Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Committed to Equity. Committed to All.
At Saint Luke’s, we celebrate people. All people. Our teams, our patients, our neighbors across the metro and beyond. From the heart of the historic Country Club Plaza to the nearby farming communities of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Iola, Kansas, the Saint Luke’s family looks like the communities we serve. Rich in culture and deeply American in our kaleidoscope of color, culture, identity, life experiences, and values.
We’re proud to be one of the country’s first hospitals to prioritize health equity in order to advance care. It’s part of our proud heritage. But, more than that, we’re proud of our work today. For people of color. For the LGBTQ community. For those managing the daily struggles of a physical or behavioral health condition. These are our people; all of them. And we celebrate them all.
A Promise to Patients
Patients and families in our care become extended members of the Saint Luke’s family. That means they should expect nothing less than dignity and respect. No matter their background, life experiences, or beliefs. Regardless of race, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. That’s our promise.
To help us keep this promise, the Saint Luke’s Patient and Family Advisory Council is here. Committed to listening to all voices, this Council fosters collaboration between Saint Luke’s and its patients with one goal in mind: keep improving the patient experience. Learn more about the Saint Luke's Patient and Family Advisory Council.
A Team of Equals
We know the more diverse the voices are around the table, the better the decisions will be in the end.
From our staff to our business partners, we’re dedicated to a culture that values our differences and enables anyone to rise, so long as their passion is the mission and their skills are Saint Luke’s strong.
As a result of our diversity and inclusion initiatives, Saint Luke’s has been recognized by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Urban League of Kansas City, Project Equality, and The Kansas City Business Journal, which named the health system among the Best Places to Work.
More Than an Ally, An LGBTQ Leader
From our continued support for the Kansas City AIDS Walk as the first corporate sponsor to our growing transgender roadmap of care offerings, Saint Luke’s consistently shows its PRIDE as an ardent supporter of Kansas City’s LGBTQ community and beyond.
Partners in Progress
Our commitment to inclusion goes beyond the frontlines; it extends to our diverse network of suppliers and vendors. We do this with intent to support the economic growth of our multi-faceted communities and build relationships with quality businesses that have LGBTQ+, minority, or women owners.
Saint Luke’s looks for business partners offering:
- Advanced technologies providing high-quality care to patients.
- Products and services ensuring an industry leading position for the health system.
- Processes and services that will keep our business running efficiently.
A few of Saint Luke’s business partners that have LGBTQ+, minority, and women owners include:
BE SERENE™ x Goodwill Brands™
Kenton Brothers Inc.
Perfect Output, LLC
Perfect Output, LCC dba Laser Equipment
Scrubs PRN, INC dba Scrub Hub
Technology Group Solutions, LLC