St. Luke's Health and Houston Public Media Win Regional Emmy


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St. Luke’s Health Providers Prominently Featured in Award-Winning “TESTED” Series

A 12-part video series produced by Houston Public Media in partnership with St. Luke’s Health was recently honored with a regional Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Art and Sciences in the category of Health/Medical Short or Long Form Content. The program, “TESTED,” provides viewers with an up-close, in-depth view of how COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic has changed Houston’s healthcare landscape.

The “TESTED” series has garnered more than 7,884,000 media impressions including television, radio and digital since it first aired in January, 2021 and was previously honored with a 2021 Silver Telly Award

“’TESTED” provides a front row seat of the hardships that our caregivers have grappled with for almost two years, since the first COVID-19 case presented at St. Luke’s Health, setting in motion unprecedented precautions, innovative research and therapies that are continuing to evolve as we learn more about this common enemy,” said Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s Health and Senior Vice President of CommonSpirit Health, T. Douglas Lawson, Ph.D. “We commend Houston Public Media for telling such a complex story in real-time. It is a compelling account of what our frontline caregivers have been through. If you have not watched it yet, I highly encourage you to do so,” Lawson said. 

All 12 episodes are available for viewing, including the final episode, which focuses on future pandemics and how Houston will be better prepared, featuring interviews with St. Luke's Health CEO and SVP of CommonSpirit Health, T. Doug Lawson, Ph.D., President, William McKeon, and Dr. Eric Boerwinkle of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

About St. Luke’s Health

St. Luke’s Health includes 16 general hospitals covering Greater Houston, Brazos Valley, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the research and teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine. St. Luke’s is also home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI) the top ranked heart center in Houston, and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center a nationally ranked NCI designated cancer center. Our integrated delivery network includes more than 380 employed and 1,600 clinically aligned network providers, and more than 11,000 employees delivering high value, nationally ranked quality and compassionate care along with our Christian ministry of healing. St. Luke’s Health is a member of CommonSpirit Health, a national nonprofit, Catholic health system with more than 140 hospitals covering 21 states and delivering care to more than 12.3 million patient visits annually.

Publish Date: 

Friday, December 10, 2021