Melinda L. EstesMD, MBA
Melinda L. Estes, M.D., came to Saint Luke’s Health System in 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer. She oversees a $2 billion not-for-profit, faith-based, integrated health system, which includes 16 hospitals and campuses; heart, neuroscience, and cancer programs; home care and hospice; behavioral health care; and more than 100 physician practices and retail clinics, and senior living communities. A board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, Dr. Estes held a variety of executive roles at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Florida, and immediately prior to coming to Kansas City, served as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Vermont. Dr. Estes currently serves as chair-elect of the American Hospital Association, a membership organization that represents 5,000 hospitals and healthcare systems in the United States.