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Forbes survey ranks St. Luke’s among best employers in Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA – St. Luke’s University Health Network is the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of employers in Pennsylvania, which was published Tuesday.

Forbes said it partnered with market research firm Statista to survey 70,000 workers at companies (minimum of 500 employees) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“Employee loyalty is a hallmark of organizations that do right by their workers and community,” Forbes said in the article about its findings.

Participants were asked if they would recommend their employer to others, and to evaluate their employer based on working conditions, diversity, compensation packages, potential for development, company image and more. All surveys were anonymous to encourage candor. As with all Forbes lists, companies paid no fee to participate.

Forbes’ best-in-state recognition is one of numerous employer-related distinctions St. Luke’s has earned recently.

Last month, St. Luke’s was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s was the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and was one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation.

“St. Luke’s works diligently to attract and retain female employees throughout every level of our organization,” Evan Ochs, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, said in reference to the best-employers-for-women designation. “Women have unique needs and skillsets, and St. Luke’s strives to support both. This recognition from Forbes is the latest confirmation that St. Luke’s is a caring organization that believes our employees are our most important asset.”

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 2023 nationally, in Pennsylvania and 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 2023.

To view Forbes’ best-in-state list, click here.

Jay Edwards

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