was honored in the Branded Content category for the episode Wellness 101 Show: General Workplace Safety. Award recipients for Wellness 101 are Ken Szydlow, executive producer; Steve Andrews, producer and Jeff Hartney, creator/director.

“I wanted to create something impactful, yet relatable. Health care information can sometimes be overwhelming. My main goal was to help people,” says Hartney.

When it came time to find a healthcare professional to partner with, Hartney looked no further than St. Luke’s University Health Network. “We are extremely proud of our first co-production with Jeff Hartney and The Production Pocketknife,” says Ken Szydlow, vice president and chief marketing officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network and executive producer of Wellness 101. “This innovative show provides simple but important health and wellness information in a humorous and easy-to-watch format.”

“It’s a privilege and honor to have won, as well as to have partnered with St. Luke’s University Health Network,” adds Hartney. “It’s a pivotal time to educate our community on how to stay healthy and share important information from healthcare experts in a way we can all relate.” The future is bright for St. Luke’s and The Production Pocketknife, as they plan their children’s series “Wellness 101 Junior.” Hartney, a father of two in the Bethlehem Area School District, knows this information is crucial for a successful and safe school year. Local Area School Districts have already shown interest in the show, including Bethlehem Area School District, Wilson Area School District, Southern Lehigh School District and Philipsburg Area School Districts. Show topics include mental and emotional health, proper hygiene and of course, how to fight COVID19.

The new series will feature animation, including a loveable side kick bumblebee, “Wellbee,” animated by Magik World Animation, located in Easton, PA. “Wellness 101 Junior” is tentatively set to air online in the Fall of 2020.

To learn more about “Wellness 101” visit https://www.youtube.com/wellness101show






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 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 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. Two 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.