St. Luke’s Named among Nation’s Best Employers for New Grads by Forbes

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been recognized as one of the nation’s Best Employers for New Grads, Forbes magazine announced today.

“As the Lehigh Valley’s only remaining locally controlled health care network and most preferred healthcare employer in the area, St. Luke’s is fully invested in the future of our community, and that means we work diligently to attract, train, retain and promote employees throughout every part of our organization,” Evan Ochs, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, said in reference to the designation. “This recognition is the latest confirmation that St. Luke’s is a caring organization that believes our employees are our most important asset.”

The Best Employers for New Grads have been identified in an independent survey from a sample of over 100,000 young U.S. professionals with less than 10 years of work experience. Respondents included employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people. The final score was based on two types of evaluations:

  • Personal / direct evaluations given by employees themselves.
  • Public / indirect evaluations given by friends and family members of employees, or members of the public who work in the same industry.

Over two million evaluations were considered.

St. Luke’s was the only local employer named to Forbes’ list of Best Employers for New Grads.

In August, St. Luke’s was named the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes’ ranking of employers in Pennsylvania and also was named by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. 

In a separate survey conducted in partnership with The Morning Call and other newspapers earlier this year, St. Luke’s was named a Top Workplaces 2024 nationally, in Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s was the only healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked health care entity in the nation to be deemed a Top Workplace in 2024.

See Forbes’ full list of Best Employers for New Grads, click here:

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 350+ 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 oldest School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 52 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with more than 500 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-starratings (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 10 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 Systemsnationally.  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.

Information provided to TVL by:

Sam Kennedy