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About Saint Luke's Health System

Pioneering Health Care Innovation

Saint Luke’s Health System includes 10 hospitals across the Kansas City region, home care and hospice, behavioral health care, dozens of physician practices, and more. Saint Luke’s offers:

  • The region’s only heart transplant program, and one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular disease outcome research programs, at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute
  • Treatment for complex brain and spinal cord diseases, and the nation’s leading stroke reversal program dedicated to preventing and treating stroke, at Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute
  • A Level I trauma center
  • Advanced surgical care
  • Liver and kidney transplantation programs
  • A comprehensive maternal-fetal diagnostic and treatment center
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the highest level of neonatal care according to national standards)
  • An eICU, an innovative electronic intensive care patient care and monitoring program that spans multiple hospitals throughout the region and enhances outstanding bedside care
  • A nationally recognized children's behavioral health center

Learn more about the history of Saint Luke's Health System.


Saint Luke’s Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit, aligned health system committed to the highest levels of excellence in providing health care and health-related services in a caring environment. We are dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the diverse communities we serve.


The best place to get care. The best place to give care.


President and Chief Executive Officer – Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Network Operations & Development – Bob Bonney
Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive – Katherine A. Howell, R.N.
Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive – Leonardo J. Lozada, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources – Dawn Murphy
Senior Vice President, Continuum of Care Services, and CEO of Saint Luke’s Hospital – Julie Quirin
Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer – Chuck Robb
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel – Anne Strassfeld