Saint Luke’s Health System announced today it will consolidate its corporate offices into a single corporate headquarters, to be located at 901 E. 104th St., Kansas City, MO 64131. This move will represent the first time in the history of the health system that all corporate functions will be located at a single site.
The new system headquarters will ultimately occupy more than 120,000 square feet and will be home to more than 600 employees who now provide shared services to the 10 hospitals and campuses, and ancillary service groups that make up Saint Luke’s Health System in the bi-state Kansas City region. Saint Luke’s Health System currently employs more than 9,600 people in Missouri and Kansas. The multi-phased move will be timed to maximize efficiency and save costs with departments being relocated as current leases expire. The consolidation is expected to result in more than $5 million of lease costs savings over the next 15 years.
"This move provides tremendous benefit to the entire health system and the goals and objectives we have set to reduce cost and improve efficiency and collaboration," said Melinda L. Estes, M.D., president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System. "Health care today requires all of us to be looking to streamline our processes, reduce waste, and enhance collaboration, productivity, and communication. This move allows us to do all of those things and I personally am very excited about this next chapter in the history of Saint Luke’s Health System."
Approximately 325 employees, including Saint Luke’s Health System executive leadership, will move in phase 1 which will involve nearly 70,000 square feet of leased space and is expected to begin the first quarter of 2014. Departments to be consolidated at the new site include legal, finance and accounting, marketing and public relations, and materials management, among others.
"This announcement by Saint Luke’s Health System is yet another demonstration of their long term commitment to the people of Kansas City and their continuing investment in the community they have served so well for more than 130 years," said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. "Kansas City is proud to be home for Saint Luke’s and the world class health care they deliver to citizens of our city, our region, and to those who travel from throughout the United States to receive care from Saint Luke’s physicians and hospitals."
Benefits include open space with collaborative work areas. The office space also provides large meeting areas necessary to accommodate new employee orientations, training, and other system functions.
"The decision to select this particular site was the result of a very deliberate and thoughtful process and we made our selection based on a set of very specific criteria," said Dr. Estes. "It was important to us to affirm our commitment to Kansas City and select an environment and workspace where we could create a true culture of collaboration and enhance our employees’ work experience."
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