Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, US, has broken ground on a $52m hospital expansion project, reported

The project will see a 62,000ft² addition to the hospital and is slated to be complete in 2025.

Saint Luke’s Hospital’s south and east region president and CEO Bobby Olm-Shipman was quoted by the website as saying: “We plan to grow with the community.

“So as Lee’s Summit as a whole has grown quite a bit over the last several years, and St Luke’s East has grown almost nonstop since 2006 to keep pace with the community. We continue to grow with the community.”

Meanwhile, the hospital is also renovating a 52,000ft² building.

In 2022, the 238-bed hospital received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its safety, efficacy and patient experience standards.

The hospital earned the Joint Commission’s advanced certification for total hip and knee replacement.

Saint Luke’s East Hospital, which opened in 2006, underwent a $68m expansion in 2011, and an oncology wing was added two years later. In 2015, 30 additional beds were added to the hospital.

In 2018, it completed a 25,000ft² surgical department expansion with an investment of $10m. This expansion saw two new operating suites, triage and post-anaesthesia care unit rooms being added.