Baptist Health expands services with next-generation hospital in Oldham County

May 11, 2022

The campus is located off I-71 and KY 329 in the future Clore Station development.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— For more than 30 years, Baptist Health has played an essential role in the wellbeing of Oldham, Henry, Trimble and surrounding counties, providing our patients with clinical excellence and compassionate care at Baptist Health La Grange. On Wednesday, the healthcare system unveiled the next chapter of its service to the region, announcing plans for a next-generation inpatient hospital and outpatient healthcare community in Crestwood.

New Baptist Health campus in Oldham County

The campus, located off I-71 and KY 329 in the future Clore Station development at Exit 14, will include a hospital with inpatient and surgical services, and healthcare community focused on bringing wellness services to Oldham County. Clore Station is a walkable retail, commercial, hospitality and residential area developed by the Clore and Jones families of Oldham County, which have owned the property since 1808.

Gerard Colman, CEO of Baptist Health, explained that after diligent research and groundwork, the forward-thinking campus will allow Baptist Health to grow together with the community into the future. 

“Baptist Health is always looking for opportunities to provide outstanding care closer to home for our patients,” Colman said. “Oldham County, and the surrounding region, is one of the fastest growing in the state. We are excited to have this opportunity to design and build a next-generation hospital and outpatient facilities, fully tailored to serving the area for years to come.”

Baptist Health’s commitment to the region

Baptist Health currently operates the only hospital in Oldham County, Baptist Health La Grange, which serves residents in Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Shelby counties. In addition to the new hospital and healthcare community in the Crestwood area, Baptist Health will also re-imagine services of the future for the La Grange campus. Investing in both locations allows for growth and increased access to healthcare for all patients along the I-71 corridor.

Clint Kaho, president of Baptist Health La Grange, said hospital leadership is eager to work with community groups to shape the future of both healthcare campuses.

“Baptist Health La Grange is an integral part of the region we serve, rooted in community medicine with a commitment to caring for our friends and neighbors,” Kaho said. “The intent is that the new campus will provide higher levels of care, while future developments to the La Grange campus will allow us to expand outpatient services.”

Input from the community

Plans for the new facility and services to be offered at both the Crestwood and La Grange locations are still being developed. Baptist Health plans to hold a series of listening sessions, inviting residents and employees to help envision the future and ensure the needs of the community are reflected in both campuses. 

A timeline for construction in Crestwood is still being developed, and if approved, is expected to begin within the next two years.