Saint Luke's Health System announced today it will close two Saint Luke's South Community Hospital locations as part of a strategic plan to focus resources on higher volume locations and continue to provide fast access to high-quality emergency care where there is the greatest patient demand.
The two locations impacted include the Saint Luke's Community Hospitals in Olathe and Shawnee. Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until Dec. 23, 2022. Inpatient care will close sooner. All impacted employees will have opportunities to stay with Saint Luke’s.
Saint Luke's introduced the Community Hospital model in 2018, offering patients access to full-service emergency care close to home. Designed to help combat emergency room overcrowding and long wait times affecting hospitals in Kansas City and across the country, Saint Luke's Community Hospitals allow patients to quickly be seen, assessed, and treated by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, often with a door-to-doctor time of less than 10 minutes.
"Our Community Hospitals have revolutionized the way we offer emergency and inpatient care and have been incredibly well-received by patients," said Bobby Olm-Shipman, Saint Luke’s South and East Region CEO. "We want to make sure we are focusing on the locations experiencing the highest demand so we can serve our patients where they need us most."
Saint Luke's will explore other options for the Olathe and Shawnee buildings so they can continue to positively impact these communities.
Saint Luke's Community Hospital locations that will remain open include:
- Leawood: 13200 State Line Road
- The Legends in Kansas City, Kansas: 10544 Parallel Parkway
- Roeland Park – 4720 Johnson Drive
About Saint Luke’s Health System
Saint Luke’s Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit, aligned health system committed to providing the highest levels of excellence in compassionate health care and health-related services. Saint Luke’s has more than 16 hospitals and campuses and more than 200 primary care and specialty offices treating patients in 65 specialty services across 67 counties in Missouri and Kansas. Saint Luke’s has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the elite hospitals in the nation. For more than 135 years, Saint Luke’s has been dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the diverse communities we serve. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn