PIAA District 11 Press Conference on Playoffs for 2018-19 Season

A press conference will be held Tuesday, September 25, in the Club Level Atrium at Coca-Cola Park to discuss the latest information, including rules and playoff structure, for Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s District 11’s 2018-2019 season. St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is the sports medicine provider for District 11.

A light lunch/refreshments will be served at 11 a.m. The press conference will follow at 11:30 a.m.

SLUHN and District 11 renewed their partnership in August.

“For the last five years, St. Luke’s has had the honor of working with the leadership of PIAA District 11 to establish the safest Championship Series for its student athletes,” said John Hauth, Senior Network Administrator, Sports Medicine Relations, at St. Luke’s. “PIAA District 11 sets the highest standards and we are excited to have earned its trust and the opportunity to continue as the District’s official sports medicine provider for the next five years.”

Robert Hartman, athletic director at Whitehall High School and PIAA District 11 Chairman, said, “SLUHN has served the schools and athletes that have participated in our championships with unparalleled care and passion.

“District 11 is delighted to be able to continue its partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network for the foreseeable future,” Hartman continued. “Finishing up year five of the initial agreement and continuing on for another five years was a goal of both of ours because of the synergy between two great organizations.”

News media interested in attending the events should email Hartman at hartmanb@whitehallcoplay.org.

Participants should enter the West Gate of the stadium at 1050 Iron Pigs Way and take the elevator to the Club Level.

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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 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill 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 region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It 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.