After months of reviewing locations in Kentucky and southern Indiana, including Lexington and Louisville, KentuckyOne Health officials announced today that Louisville has been selected as the headquarters location for KentuckyOne Health. The corporate offices will be located in downtown Louisville at 100 East Liberty Street in the Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza building.
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare in Louisville and Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington merged on January 1, 2012 to form KentuckyOne Health, and recently partnered with University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne is the largest health system in Kentucky with more than 200 locations and more than 3,100 licensed beds across the Commonwealth.
Ruth W. Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne, said, “Downtown Louisville is the right choice for our headquarters for a number of reasons, including the proximity to several of our Louisville facilities; easy access to other areas in the Commonwealth; convenient access to the Louisville International Airport
and a location in the largest city in the Commonwealth. In addition, the Jewish Hospital Medical Plaza is already one of our owned assets, which made it a financially viable option.”
“The alignment of our recently announced partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center is another reason why this is the right decision,” added Brinkley.
“KentuckyOne Health has established a goal of improving the health of every Kentuckian, and that shows the commitment this nonprofit organization has to the Commonwealth,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “This decision furthers that commitment, with 10 new, professional jobs on the way, along with a multi-million dollar investment to grow operations in Louisville. This is a great day for KentuckyOne Health and the Commonwealth.”
Executives are currently located in the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center on Abraham Flexner Way in Louisville. The new location is just two blocks away. Plans for the headquarters include two floors with several offices, cubicles, and a number of conference rooms.
“Renovations are expected to be completed by December, 2013,” said Matt Gibson, vice president, Strategy and Business Development, KentuckyOne Health. “Two current tenants will need to be relocated. In addition, those being moved will need to have their new space renovated before we can begin renovations on our headquarters. Total cost for the headquarters is estimated to be $5.5 million. Some of this cost includes overdue renovations to the interior and exterior of the Medical Plaza building, corporate headquarters’ two floors, renovations of new space for the existing occupants, and IT infrastructure.”
While the corporate headquarters will be in Louisville, KentuckyOne Health is a statewide organization. Additional corporate leadership and support offices will remain located throughout the Commonwealth, including Lexington. KentuckyOne Health’s leadership team will continue to travel across the Commonwealth to interact with all constituents.
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