These long-term rental homes for St. Luke’s Wood River (SLWR) employees who meet criteria as determined by the hospital are constructed using funding from by St. Luke’s Health System and St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation while ARCH contributes the land and oversees construction.
Carmen Jacobsen, COO/CNO of St. Luke’s Wood River, explains the need, “Despite offering significant financial incentives, the lack of available housing and the cost of living are frequently cited as the primary reason for declination of employment offers.”
Michelle Griffith, Executive Director of ARCH Housing Trust commented, “It is a testament to St. Luke’s Wood River’s dedication to addressing employee housing that, in the midst of a public health crisis, senior leadership focused on this housing opportunity. ARCH is proud to deliver affordability in new, beautiful homes for our critical health care employees. We look forward to our continued partnership with SLWR and the SLWR Foundation.”