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UK is poised to build a new hospital in Lexington's fast-growing Hamburg area

UK HealthCare

The school announced plans for a more than $20 million development along I-75. The property could be a future home to a regional hospital, medical office building, or other clinical facilities.

UK spokesman Jay Blanton says UK HealthCare is a driving force in the school’s momentum.

"The healthcare enterprise continues to grow and accelerate at an expansive rate. Revenues have grown there by 200% in the last decade."
UK spokesman Jay Blanton

The goal is not only to expand access to healthcare but to ensure that its more conveniently located for patients. The proposed medical campus will provide acute care services to complement UK HealthCare’s main medical center facilities, UK Chandler Hospital and UK Clinic.

The deal was set to be vote on by the school’s board of trustees today.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.