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.