Ribbon cutting ceremony held at Baptist Health Breckenridge
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 20, 2023) — Kentucky governor Andy Beshear and Louisville mayor Craig Greenberg joined representatives from Baptist Health, The McMahan Group, and Abel Construction of Louisville to cut the ribbon marking the opening of Baptist Health Breckenridge.
Ground was broken on the $90 million facility in September 2021 and the ribbon was cut Thursday morning.
The new facility resulted in the creation of 200 jobs in total, out of which 100 were brand-new positions.
"This building is going to make a huge difference, allowing similar services to be housed close to one another and taking the pressure off other facilities. Even better, it's going to allow Baptist Health to continue growing specialty services. This expansion allows you to be better prepared when the unimaginable happen," said Gov. Beshear at Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony.
The 126,800 sq. ft. facility houses physician practices, an outpatient surgery center, urgent care center, physical therapy, imaging and laboratory services and a community pharmacy.
Baptist Health Breckenridge will serve as a primary care hub, with 144 treatment spaces for more than 50 providers.
"This facility will house 30 providers, 15 primary care, 11 OBGYN's and four endocrinology, but we have designed the facility with the capacity to grow another 17 providers in the future to continue to provide incredible access for all of the patients that we serve," Baptist Health Medical Group COO Shelley Shaughnessy said.
The site of Baptist Health Breckenridge sits less than two miles from Baptist Health Louisville’s campus. The project also encompasses renovations to nearby existing medical office space on Kresge Way and Dupont Circle, following the relocation of existing physician practices.
"This is a great healthcare announcement, but it's also a great economic announcement," said Mayor Greenberg.
"(The jobs) that are being created with Baptist Health Breckenridge are really unique because the people here are not just getting great paying jobs and are not just being part of one of our most important industries, but they're also joining an organization that is a ten time recipient of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. So we all know that it's not just a good job here at Baptist, but it's also a great place to work in a great city where all of these healthcare professionals can live and raise a family and do it in a safer, stronger and healthier way."
Construction on Baptist Health Breckenridge was completed over a two-year, phased plan. The developer and owner of the project is an affiliate of The McMahan Group. Key partners in the project include TEG Architects of Jeffersonville, BTM Engineering and Abel Construction of Louisville.
"We are excited to work with Baptist Health on this new state of art out-patient medical facility. The McMahan Group has worked the last 10 years to specialize in healthcare real estate developing and building over 550,000 sq. ft of space for medical users,” Rory McMahan, Co-General Manager McMahan Group said.