Saint Luke’s East Hospital Maternity Center

Named in the Top 10% of U.S. hospitals for maternity by U.S. News & World Report

Saint Luke’s East Hospital Maternity Center was designed with you in mind—providing family-centered care for our littlest patients and their parents. Our services range from low intervention, natural childbirth with our certified nurse midwife, to high-tech care for high-risk pregnancies.

Saint Luke’s East maternity care has been named in the Top 10% of hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.

With our centralized location, we conveniently serve eastern Jackson County in Missouri and Johnson County in Kansas.

Our maternity center offers:

  • Spacious private rooms with accommodations for your support person
  • Room service meals and refreshments available for mom and sleeping accommodations for your support person
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with space for parents to room-in with baby and designed specifically for twins
  • A secure environment with restricted access, a separate entrance, and 24-hour security
  • Breastfeeding support from certified lactation consultants during your hospital stay and after discharge
  • Recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield as “Blue Distinction Center Plus” for maternity care for our demonstrated history of quality care, treatment expertise, and better patient results
  • Missouri “Show-Me 5” recognition by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services for our adoption of evidence-based maternity care practices that support breastfeeding

Take a virtual tour to learn more about important locations, such as our Level III NICU, spacious birthing suites, and parking.

Call us at 816-347-5287 or contact us online.


Saint Luke’s offers a variety of online classes to help prepare for a new baby. Our interactive online courses cover essential information about childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care.

Online classes include access to:

  • Videos, animations, optional read-along audio
  • Quizzes, interactive exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
  • Contraction timer
  • Audio library with soothing sounds, lullabies, and relaxation exercises

View classes.

Online Pre-Registration

Delivering at Saint Luke’s? Complete your paperwork today.

Register now.


Saint Luke's Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are specially designed nurseries in the hospital that provide around-the-clock care to premature babies and those who need additional support. They are staffed by neonatal health care experts who have special training and equipment to provide the individualized care your baby needs.

Saint Luke’s East Hospital offers a Level III NICU, providing specialty care for babies born at 30 weeks gestation or greater, as well as babies born with critical illness at all gestational ages.

Learn more about the NICU.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Saint Luke’s Hospital Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists provide expert and personalized care for high-risk pregnancies. At Saint Luke’s, close monitoring and consistent communication let us better coordinate a personalized care plan.

Learn more about the conditions we treat.


Lisa L Amsterdam, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Courtney Ann Angell, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mary Ellen Brulja, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Toni L Buchheit, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Peter J Caruso, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Susan M Suozzo Ezell, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rocco Jason Florio, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bret S Gordon, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cathanie W Halberstadt, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clare M Hinchey, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Julia C Johnson, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Katherine Louise Jones-Grady, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rebecca P Lobell, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sarah R Pearl, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Carla R Pearman, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kathleen S Thill, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amanda Wait, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology


Saint Luke’s East Hospital  
100 NE Saint Luke's Blvd.  
Lee's Summit, MO 64086  
Phone: 816-347-5287  
Contact us


Jan. 2, 2023

FOX4: Saint Luke's New Year's Babies

The first babies of the new year have arrived at Saint Luke's Health System. 
Oct. 27, 2022

FOX4: Report Shows Mental Health-Related Issues Are Leading Cause of Death for New Mothers

FOX4 talked to Dr. Sarah Pearl about how the findings emphasize why it's so important for medical providers to take their time and invest in each patient. 
Sep. 20, 2022

KSHB: Breastfeeding Support Groups Reopened After Pandemic

Saint Luke's is pleased that our in-person Breastfeeding Support Groups were been re-opened in the spring to new mothers with children under 3 months. But now, they have expanded access back to mothers and support people at any stage in their breastfeeding journey. 
Jul. 13, 2022

KSHB: Local Gynecologist Discusses Impact of Period Product Supply Shortage, Alternatives

KSHB talked to Dr. Rebecca Lobell about the impact of the shortage on a person's health and safe alternative options.
Jun. 24, 2022

Fox News: 14 Maternity and NICU Nurses Pregnant at the Same Time at Missouri Hospital

Fourteen nurses who work in the NICU and Labor & Delivery department of Saint Luke's East Hospital are pregnant at the same time.
Jun. 14, 2022

Good Morning America: More than a Dozen Nurses Pregnant at Same Time at Kansas City Hospital

The NICU/Labor and Delivery Unit of Saint Luke's East Hospital is experiencing a baby boom among its staff.
Jun. 10, 2022

KMBC: Saint Luke's East Hospital Seeing Baby Boom Among Its Staff

KMBC talked to new and expecting mothers as 14 members of the NICU and labor and delivery teams are expecting at Saint Luke's East.
May. 31, 2022

FOX4: Maternal Mental Health Month: OB-GYN Encourages Mothers to Reach Out for Help

FOX4 talked to Dr. Sarah Pearl about when new and expecting mothers should reach out for help.
Jun. 3, 2022

Health News You Can Use: Maternal Mental Health

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common complication during pregnancy or within the first year after delivery.
Jul. 30, 2019

FOX4: Saint Luke’s East Hospital holds fifth annual breastfeeding parade

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, hundreds of moms and babies attended Saint Luke's annual breastfeeding parade.
May. 7, 2018

KMBC: Saint Luke’s East Hospital earns prestigious Missouri “Show-Me 5” Recognition

The award recognizes Saint Luke’s East Hospital as a center of adoption of evidence-based maternity care practices that support breastfeeding. Saint Luke's East Hospital has become the first in Eastern Jackson County to be given this recognition.
Jan. 19, 2018

KMBC: ‘Diaper Dozen’ reunites three years later

Six sets of twin born at Saint Luke's East in 2015 celebrate their third birthday together.
Apr. 11, 2018

KC Baby Magazine: Surviving Bed Rest

Bed rest often comes as a surprising prescription for pregnant women. The good news is that these days, bed rest should occur very rarely.