Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. Effective Nov. 1, 2021, full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for all SLHS employees.

Saint Luke's Health System announced that it will be requiring all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 30. Dr. Melinda Estes, President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System, talked to The Kansas City Star about why the important decision was made. 

"Heart attacks and strokes and accidents happen every day, pandemic or not. If we don’t have beds to care for these patients, that is just unacceptable. If we don’t have staff to care for these patients, that creates a situation that I don’t think Saint Luke’s has ever seen, and it is just imperative that we not let that happen," Dr. Estes told The Star.

Read the full article: The Kansas City Star: Another Kansas City health care system mandates COVID vaccinations for employees

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