St. Luke’s VNA Earns SHPBest Superior Performer Awards
August 25, 2017


(August 2, 2017 – Bethlehem, PA) – St. Luke’s Visiting Nurse Association has earned the SHPBest Superior performer award for home Health and hospice.   The annual SHPBest™ program was created to acknowledge home health and hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to patients, families and caregivers of patients receiving home health and hospice care.  With the largest HHCAHPS benchmark in the nation, SHP is in a unique position to identify and recognize organizations that have made patient satisfaction a priority and have been rewarded for their efforts with high marks on the HHCAHPS survey.

SHPBest award recipients are determined by ranking the overall score for all SHP HHCAHPS clients. Providers that rank in the top 5% receive the Premier Performer award. Providers that rank in the top 20% receive the Superior Performer award.

Learn more about the SHPBest HHCAHPS award program methodology.

SHPBest Hospice Caregiver 2016 Winner

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.