Recognized in 2003 with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Saint Luke’s Health System is a not-for-profit integrated health system with 11 hospitals and numerous primary and specialty care physician practices in the Kansas City metropolitan and surrounding areas. The health system has 1,318 licensed beds in Missouri and Kansas and more than 1,300 physicians on its active medical staff.
In addition to providing quality care, Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to education and research. It is an active center of medical education and a primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. One of Saint Luke’s Hospital’s many strengths is the Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute, which is world-renowned for its work in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. As the region’s premier cardiac center, the Heart Institute also supports an active heart transplant program. This facility features a team of 36 cardiologists, four cardiothoracic surgeons, five cardiac anesthesiologists, and 350 cardiac nurses. Physicians and researchers at the Heart Institute regularly participate in the research of new coronary treatment devices and medications. A new heart institute is under construction and will open in fall 2011.
Saint Luke’s Health System also is nationally recognized for its programs in cancer, neurological disorders, and stroke. It is a regional leader in orthopedic procedures and organ transplantation, and it operates specialty centers in digestive diseases, diabetes, and arthritis. In addition to cardiovascular research, Saint Luke’s Hospital’s other primary research strengths include oncology, immunology, and infectious diseases, particularly as they relate to translational research and clinical trials.
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