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Saint Luke’s nine metro and regional Emergency Departments deliver the same heart and stroke protocols developed by the world renowned Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.

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Saint Luke's Emergency Services

Saint Luke’s nine Emergency Departments (EDs) are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our physicians are board certified in a combination of specialties, including emergency medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics—and are prepared to handle any medical emergency.

Innovative, lifesaving care

Our EDs provide a network of world-class stroke and heart care for patients across Kansas and Missouri. All Saint Luke’s emergency physicians and nurses are trained in the same care protocols that have earned Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute a reputation for innovative, lifesaving care.

Forensic nursing

Saint Luke’s Emergency Departments also include specially trained staff to treat victims of inflicted violence: sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. These nurses are credentialed and/or board certified as forensic examiners (SANE). They collaborate with law enforcement, advocacy programs, and prosecutors to ensure bedside crisis advocacy and to document forensic injuries—while also tending to the patient’s physical and emotional injuries. Victims of inflicted violence may access these services at any Saint Luke’s Emergency Department. To reach the program director, call 816-932-1399.

Psychiatric care

Saint Luke’s EDs also feature a unique psychiatric emergency response team linked by telemedicine to our inpatient behavioral health specialists at Saint Luke’s North Hospital–Smithville. Patients are able to be screened through a secured network connection, with treatment recommendations made to the emergency physician. Should inpatient treatment be needed, the psychiatric team will help find placement.


  • Hear Connie Brogan, R.N., a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.), discuss violence and sexual abuse, what to do if you’ve been a victim of assault, and Saint Luke's Forensic Care Program available at all of our Emergency Departments.