The plans embrace a purchase order settlement buying about 27 acres of property for roughly $20.3 million within the Hamburg growth alongside I-75
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – UK HealthCare has introduced plans for a brand new medical campus within the Hamburg space of Lexington, that would embrace a regional hospital facility, a medical workplace constructing and/or different scientific services.
In line with UK HealthCare, the plans embrace a purchase order settlement initially buying about 27 acres of property for roughly $20.3 million within the Hamburg growth alongside I-75. The acquisition settlement features a proper of first refusal on extra acres of land and is topic to College of Kentucky Board of Trustees approval.
“In 1952, UK’s Albert B. Chandler Medical Middle first opened its doorways, starting a brand new period of well being care in Kentucky,” stated Mark F. Newman, M.D., UK govt vice chairman for well being affairs. “As we have a good time our 60th anniversary by honoring those that got here earlier than us, we’re additionally trying to the longer term. We acknowledge the necessity to make well being care extra geographically accessible for our sufferers in Lexington in addition to throughout central and jap Kentucky. Not solely will this location be extra handy for a lot of of our sufferers, it can help our continued progress in outpatient providers and create extra capability for important scientific applications.”
The proposed neighborhood medical campus will present acute care providers to enhance UK HealthCare’s primary medical heart services, UK Chandler Hospital and UK Kentucky Clinic.
Final December, UK HealthCare additionally introduced plans for a brand new most cancers heart/ambulatory facility throughout South Limestone from UK Chandler Hospital – the longer term residence for the UK Markey Most cancers Middle.
“Our mission is to advance Kentucky in every little thing that we do. A more healthy state, one the place extra folks have higher entry to the standard of care we offer, is a crucial a part of that mission,” stated UK President Eli Capilouto. “This buy and potential growth is one other crucial step to make sure we’ve got the capability to deal with extra sufferers in our neighborhood and area as we proceed to give attention to remodeling Kentucky right into a state that’s more healthy, wealthier and wiser.”
UK will full property due diligence and planning actions in accordance with the event settlement. Following a profitable due diligence interval and with extra approval from the UK Board of Trustees and Kentucky’s Secretary of Finance and Administration, UK will full buy of the property.
Newman stated on the time of the ultimate buy, trustees will likely be briefed on extra particulars of plans for the medical campus when UK HealthCare presents a grasp facility plan, which can give attention to creating new entry websites throughout the Bluegrass and in underserved areas of Fayette County.
“We need to deal with sufferers the place they’re – as near residence as doable with the perfect of care as doable,” Newman stated. “That’s what folks in the neighborhood and area anticipate from UK HealthCare, whether or not at our centrally positioned hospitals and clinics or within the clinics and hospitals we associate with all through Fayette County and the Commonwealth. That’s the purpose of this initiative as effectively – to create higher entry, nearer to residence, for extra folks within the space to the absolute best main and specialty care.”