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St Lukes Receives HAP Achievement Awards

St. Luke's Receives Two Achievement Awards

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of PA (HAP) Recognizes Innovation in Health Care

Bethlehem, PA (07/10/2013) - St. Luke's University Health Network was awarded two of the 19 achievement awards announced by the The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). Nineteen of Pennsylvania's most innovative hospital programs dealing with issues including patient satisfaction; workforce; public health and education; influenza, falls, and infection prevention; mortality reduction; oxygen therapy; and disaster preparedness have been named winners of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) 2013 Achievement Awards. Entries were received from hospital programs across the state.

St. Luke's Recognized in Patient Care and Workplace Categories

Patient Care - St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus

  • Breathing Made Easier: Qualifying Patients for Oxygen Therapy at Home

Workplace - St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem

  • My-E-Learning: A Process and Application Aligning Education and Training to a Hospital's Strategic Goals

Commitment to Patients, Communities and Employees

"All of the programs entered are examples of the commitment hospitals and health systems make, every day, to their patients, communities, and employees," said HAP President and CEO Andy Carter. "The 19 awardees are among the most innovative and creative in the health care field, and we salute their accomplishments."

"HAP's Achievement Awards program began in 1978 as a way to recognize the innovation of Pennsylvania's health care organizations," Carter said. "HAP member hospitals and health systems look and operate very differently now than they did back then, particularly in this era of reform. But one thing has not changed: their commitment to quality and continuous improvement as they deliver care in their communities."

Details about the award winning programs are available online at http://www.haponline.org/awards/.

The 2013 Achievement Award entries were evaluated by a 15-judge panel representing the public and private sectors, health care and business organizations, the media, and for-profit and nonprofit entities.

About HAP

HAP is a statewide membership services organization that advocates for nearly 240 Pennsylvania acute and specialty care, primary care, subacute care, long-term care, home health, and hospice providers, as well as the patients and communities they serve. Additional information about HAP is available online at www.haponline.org.


Denise Rader
Director, Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network
484-526-4104
Denise.Rader@sluhn.org