Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital FAQs

Did Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital close?

Yes. Due to the significant financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the extraordinarily difficult decision to close Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital.

The following primary and specialty care clinics remain available in the Cushing Medical Plaza building, located at 1001 6th Avenue:

Why was the decision made to close Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital?

Closing Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital was never our intent. In fact, we made substantial investments in Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital over the past several years to improve services and enhance facilities.

In 2019, we launched a new model for Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital that focused on emergency services—the area of greatest need within the Leavenworth community—as a way to set Cushing on a sustainable and successful future path.

We were only a few months into this new model when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Like health care organizations everywhere, we stocked up on resources and staffed up on people to prepare for a surge in cases. This increased expense came at the same time we had to defer elective procedures. These factors resulted in significant financial strain and ultimately led to the decision to close Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital.

Will I still be able to see my primary care/family medicine physician in Leavenworth?

Yes. Saint Luke’s Primary Care–Cushing will remain in the Cushing Medical Plaza building at 1001 6th Ave., on the third floor. You’ll be able to see your provider as usual. Call the office for more information at 913-651-6565.

Will I still be able to see my specialty physician?

Yes. Our specialty practices will remain in the Cushing Medical Plaza building, including Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular ConsultantsSaint Luke’s Endocrinology Specialists, Saint Luke’s Orthopedic Specialists, and a Saint Luke’s Surgical Specialists clinic.

Virtual visits are also now an option to meet with your provider for your scheduled appointment— without ever having to leave home.

Please contact your provider’s office for more details.

Where can I access services formerly offered at Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital?

You can access Emergency Services, Imaging/Radiology, Laboratory, and Cardiac Rehab services at other Saint Luke’s locations throughout the KC metro area.

The lab draw station remains available to patients in the Cushing Medical Plaza building.

To find a doctor, clinic, or service closest to you:

What if I have an emergency?

In an emergency, it’s important to get care quickly. Please dial 911 in case of an emergency. The nearest Saint Luke’s locations for emergency care are Saint Luke’s South Community Hospital near the Legends about 18 miles southeast of Leavenworth, and Saint Luke’s North Hospital–Barry Road about 22 miles east.

How can I schedule an appointment with a Saint Luke’s provider?

If you have been receiving care from a Saint Luke’s provider in Leavenworth, please contact your provider’s office for more details on plans and timeline.

If you would like to be connected with a Saint Luke’s provider for new care, visit saintlukeskc.org/doctor or our Saint Luke’s Concierge would be happy to help connect you with the office that will meet your needs—just call 816-932-5100.

What if I have additional questions that are not addressed here?

For any additional questions, please contact your Saint Luke’s clinic.

Saint Luke’s has proudly served the Leavenworth County community for more than a century, and we are committed to continue caring for you, your family, and your neighbors with resources available throughout the Kansas City metro area.