Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute

This one-of-a-kind facility reimagines rehabilitation care for the 21st century with leading-edge technology and personalized treatment in a comfortable space close to home.

The experts at Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, located on the Saint Luke's South Hospital campus, guide patients along their journey to recovery in the only comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital of its kind in the Kansas City region—all while keeping them close to their homes and families.

From inpatient to outpatient rehabilitation, our goal is simple: help patients gain back their independence. While treatments and outcomes depend on the patient, we offer a range of specialized rehabilitation services and are among the national leaders in several areas.


Explore the Rehabilitation Institute and hear from our specialists.

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Every potential patient will be thoroughly evaluated upon referral from a physician.

Physicians can refer a patient by calling 913-296-5199


Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is on the east side of the Saint Luke’s South Hospital campus in Overland Park, Kansas, near many hotels, restaurants, and other amenities.

About Overland Park

The Saint Luke’s difference

At the Rehabilitation Institute, our recovery outcomes match or exceed those of world-renowned facilities.

  • Discharge-to-home rate higher than regional average across stroke, brain, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Patient self-care improvement higher than national average for stroke, amputations, brain and spinal cord injuries.
  • 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, which recognizes organizations in the 95th percentile or above in patient experience.

Patients work with a consistent care team throughout their stay to ensure comfort and continuity of care. After assessing the patient’s needs, abilities, and goals, our experts create a care plan tailored to each patient. We offer: 

  • Suite of 17 advanced-tech robotic devices
  • World-class 100,000-square-foot facility close to home
  • One-to-one individualized therapy
  • One primary physiatrist and therapist working with you throughout your stay
  • Gyms and communal areas for music, art, and other recreational therapies
  • Sixty private rooms, as well as apartment-style rooms, to help patients learn to navigate in real-world environments
  • An 11,000-square-foot outdoor garden featuring many different surfaces for patients to navigate and various terrain for mobility training 
  • Personalized plans that include medication, appropriate therapies, and psychological and emotional support from both professionals and peers



Lisa M Hermes, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Venessa A Lee, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Matthew Casey Martinez, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Salvatore J Miceli, DO

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Kimberly Jo Poecker, DO

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Brad T Steinle, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


We offer a range of specialized rehabilitation services and are among the national leaders in several areas:


Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
12300 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
Referrals: 913-296-5199
More Information: 913-296-5000

Learn more about our 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award®



Health News You Can Use: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Each year, nearly 18,000 people in the U.S. suffer a spinal cord injury, which can be debilitating or even paralyzing.

KMBC: Two Kansas City Current Players Show Support for Patient Rehabilitating from Truck Accident
A Saint Luke's patient in Overland Park received a surprise visit Thursday from two Kansas City Current players who heard about his story and wanted to encourage him with his recovery.
Kansas City Man Gets Life-Saving Heart Transplant After Recovering from Paraplegia with Years of Rehabilitation
After a devastating heart attack and spinal cord stroke left him unable to move his legs, Adrian Weiner's determination and persistence with rehabilitation made it possible for the local husband and father to get a life-saving heart transplant.
KMBC: Chillicothe pastor goes home in time for Christmas after recovering from paralyzing stroke
KMBC talked to Dr. Venessa Lee about Chuck Greever's inspiring recovery story.
KMBC: Kansas City hospital using music therapy to help COVID-19 and other patients recover
KMBC talked to Katie Fortino about the many benefits of music therapy and Dr. Tony Zink about why he and his wife started the program at Saint Luke's.
KSHB: COVID-19 patient gets surprise sendoff after 10 months in the hospital

Phil, a COVID-19 survivor is going home after nearly ten months in hospitals. He was surprised with a special send-off as he was discharged from

After Told He May Not Survive, Rehabilitation Helps COVID-19 Long-Hauler Walk and Talk Again
After suffering a severe case of COVID-19, Marty Beasley had to relearn how to do everything. He trusted the team at Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute to get him back on his feet.
KCTV: COVID long-hauler credits Saint Luke's with saving his life, warns others of severity of symptoms
KCTV talked to one COVID long-hauler and Dr. Brad Steinle about the long-term effects of the virus and how rehabilitation plays an important role in recovery.