LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Baptist Healthcare will build a next-generation inpatient hospital and outpatient healthcare community in Crestwood as part of the planned Clore Station development located located off I-71 and KY 329 in Oldham County.
Louisville-based Baptist Health, which has nine hospitals now including one in La Grange, announced plans today for the modern complex.
For more than 30 years, Baptist Health has played a key role in the healthcare of Oldham, Henry, Trimble and surrounding counties, providing our patients with clinical excellence and compassionate care at Baptist Health La Grange.
The Baptist Health Crestwood campus, in the future Clore Station development at Exit 14, will include a hospital with inpatient and surgical services, and healthcare community focused on bringing wellness services to Oldham County. Clore Station is a walkable retail, commercial, hospitality and residential area developed by the Clore and Jones families of Oldham County, which have owned the property since 1808.
Gerard Colman, CEO of Baptist Health, explained that after diligent research and groundwork, the forward-thinking campus will allow Baptist Health to grow together with the community into the future.
“Baptist Health is always looking for opportunities to provide outstanding care closer to home for our patients,” Colman said. “Oldham County, and the surrounding region, is one of the fastest growing in the state. We are excited to have this opportunity to design and build a next-generation hospital and outpatient facilities, fully tailored to serving the area for years to come.”
Baptist Health currently operates the only hospital in Oldham County, Baptist Health La Grange, which serves Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Shelby residents. In addition to the new hospital and healthcare community in the Crestwood area, Baptist Health will also re-imagine services of the future for the La Grange campus. Investing in both locations allows for growth and increased access to healthcare for all patients along the I-71 corridor.
Clint Kaho, president of Baptist Health La Grange, said hospital leadership is eager to work with community groups to shape the future of both healthcare campuses.
“Baptist Health La Grange is an integral part of the region we serve, rooted in community medicine with a commitment to caring for our friends and neighbors,” Kaho said. “The intent is that the new campus will provide higher levels of care, while future developments to the La Grange campus will allow us to expand outpatient services.”
Input from the community
Plans for the new facility and services to be offered at both the Crestwood and La Grange locations are still being developed. Baptist Health plans to hold a series of listening sessions, inviting residents and employees to help envision the future and ensure the needs of the community are reflected in both campuses.
A timeline for construction in Crestwood is still being developed, and if approved, is expected to begin within the next two years.
Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system. In addition to its nine hospitals, Baptist Health consists of employed and independent physicians, and more than 400 points of care, including outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, urgent care clinics, outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers, home care, fitness centers, and occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics.
Baptist Health’s eight owned hospitals include more than 2,300 licensed beds in Corbin, Elizabethtown, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Paducah, Richmond and New Albany, Ind. It operates the 410-bed Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville (Ky.) in a joint venture with Deaconess Health System based in Evansville, Ind. Baptist Health employs more than 23,000.
Baptist Health’s employed provider network, Baptist Health Medical Group, has nearly 1,500 providers, including more than 750 physicians and more than 740 advanced practice clinicians. Baptist Health’s physician network also includes more than 2,000 independent physicians.
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