UofL Hospital unveils new $144 million downtown expansion
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - UofL Hospital is expanding.
The expansion comes in the form of a $144 million facility to be built on the corner of Jackson and Chestnut Streets, tucked on the corner between existing hospital buildings.
The City of Louisville helped obtain bonds needed to fund the project, but UofL Health says no taxpayer money is going directly toward it.
UofL said the facility will create over 320 jobs, and each new hire will immediately be eligible for free undergrad tuition to the University of Louisville. Their family members will be eligible too.
Ultimately, what UofL hopes to accomplish is more access to health care. The expansion will create up to 360 or so rooms that are used by patients from all around the state who need health care they can only get in Louisville.
“[UofL treats] patients from all 120 counties,” said Governor Andy Beshear, in attendance for the unveiling Thursday, “and now [they’ll] be able to serve even more people as hopefully we put this pandemic behind us and address the so many challenges in health that afflict our people.”
If all goes to plan, the building of the facility would start in April of this year. It would be about a two year process to complete it.
You can learn more about the project and see the renderings of the hospital here.
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