Saint Luke’s Health System today announced that it will be closing two sites at Saint Luke’s South Community Hospital as part of a strategic plan to focus resources on high-volume sites and continue to provide rapid access to high-quality emergency care where patient demand is greatest.
The two affected locations include Saint Luke’s Community Hospitals in Olathe and Shawnee. Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until December 23, 2022. Inpatient care will close earlier. All affected employees will have the option of remaining at Saint Luke’s.
Saint Luke’s introduced the community hospital model in 2018, providing patients with access to comprehensive emergency care close to home. Designed to help address emergency room overcrowding and long wait times plaguing hospitals in Kansas City and across the country, Saint Luke’s Community Hospitals allow patients to be seen, assessed and treated quickly. by board-certified emergency physicians, often door-to-door. – doctor time of less than 10 minutes.
“Our community hospitals have revolutionized the way we provide emergency and inpatient care and have been incredibly well received by patients,” said Bobby Olm-Shipman, CEO of Saint Luke’s South and East Region. “We want to make sure that we are focusing on where the demand is highest so that we can serve our patients where they need us most.”
Saint Luke’s will explore other options for the Olathe and Shawnee buildings so that they can continue to have a positive impact on these communities.
The Saint Luke Community Hospital locations that will remain open include:
- Leawood: 13200 State Line Road
- Legends in Kansas City, Kansas: 10544 Parallel Parkway
- Roeland Park – 4720 Johnson Drive
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