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Leadership & History

Saint Luke's East Hospital


Saint Luke's East Hospital is a faith-based, not-for-profit community hospital committed to the highest levels of excellence in providing health care and health services in a caring environment. As a member of Saint Luke's Health System, we are committed 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.


  • Chief Executive Officer–Ron Baker, FACHE, CMPE
  • Chief Nursing Officer–Gloria Solis, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC
  • Chief Financial Officer–Matt Marino, CPA


In 2005, Saint Luke’s East Hospital began opening in phases. The Emergency Department, diagnostic radiology, and lab opened in March; outpatient surgery, rehabilitation, and the medical office building opened in April.

In 2006, the two-story, 52-bed hospital building opened and included Lee’s Summit’s only maternity center. Less than three years later, the hospital completed a $51.7 million expansion, adding 30 additional inpatient beds, six Emergency Department beds, and two new operating rooms. In 2010, Saint Luke’s East Hospital added 30 beds, bringing the facility’s total to 117 beds.

The hospital expanded again in 2011, which brought the total bed count to 171. It also added:

  • A fifth floor the hospital
  • A new patient services building, including a new ICU and NICU
  • An expanded Emergency Department and surgery center
  • Additional parking

In 2015, the hospital began construction to add an additional 30 beds to the medical/surgical unit and complete the fifth floor. This expansion was completed in 2016 and the hospital currently has 201 beds.