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Molina Healthcare donates 20 acres for new JCPS West Louisville middle school

Health and community center planned for site also

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Molina Healthcare today announced it will donate its 20-acre property in Louisville at 18th and Broadway to Jefferson County Public Schools. JCPS plans to build a new middle school at the site in West Louisville, and Passport by Molina Healthcare intends to create space on the property for member and community engagement.

Passport and JCPS joined state and local leaders and west Louisville residents in a celebration today at the site.

“Molina Healthcare and JCPS are showing what Team Kentucky spirit is about,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “By working together, we are helping Kentuckians access health care, better serving our students and boosting public education in west Louisville. Congratulations to everyone involved; we look forward to cutting the ribbon on these amazing projects.”

“The land donation by Molina Healthcare to JCPS shows the great things we can achieve for our community when we work together,” Mayor Craig Greenberg said. “The new school and One Stop Help Center will further empower residents across west Louisville and beyond, further moving our city in a new direction toward a safer, stronger and healthier future for everyone.”

“Our Senate Majority Caucus is excited about Passport by Molina Healthcare’s investment in Louisville’s West End,” Senate President Robert Stivers said. “The General Assembly has been working for years to create a business-friendly environment where communities can thrive. This is the West End Opportunity Partnership in action and improves neighborhoods, education, and healthcare.”

Molina purchased the property in the fall of 2022. The company then held a series of listening sessions to gather input from community leaders, local stakeholders, and government partners to ensure future developments align with the needs of residents in the area and Kentuckians in surrounding communities.

“Thanks to the leadership of Governor Beshear, Mayor Greenberg, Superintendent Pollio and the many community leaders who provided input and guidance throughout this process, we have arrived at a great moment for west Louisville,” said Ryan Sadler, plan president of Passport by Molina Healthcare. “Passport is thrilled and honored to make this contribution to the community we call home.”

“This exciting project is another example of our commitment to the students and families in west Louisville,” said Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. “We appreciate Molina’s support in moving us toward our goal of building more than 20 new schools in the next decade, providing bright, modern places for engaged teaching and learning.”

JCPS plans to build what will become the permanent home of Dr. J. Blaine Hudson Middle School on the property. The district will also conduct a developer “request for proposal” to construct a new administrative building at the site. JCPS has agreed to allocate a portion of the development for Passport to serve members and the community through its One Stop Help Center.

During JCPS’ development of the property, Molina will renovate an existing building on the property which will become its temporary member and community engagement location, the One Stop Help Center. Molina expects that a permanent center will be included in the new development.

Passport by Molina Healthcare provides government-funded health care to low-income individuals, and works closely with local providers and community partners to improve health outcomes for members and the communities it serves. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, a Fortune 500 company that provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs, and through state insurance marketplaces. For more information about Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, visit PassportHealthPlan.com.