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Baptist Health opens $246M expansion project

Cancer Center occupies lower and first floors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2016) — The $246 million Baptist Health Lexington’s new North Tower expansion project was unveiled earlier this month. The opening of the North Tower, along with renovations of the original hospital area, has resulted in all private rooms at the Lexington hospital’s campus.

For the first time in the hospital’s history, all cancer services are under one roof. The Cancer Center occupies the lower and first floors of the tower.

Among its highlights:

  • Radiation Oncology and CyberKnife
  • An expanded medical oncology and gynecologic oncology area, which is also home to the center’s multidisciplinary clinic and palliative care clinic
  • A spacious Infusion Center
  • Convenient services for cancer patients such as lab just off the first-floor waiting area; a dining area, Café North; a retail pharmacy, opening in June; and a wellness center, which will offer massage therapy services when it opens in June.
  • Valet parking as well as a designated self-parking area on the lower level of the West Deck, just steps away from the front door.
  • Amenities such as a 31-foot water feature that extends from the lower level lobby up into the first floor waiting area, and a garden on the lower level donated and designed by award-winning garden designer Jon Carloftis. A separate outdoor area, The Healing Garden & Patio near the Cancer Center entrance, is expected to be completed in August.

The remainder of the tower is occupied by:

  • Second floor – Critical Care (ICUs)
  • Third floor – Labor & Delivery and Antepartum
  • Fourth floor – Mother-Baby and Newborn Nursery
  • Fifth floor – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and gynecology medical/surgical
  • Sixth floor – Medical/surgical
  • Seventh floor – Physicians’ offices, conference area and a skybridge that leads to the top of the North Garage

Inpatient floors each have balcony areas available to family members who may need a breath of fresh air.