Modern Healthcare: BJC, Saint Luke's of Kansas City Merger to Close Soon

BJC Health System of St. Louis (“BJC”) and Saint Luke's Health System of Kansas City (“Saint Luke’s”) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine as an integrated, academic and patient-centric Missouri-based health system. The agreement follows a letter of intent signed in May 2023 by both organizations, and after satisfying all regulatory reviews. The transaction is expected to close Jan. 1, 2024.

As a combined system of approximately $10 billion in revenue with 28 hospitals and hundreds of clinics and service centers, BJC and Saint Luke’s will extend their shared commitment to deliver high-quality, affordable patient care to the communities they serve across Missouri, southern Illinois and eastern Kansas.

Saint Luke’s Health System CEO, Melinda L. Estes, MD, and BJC HealthCare President and CEO, Richard Liekweg sat down with Modern Healthcare to discuss the announcement and what the new integrated health system can potentially mean for patients and health care in our region. 

Read the full Modern Healthcare article here: BJC, Saint Luke's of Kansas City Merger to Close Soon

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