HIMSS Analytics announced St. Luke’s University Health Network of Bethlehem has achieved Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM. St. Luke’s five Pennsylvania-based hospitals have received this recognition based on the progress made toward full implementation of Electronic Medical Record. St. Luke’s is the first hospital/health network in the Lehigh Valley to earn the designation.
PPL Corp. of Allentown said it donated $2.1 million to support education last year. PPL said it gave more than $1.3 million to dozens of education organizations under the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s Education Improvement Tax Credit program. PPL also funded 72 educational institutions, including colleges and universities, through grants that exceeded $880,000.
Through the EITC program, the state encourages businesses to contribute toward pre-kindergarten programs, scholarships and educational improvement organizations to expand educational opportunities for students. Since the program began in 2001, PPL has contributed more than $10 million toward education in the state. The recipients must be qualified by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.
During the fall 2012 checkout scanning campaign at 45 Wegmans stores, hunger relief donations totaled $1.38 million.
Locally, the promotion earned $58, 573 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley. The money was raised between the Allentown, Bethlehem and Nazareth-area stores.
Check Out Hunger and Care About Hunger programs allow customers to donate $1, $2 $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout with 100 percent of the proceeds going to each store’s local food bank.
Jaindl Corp. of Orefield captured the 2013 Societas Award for responsible corporate conduct at a Jan. 31 award ceremony at DeSales University. Jaindl Corp. was honored for demonstrating responsible corporate conduct in terms of legal compliance, corporate and individual accountability, commitment to stakeholders and social responsibility. Two other finalists for the award were Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba and Prudential Patt, White Real Estate.
USA Architects of Easton said its design of the new Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School in the Parkland School District received an Award of Merit by the American Institute of Architects Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. The architect said the district administration also was deeply involved in the designing of the 74,409-square-foot, 600-student school.
Compiled by stacy wescoe