St. Luke's Health System plans microhospitals: 4 things to know

St. Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo., has unveiled plans to build at least four microhospitals in Kansas, according to The Kansas City Star.

Here are four things to know about the hospitals.

1. St. Luke's plans to build the microhospitals in Roeland Park, Overland Park, Leawood and Kansas City, Kan.

2. The microhospitals will have just eight to 10 beds for overnight stays as well as emergency rooms, according to the report.

3. Commenting on the decision to build the microhospitals, Robert Bonney, a senior vice president in the St. Luke's system, said in the report: "Our Kansas footprint was fairly small. We wanted to improve access for people who wanted to access our health system."

4. The microhospitals will augment St. Luke's nine existing hospitals.


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