From left, St. Luke’s employees Network Director Community Health Clinical Operations Kathy Ramson; Marketing Director Mary Beth Golab; Vice President of Community Health Rajika Reed; Chief Marketing Officer Ken Szydlow.
St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) has received the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society’s (PRPS) Community Champion Award for its community partnership programs that promote nature’s public health benefits. The award was presented at PRPS’s annual banquet which was held March 31.
The community award is given to recognize individuals, groups, or partner organizations that have made an outstanding contribution through their commitment to a parks and recreation related program, event, or initiative, and that have stimulated local, regional, state or national interest in parks and recreation goals and objectives.
SLUHN received this award in recognition of five of its community partnerships:
- Get Your Tail on the Trail
- Walk with a Doc
- Summer Feeding
- Nature-based Placemaking/Walk Works
- Free Farmer’s Market (Quakertown).
“It is extremely rewarding to receive an award based on the partnership between our health network and the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society,” said Kathy Ramson, DNP, RN, Network Director Community Health Clinical Operations. “This collaboration has promoted our ability to execute programs designed to meet the needs of our population as identified though our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). “
Note: Walk With a Doc Spring and Summer series will start on National Walking Day (April 6) at The Park at 4th in Quakertown.
The Get Your Tail on the Trail (www.tailonthetrail.org) 165-mile challenge, starts on May 1.