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KSHB: New Saint Luke's Community Hospital in Shawnee Offers More Convenience

June 11, 2019

Saint Luke's opened a new community hospital in Shawnee on June 10. The new facility is the health system's sixth community hospital in the metro.

Saint Luke's Community Hospitals are true hospitals with all the capabilities of traditional emergency departments. The community hospitals can assess and manage all levels of emergencies and transfer patients to another appropriate facility if specialized care is needed.

KSHB talked to Dr. Ryan Gallagher, with Saint Luke's Community Hospital in Shawnee, about how the new location adds convenience to patients in the community.

"We've been able to keep the wait times here, on average, less than 10 minutes, which people seem to respond very well to," said Gallagher.

Watch the full story below.