St. Luke’s Health System is consolidating its corporate headquarters in a building near Interstate 435 and Holmes Road.
The health-care system will eventually move 600 employees from several locations into 120,000 square feet at 901 E. 104th St. in Kansas City. Teva Neuro- sciences recently moved from the building to a new headquarters at College Boulevard and Nall Avenue in Overland Park.
Hospital officials say the consolidation will save St. Luke’s $5 million in lease costs over the next 15 years.
“This move provides tremendous benefits to the entire health system and the goals and objectives we have set to reduce cost and improve efficiency and collaboration,” said Melinda Estes, president and CEO of St. Luke’s Health System.
St. Luke’s, one of the area’s largest health systems, employs 9,600 people in Missouri and Kansas.
The first phase of the consolidation involves 325 employees, including the executive leadership, and will begin in the first quarter of 2014. That move will occupy 70,000 square feet. Other departments involved will be legal, finance and accounting, marketing and public relations, and materials management.
The executive group is at 10920 Elm Ave. in Kansas City; the other departments in the first moving phase are at 8320 Ward Parkway.
Mayor Sly James praised the health-care system’s decision to consolidate its offices in Kansas City.
“This announcement by St. Luke’s Health System is yet another demonstration of their long-term commitment to the people of Kansas City and their continuing investment in the community they have served so well for more than 130 years,” the mayor said in a statement.