$230 million expansion at Baptist Health Lexington to provide private patient rooms and updated spaces throughout

Baptist Health Lexington, formerly Central Baptist Hospital, is undergoing a $230 million expansion that will make it better, not necessarily bigger, Dan Dickson reports for Business Lexington.

The expansion will not add beds to the hospital, which now has 383,  but will update the space with the individual patient in mind, Dickson reports.  “Everyone wants a private room when they don’t feel well,” hospital spokeswoman Ruth Ann Childers told Dickson.

The expansion of the Nicholasville Road campus began in the fall of 2010 and is expected to be completed late in 2015. It will include a seven-story, 200-bed hospital tower, a redesigned hospital entrance, a fourth underground parking garage, wider hallways with additional natural lighting, and an already completed cafeteria.

Baptist Health is based in Louisville and owns acute-care hospitals in Lexington, Louisville, Corbin, La Grange, Madisonville, Paducah and Richmond, and a long-term, acute-care hospital in Corbin. The system manages hospitals in Elizabethtown and Russell Springs.

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