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New medical center coming to Lexington

"This project is my dream come true, this is what I want to do to finish my work here at Baptist is to see this done, and done well."
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Posted at 4:13 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 19:04:50-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A new $1 billion dollar medical campus is coming to Lexington thanks to a partnership with the city and Baptist Health.

The new center will be located in Hamburg near Cabella's in Lexington.

Plans are to begin construction in late spring and finish by 2024. However, due to the coronavirus, plans could possibly be put on hold.

President of Baptist Health Lexington, William Sisson says he's excited to see the project completed.

"This project is my dream come true," Sisson said. "This is what I want to do to finish my work here at Baptist is to see this done, and done well."

Currently at Baptist Health Lexington, over half of their patients come from surrounding counties and Mayor Linda Gorton says this will help them serve both Fayette County and beyond.

"This project itself is a huge boom expansion to our healthcare sector here in Fayette County," Gorton said. "We are looked upon in the whole region as a healthcare hub, a hub, of real high-quality healthcare; we not only serve Fayette County but central and eastern Kentucky in our hospitals and healthcare providers. This is a real win for the healthcare sector and give us great strength."

The new healthcare center is expected to provide 600 to 700 new jobs, and a new fire/emergency medical station will also be built on the land.