Affiliation to allow expanded access to services and more seamless care for residents
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 19, 2016) — Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City announced today
it has finalized an affiliation agreement with Bishop Spencer Place (BSP), one of Kansas City’s
premier continuing care retirement communities. Under the terms of the agreement, effective Dec.
19, Bishop Spencer Place, its employees, management, and board of directors will become part of
Saint Luke’s Health System.
Bishop Spencer Place has offered upscale retirement living to the Kansas City community for more
than 20 years, providing residents with both independent and assisted living as well as skilled nursing,
rehabilitation, and private-duty care. The formal affiliation will allow Saint Luke’s to provide a
seamless continuum of care to BSP residents as well as offering the potential for expanded services
in the future.
“This agreement formalizes and enhances a long standing relationship between two organizations
deeply committed to providing high quality care for Kansas City’s senior community,” said Saint
Luke’s Health System President and CEO, Melinda L. Estes, M.D. “In addition to being a very natural
alignment between our two brands, this also will provide residents with increased access to services,
greater efficiencies, and better coordination of care between physicians and BSP caregivers.”
Bishop Spencer Place is known for its high resident satisfaction levels and its Medicare 5-star rating
for skilled nursing operation quality. Saint Luke’s and BSP have worked closely for many years and
share a common heritage as ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri.
“We are excited about the opportunity to officially become part of Saint Luke’s Health System,” said
Steve Seggerman, Bishop Spencer Place CEO. “We have worked together so closely for so many
years I think many people assumed we were already affiliated. This formal agreement will allow BSP
to continue to provide care to community residents in need with the full support of one of the region’s
most trusted healthcare providers.”
About Bishop Spencer Place
Bishop Spencer Place is a not-for-profit retirement community providing distinguished independent
living in the heart of Kansas City and a full spectrum of on-site health care in affiliation with Saint
Luke’s Health System. Since 1995, we have been dedicated to serving residents with gracious
hospitality, first-class services and convenient amenities near the Country Club Plaza with easy
access to culture, cuisine and adventure in every direction. For more information, call 816.595.5878,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bishopspencerplace.org.
About Saint Luke’s Health System
Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care
practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faithbased,
not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of
excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system
is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing
the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the