To mitigate the impact of limited availability of housing on healthcare, St. Luke’s Wood River (SLWR) has launched stlukesonline.org/housing—a web portal to assist the hospital’s current and prospective employees to access affordable places to live.
Almita Nunnelee, COO/CNO for St. Luke’s Wood River, explained, “Last summer, we asked for the public’s help to address the immediate critical housing need. We asked rental owners to consider renting on a short- or long-term basis … Many homeowners have thoughtfully and generously reached out to St. Luke’s to make us aware of available properties which we then pass along to our employees.”
Information on a rental property that has been submitted is shared with St. Luke’s employees, potential employees, and contracted workforce in need of housing. The form allows for both short-term and long-term rental options. St. Luke’s is not the listing agent and will not enter into any agreements or contracts for the rental property. The information provided includes the listing contact for each rental so employees can work directly with the property owner or their property manager.