LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 1, 2020) – Lexington Clinic is celebrating its 100 years anniversary this month, a milestone enabled by the organization’s unwavering commitment to providing excellent care and perfecting the patient experience.
On July 1, 1920, Lexington Clinic was founded by a group of physicians who came together to form a multispecialty medical group that focused on providing quality care to their patients. From establishing the first radiology department in Lexington in the 1920s to developing the first cardiac care unit in Lexington in the 1960s; from performing the very first thoracic ablation surgery in 2006 to providing healthcare at the touch of a button via telehealth visits in 2020 … Lexington Clinic has been the leader in innovation and technology.
With more than 200 providers in 30 different specialties, and 25-plus locations throughout Central Kentucky, Lexington Clinic has indeed come a long way. To not only survive for 100 years, but to be a major provider of healthcare in Central Kentucky is quite an accomplishment.
“Our journey started 100 years ago and continues today as we strive to provide the best care for our patients by keeping them at the center of all we do,” says Dr. Andrew Henderson, CEO of Lexington Clinic. “We faced many challenges, disruption and uncertainty but withstood the test of time thanks to our hardworking physicians and employees. Our people are dedicated to delivering an exceptional patient experience and it is through this commitment and dedication towards our patients and the communities we serve, that we have been able to build a legacy of success.”
Though Lexington Clinic has had to postpone plans to celebrate this milestone due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is still moving ahead with construction plans for its new South Broadway building, which will replace the current Lexington Clinic flagship that has been serving the community since 1957. “We are proud to have been a part of this great community for 100 years, and we are excited to reinvest and recommit to continue serving our patients,” says Henderson.
The new building is set to open by early next year. The current building will remain open and functional until the new building is operational.
Lexington Clinic was founded in 1920 and is Central Kentucky’s oldest and largest group practice. It serves more than 600,000 patients annually.