St. Luke’s Named Top Workplace

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Caption: CEO & President Rick Anderson.

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named the Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Morning Call. This is the second year in a row that St. Luke’s has been recognized as a Top Workplace.

In addition, St. Luke’s has been named a Top Workplace nationally, in the Philadelphia region and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s is the ONLY healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked healthcare entity in the nation to be designated a Top Workplace in 2024.

Richard A. Anderson, President & CEO of St. Luke’s, also received the 2024 Top Workplace Leadership Award from The Morning Call based on the feedback from St. Luke’s employees.

Evan Ochs, Senior Vice President, Human Resources for St. Luke’s, accepted the awards and stated the following during her acceptance speech: “I have the privilege of accepting this award, but I am only one of 20,000 reasons we are receiving this award.  This award is a result of, and for, our employees… all 20,000 strong and growing.  Our people, all 20,000, have that ‘secret sauce’ that our CEO, Richard Anderson, always references.  It’s what I see every single day from our employees.  It’s that secret sauce of devotion to what they do, loyalty, caring and compassionate behaviors, no matter what role they fill on the team.”

The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a confidential third-party survey administered by Energage LLC, an employee engagement technology company. The survey measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection.

Of 42,000 organizations nationally that participated, St. Luke’s ranked 47th. On average, less than 3 percent of eligible organizations earn a Top Workplaces designation.

“We are thrilled to announce the publication of the Top Workplaces USA award winners in collaboration with USA TODAY,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “This award showcases the nation’s outstanding organizations and underscores the importance of prioritizing the employee experience in today’s workplace landscape. We congratulate all the winners on this remarkable achievement.”

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 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $3.4 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, the Network established the Lehigh Valley’s first and only four-year medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 45 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with more than 400 residents and fellows. In 2022, St. Luke’s, a member of the Children’s Hospital Association, opened the Lehigh Valley’s first and only free-standing facility dedicated entirely to kids.

SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital.  The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/PINC AI 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY.  In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.  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.  The Network is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.


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