Impacting Community: Increasing Outreach Programs
As a leader in clinical and community education, St. Luke’s is dedicated to improving the health of the community. We offer a wide range of health and wellness education opportunities to the community, with many free and low-cost programs available. Each year, more than 40,000 people participate in healthy living classes and events, screenings, worksite wellness programs and clinical education through
Day of Dance
On February 23, 2019, over 1,200 women joined us for our annual Day of Dance event at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield. The event featured over 15 different dance instructors and sessions, retail partners, vendor booths and free screenings. Often touted as the “largest dance party in St. Louis,” Day of Dance brings people of all ages and all areas of the St. Louis region together with a mission to improve health.
Coffee with Chris
On May 22 and May 30, St. Luke’s invited the community to Coffee with Chris, to discuss updates and improvements made a year from the St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital acquisition. Over 75 people attended to learn about new specialists, new services, new technologies and new health programs at St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital.
Conversations for Women
St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital hosts a series of health talks twice a year at the Lodge in Des Peres. The talks provide women in the community the education to help empower and inspire them to achieve their best health and wellness. Within the past year, we have held seven events on topics ranging from sleep health, nutrition, menopause and mindful living.
All Decked Out
On November 15, 2018, St. Luke’s hosted the annual All Decked Out event, an evening for women to enjoy appetizers, beverages, shopping and tips to stay healthy through the holidays and beyond. Over 285 women registered for the event to have Dessert with the Doctor, free health screenings and mini-massages.
Every year, St. Luke’s hosts Girl Talk, a free program that offers preteen girls ages 11 and older a chance to celebrate their individuality and spend an informative, inspiring and fun afternoon with the important adults who have a positive influence in their lives. Three interactive sessions and a physician panel helped over 100 preteens (and their moms) recognize their inner beauty, celebrate their differences and focus on their positive attributes as they navigate through the preteen years and beyond.
Mom & Baby Expo
Twice a year in the fall and spring, St. Luke’s hosts the Mom & Baby Expo, a free and informative event for new and expecting parents. This event was designed to help parents in the pregnancy planning through the transition to parenthood. The event brought over 160 people and included an informative panel of experts, a wide range of vendors and a guided tour of the maternity suites at
St. Luke’s Hospital.
Since St. Luke’s first began partnering with area employers to offer worksite wellness services in 2005, our Passport to Wellness Program has grown and now brings health screenings, flu shots and education to more than 175 St. Louis area employers, ranging in size from 30 to 4,500 employees.
Community Health Needs Assessment
2019 marks St. Luke’s Hospital’s third and St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital’s first community health needs assessment (CHNA). The population health data was collected on three tiers: at the regional level (St. Louis City and St. Louis County), at the sub-county level (St. Louis County, particularly West and South), and at the local, hospital level. St. Luke’s collaborated with partners throughout the process, and in particular with the St. Louis Partnership for a Healthy Community and the St. Louis County Diabetes Collaborative, which includes Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital South, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes Jewish West County Hospital. St. Luke’s also held independent focus groups and collected data specific to our patient population and community.
Based on the findings, St. Luke’s Hospital will develop implementation plans to address four identified priorities: diabetes, opioid use disorder, health literacy and cultural competency and access to care for seniors. St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital will address access to care and nutrition and weight status. To view the full CHNA report, visit stlukes-stl.com.