Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to providing exceptional care for all patients and a safe and healthy atmosphere for our team.

Hospitals in and around Kansas City, Missouri, are overwhelmed amid a troubling spike in COVID-19 cases. 

Dr. Marc Larsen, operations director of Saint Luke's COVID-19 response team, talks to ABC News about the rise in cases and what that might mean for flu season if numbers stay this high. 

"The current trajectory and the rapid increase in infections is a big concern for me," Larsen told ABC News in an interview Friday. "And with our numbers where they are coming into influenza season, I worry that the facilities will continue to be pushed to the brink on our ability to care for each and every single one of these patients like we need to."

Read the full article on ABC News: Kansas City hospitals overwhelmed, some forced to divert ambulances as COVID-19 cases jump

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