The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees last week approved a plan to fit up the 12th floor in the Albert B. Chandler Hospital’s Pavilion A.
Since the opening of the first two patient care floors in Pavilion A in May 2011, substantially increased patient volumes have strained UK HealthCare’s patient care capacity. Fitting out the top floor of Pavilion A is intended to ease some of that pressure.
Opening the top floor of Pavilion A is part of Phase I-I of the HealthCare Facilities Development Plan. With the board’s approval of this latest phase, total investment in UK HealthCare facilities has topped $1 billion.
The 12th floor will house a 64-bed inpatient unit dedicated to acute and critical care.