Diversity at St. Luke's
St. Luke's Hospital believes that valuing differences is the best way to
achieve optimum performance from a diversified work force.
Acknowledging diversity means empowering employees to perform at their
highest potential. St. Luke's does not and will not discriminate based on age, race,
creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
A progressive partnership between St. Luke's and the Arc of East Central Iowa
Project SEARCH has been very successful in assisting individuals with disabilities to acquire the skills necessary to become employed. Nearly 80 percent of Project SEARCH participants who complete the program are employed after graduation.
A hospital is an ideal location for Project SEARCH because health care is a growing industry and provides a wide variety of jobs for individuals to explore.
The goal of Project SEARCH is to simulate a true work environment as much as possible. The immersion into the workplace through internships provides a training atmosphere no classroom can replicate. Project SEARCH participants serve in a variety of roles at UnityPoint Health, including:
- Environmental Services
- Patient Transport
- Patient Access
- Patient Communication
- Central Supply
- Food Services
- Human Resources
For additional information about Project SEARCH, please visit the Arc of East Central Iowa website.