Saint Luke's Care
Saint Luke’s Care (SLC) is a physician-led organization dedicated to quality medical care through the use of evidence-based medicine.
Benefits of Joining Saint Luke’s Care
- Saint Luke’s Health System (SLHS) email and access
- Saint Luke’s Health System’s Concierge physician referral
- Search preference in online Find a Doctor tool
- Newsletter communication and opportunity to provide feedback on SLHS order sets
- Online health resources for your patients
- Group purchasing program that offers a 10-35 percent discount on supplies, services and pharmaceuticals
- Office staff savings of 20 percent on temporary or direct hire staffing through Top Resources
In order to be eligible for membership, physicians must:
- Be in good standing at a Saint Luke’s Health System facility
- Be committed to evidence-based medicine and to utilizing SLC Physician Order Sets, when appropriate to patient’s care
- Support and participate in clinical data collection and review
- Agree to participate in SLC-sponsored free CME programs
- Maintain proficiency in the SLHS clinical information systems
- Maintain an active email address for SLC communications (email will be kept confidential and used solely for important SLC or SLHS purposes)
More than 60 percent of SLHS staff physicians have volunteered to be SLC members. SLC communicates with its members via email, newsletters, Evidence-based Practice Team meetings, and informing the board of directors (the SLHS Physician Leadership Group).
Evidence-based Practice Teams
The work of SLC is accomplished through Evidence-based Practice Teams (EPTs). EPTs exist in the following medical and surgical specialty areas:
- Behavioral Medicine
- Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Primary Care
To date, the EPTs have developed and deployed more than 300 system-wide physician order sets, patient care guidelines, and physician education modules.
EPTs choose initiatives based on national quality recommendations and the most up-to-date, quality research. Subgroups of clinicians develop these ideas into projects, which are disseminated to SLC physician members for comment and feedback. Individuals are selected for feedback based on their clinical areas of practice that intersect the project. Data on the effects of the projects are collected by SLC and presented back to the EPTs for further project refinement.
View Saint Luke’s Care Evidence-based Practice Teams' (EPTs) documents.
Read past issues of Saint Luke’s Care’s PDF newsletters.