‘Talk With Your Doctor’ TV Show Featuring St. Luke’s Physicians Wins AP Award

Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors has awarded its first-place recognition for best regularly scheduled news or sports talk program to “Talk With Your Doctor” featuring St. Luke’s University Health Network providers.

The award was announced at PAPME’s annual awards banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Harrisburg on Friday. 

The Nielsen-rated “Talk With Your Doctor,” which airs at 6:30 pm on Monday evenings on Channel 69 (WFMZ-TV), features St. Luke’s physicians, advanced practitioners and other providers discussing the latest medical advancements and advice for healthy living.

A joint project of St. Luke’s University Health Network and WFMZ-TV, “Talk With Your Doctor” is in its 21st season.

 Photo Caption: Karen Boksan with AP award.


“I am delighted that our show has received this recent recognition and grateful to our St. Luke’s health care providers for their willingness to share their expertise with the community,” said Karen Boksan, the show’s executive producer and a marketing director at St. Luke’s.

Show topics during the 2018 season included the opiod crisis, breast cancer, epilepsy, animal-borne illnesses and atrial fibrillation.    

Co-hosted by Doug Eberhart and St. Luke’s physician chiefs, “Talk With Your Doctor” has also been recognized by the Communicator Awards, the Aster Awards, the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania, the Health Information Awards and the International Association of Business Communicators.

  

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 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 320 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 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 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with 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.  In 2019, three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals.  St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health seven times total and five 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.