Clark Regional Medical Center Breaks Ground on New State-of-the-Art Hospital Facility
September 22, 2010
Governor Steve Beshear Joins Local Officials, Hospital Executives and Community to Celebrate Groundbreaking of $60 Million Facility • New Hospital Will Feature Modern Emergency Department, Surgical Suites and Energy Efficient Design
Winchester, Kentucky – Clark Regional Medical Center (CRMC) today will celebrate the official groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art $60 million facility. The Honorable Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, will join community leaders and hospital executives to turn the first shovel of dirt at the new hospital site on Lexington Avenue adjacent to Winchester Plaza. The event is set for 11 a.m. today.
“Clark Regional Medical Center’s new facility will be a wonderful addition and invaluable asset to this community. It will support the health and well-being of the people of Clark County and thousands of Kentuckians throughout this region,” said Governor Beshear. “We are committed to ensuring our state’s healthcare infrastructure is up-to-date to provide quality care for our residents. I am pleased to celebrate this important milestone as Clark Regional begins the development of a new state-of-the-art hospital facility for this community.”
Clark Regional Medical Center is part of LifePoint Hospitals®, a leading hospital company based in Brentwood, Tenn. focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. LifePoint acquired CRMC on April 30, 2010, and announced plans for the new facility which has been designed to meet the community’s comprehensive healthcare needs.
“Our exceptional new hospital facility will provide advanced services, making certain that the changing healthcare needs of our community are met today and into the future,” said Kathy Love, CEO of Clark Regional Medical Center. “Our expanded location will be invaluable to Clark County and surrounding communities and will ensure that our physicians and staff have excellent facilities and the latest technology tools to provide the highest level of care possible for all of our patients.”
The 131,000 square-foot hospital, which will replace CRMC’s current facility, will feature 79 beds in Phase 1 of construction and contain space for many important medical and support services including:
- Enhanced healthcare information technology capabilities, including electronic medical record systems with bedside computer charting at all patient care locations
- Emergency Department with 20 private exam and treatment rooms
- Radiology Department with a cutting-edge Diagnostic Center, including Radiology, Fluoroscopy, CT-Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine equipment
- Surgical Department with five state-of-the-art Operating Rooms and two Endoscopy Suites
- Eight-bed Intensive Care Unit
- 36-bed Medical/Surgical Unit
- Women’s Services Unit with four Labor/Delivery/Recovery Rooms featuring whirlpool tubs, 10 post-partum patient rooms and nursery
- 25-bed Skilled Nursing Facility and therapy gym
- Ecologically responsible, energy efficient design that incorporates a geothermal heating and cooling system
- Private admitting, registration and patient rooms
- Community dining room, meeting rooms, outdoor patio and chef’s garden
“LifePoint’s mission is making communities healthier, and Clark Regional’s new facility will ensure people throughout this region have access to the best, most innovative care possible,” said LifePoint President and Chief Executive Officer William F. Carpenter III. “We expect to create a facility where patients choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work. We look forward to serving the people of Clark County and beyond as we build for the future.”
The new hospital will be located on Lexington Avenue adjacent to Winchester Plaza, a highly visible and easily accessible location adjacent to I-64 and the Bypass in Winchester. Construction is scheduled to start in October 2010, and will take about 15 months to complete.