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USGA Picks St. Luke’s To Be Health Provider at U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship
August 04, 2021

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named the official Health Services Provider for the 42nd U.S. Senior Open Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

The championship, featuring some of the most accomplished and recognized golfers in the world, will take place June 21-26, 2022 at Saucon Valley Country Club’s Old Course. It will be the third time Saucon Valley has hosted the U.S. Senior Open and the third time St. Luke’s has served as the event’s exclusive medical provider.

“St. Luke’s is proud to have been chosen to provide its world-class health care for this prestigious championship,” said Robert Martin, senior vice president & chief strategy officer for St. Luke’s.

St. Luke’s will offer on-site treatment for fans and volunteers as well as an interactive experience on health and wellness.

St. Luke’s served as the exclusive medical provider for the U.S. Senior Open when it was played at Saucon Valley in 1992 and 2000. St. Luke’s also co-shared the medical services responsibilities for the U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Saucon Valley in 2009.

“The USGA is pleased to continue our relationship with St. Luke’s and trusts the U.S. Senior Open and its fans will be the beneficiaries,” said Bryan Miranda, USGA senior director, partnerships. “St. Luke’s will help elevate the championship by providing quality onsite healthcare coupled with their ability to offer a variety of interactive opportunities to educate the community and the fans about health and wellness.”

The U.S. Senior Open will feature a field of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk won this year’s championship at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club and is expected to defend his title in 2022.

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Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

 

About the U.S. Senior Open

The 42nd U.S. Senior Open, conducted by the United States Golf Association, will be held June 21-26, 2022 at Saucon Valley Country Club, in Bethlehem, Pa., and will feature a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players who are eligible to compete include Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Steve Stricker. This U.S. Senior Open will be the eighth USGA championship held at Saucon Valley Country Club. NBCUniversal will provide live television coverage of all four rounds of the championship. 

 

About the USGA

The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.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 flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health nine times total and seven years in a row, including in 2021 when it was identified as THE #1 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY.  In 2021, IBM Watson Health also named St. Luke’s among the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.  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.