Saint Luke's Foundation

For more than five decades, Saint Luke's Foundation has secured vital support for Saint Luke's medical, education, and research programs


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Saint Luke's Foundation was founded in 1963 to support Saint Luke's Hospital's role as a private academic medical center with funding for medical and nursing education, research, charity care, and medical programs. Over the years, the Foundation's mission has expanded to include all Saint Luke's campuses in the Kansas City metro area—Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital (Barry Road and Smithville), and Saint Luke's South.

The Foundation also secures funding for medical and education programs at other Saint Luke's Health System facilities, including Crittenton Children's Center, The Children's SPOT, Midwest Ear Institute, Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, and Saint Luke's Hospice.

Training Tomorrow's Health Care Professionals

High-quality patient care and medical education go hand in hand. That is why, in a Business Week article entitled "How to Pick a Good Hospital," readers were advised to pick a good teaching hospital. Time magazine echoed this sentiment when it referred to teaching hospitals like Saint Luke's as the "crown jewels of American medicine."

Saint Luke's Hospital is the primary private teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. The Foundation provides substantial support to Saint Luke's residency, fellowship, and endowed chair programs. Charitable gifts also provide critical ongoing support to scholarships and programs at Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, which offers bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing.

Caring for the Community

Each year, Saint Luke's Health System dedicates funding to medical and nursing education, research, social work services, community services, and care for the poor. This strong commitment to be much more than conventional hospitals requires extra support through Saint Luke's Foundation.