Groundbreaking marks new chapter in hospital's history

Rendering of Outpatient Service Center. Courtresy/ Lexington Regional Health Center.

LEXINGTON – After years of planning and fundraising, Lexington Regional Health Center will break ground on their new addition and hospital renovations on April 17.

The new addition, known as the Outpatient Service Center, will house the hospital's visiting specialists, three new operating rooms (with the option of adding a fourth), two endoscopy rooms, an expanded waiting area, and much more. Hospital renovations include privatizing all patient rooms, remodeling the dietary department, and updating mechanical and electrical systems.

"We have outgrown our current space and need to improve the functionality of our existing spaces," Lexington Regional's CEO Leslie Marsh explained. "This project will bring clinic space, post-operative recovery, and operating rooms to one central location."

Marsh added that hospital renovations were in response to feedback from patient advisory groups, patient satisfaction surveys, and industry standards. Quality, safety, privacy, and patient
experience are the driving forces behind the renovation process, Marsh said.

The ceremonial groundbreaking will be at 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 17 on the west side of the hospital. Following the ceremony there will be a reception in the hospital's lobby.

The public is encouraged to attend both the groundbreaking and reception.

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