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The Kansas City Star: Another Kansas City health care system mandates COVID vaccinations for employees
The KC Star talked to Dr. Melinda Estes, President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System, about why the important decision was made.
Saint Luke’s Health System Announces Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination for All Employees
Saint Luke’s Health System (SLHS) announced today it will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 30, 2021.
KSHB: Doctor talks heat safety ahead of 'Rock the Parkway' half marathon & 5K
KSHB talked to  Dr. Todd Fristo about staying safe in the heat as temperatures climbed.
KMBC: Kansas City doctor: Getting COVID-19 booster shot, flu shot should be a high priority
Dr. Sarah Boyd warns that the health system can't take two pandemics at once.
KCTV: Saint Luke's offers low dose lung cancer screenings
Since the start of the pandemic, Saint Luke's has seen more late-stage cancers in patients. Preventive cancer screenings are a key step in finding cancers early, starting treatment, and better outcomes.
KMBC: Lee's Summit hospital's ICU is at capacity, mostly with COVID-19 patients
Dr. Andrew Schlachter says Saint Luke's East has seen a 233% increase in COVID-19 patients in the last month.
KSHB: Overland Park Army Reservist pushes for COVID-19 vaccines after ICU stay
A 28-year-old veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves with no preexisting conditions. But now he's at home, recovering from COVID-19 after being admitted to a Saint Luke's Health System intensive-care unit.
KMBC: Center School District teachers learn how to address child trauma through program developed at Crittenton Children's Center

Teachers at the Center School District learned how to help children impacted by trauma and violence through a program developed by experts at

Good Morning America: Steep Increase of COVID hospitalizations
Good Morning America reports on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations drastically increasing with the delta variant across the country.