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Baptist East Expansion To Open Monday

Starting next week, Eastern Jefferson County will be served by a new medical center.On Monday, Baptist Hospital East will open Baptist Eastpoint. The new facility is designed for outpatient surgery and urgent care, and will serve Eastern Jefferson County and parts of Oldham County.

Hospital Vice President of Finance Steve Warren says the expansion matches a shift in population.“We thought at one point in time when we opened Baptist East we were the east end," he says. "But the east end has moved further out so we felt we had to come out this far.”The new facility cost $63 million. Warren says Baptist East owns several surrounding acres of land and can expand if the east end continues to grow.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.