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UK Healthcare plans second 12-story medical tower

Lexington, Ky. – UK HealthCare plans to construct a new 12-story tower on South Limestone next to UK Chandler Medical Center, according to the an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The plans, announced Thursday, include knocking down parts of Good Samaritan, which has over 200 beds, and converting the remaining portions into offices.

Also on Thursday, the University of Kentucky’s Health Care Committee of the UK Board of Trustees were presented with a strategic plan that will guide UK HealthCare through 2020 by focusing on growing complex and outpatient care services.

As part of the service line growth, the focus will continue to be on treating the most complex patients and partnering with community providers to keep lower acuity patients in their home community.

Service line areas of primary focus for growth will be the Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, High-Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care, Solid Organ Transplantation, Digestive Health, Musculoskeletal, and Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.