The St. Luke’s Weight Management Center is hosting the 4th Annual Healthy Steps at Any Size 5K Walk.
- What: 4th Annual Healthy Steps at Any Size 5K Walk
- When: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018. Registration from 7:45 – 8:45 am. This is a rain or shine event.
- Where: Bethlehem Township Municipal Park, 2900 Farmersville Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020
The goal of the walk is to encourage people of all shapes and sizes to enjoy being active together. Children and families are welcome, and a number of St. Luke’s weight loss patients will be participating.
Obesity is a rising health care concern in the United States. It is one of the leading causes of the escalating cost of health care, as more than one third of the nation’s population – 79 million people – is considered obese.
Day-of registration is available from 7:45-8:45 a.m. for $30 – cash or check only. Proceeds will benefit efforts to combat childhood obesity in the Lehigh Valley.
Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, email@example.com
About St. Luke’sFounded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $1.9 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.