Baptist Health Louisville has announced today its intent to build a new center for outpatient care near its Kresge Way campus. The building will be located at the southwest corner of Breckenridge Lane and I-264, the site currently occupied by the Breckenridge Inn.
A development plan for a new outpatient care center was submitted for approval earlier today with Louisville Metro Planning and Design services. Details on proposed center follow:
- 5-story office building on the 6.5 acre site
- Approximately 120,000 square feet
- New facility to act as primary care hub, housing:
- Physician practices
- Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Urgent Care
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Retail Pharmacy
- 2-year, phased completion plan
The new project will also encompass renovations to existing medical office space on Kresge Way and Dupont Circle, following the relocation of existing physician practices.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer a primary care hub where patients can continue to receive highest quality care and services they have come to expect from Baptist Health, all in one central and convenient location,” said Isaac Myers, MD, Baptist Health Chief Integration Officer. “The outpatient care center is expected to have an overwhelmingly positive impact for our patients, physicians and community.”
“In addition to new services we will add with the proposed development, the relocation of current physician practices from the hospital campus will allow us to enhance patient care by increasing our number of specialty physicians and improving hospital access for those physicians,” said Baptist Health Louisville President Larry Gray. “It all amounts to more and better care for patients.”
“The proposed development will be a great gain for our city,” Gray added. “It will open the door for a wider spectrum of comprehensive, patient-centered care for our community at a time when it is needed more than ever.”
Partners in the project include TEG Architects of Jeffersonville, BTM Engineering and Abel Construction of Louisville, and Triple M Investments, an affiliate of the McMahan Group of Louisville.
According to DiAnne Hutcherson and Rory McMahan, Co-Managers of the McMahan Group, “The new medical office development is part of our commitment to the Hikes Point neighborhood.”
DiAnne Hutcherson stated, “Our family has been in Hikes Point for almost a 75 years and in the past few years we have aggressively rebuilt McMahan Plaza to strength the retail shopping in the area and redeveloped the former Kmart Building into a multi-purpose medical facility.”
“This new facility will add hundreds of well-paying jobs to the neighborhood and increase the residential home values in the area,” according to Rory McMahan.
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