November/December 2007

Marymount Begins Construction of New Facility


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Marymount Medical Center, London, Ky., used a bulldozer rather than the traditional shovel to break ground for its new facility. Leaders who attended the ceremony include (left to right) Russell Templin of construction management company R.J. Griffin; Gary Campbell, senior vice president and group executive officer, Catholic Health Initiatives; Paul Edgett, vice president of strategy and business development, Catholic Health Initiatives; Erlene Owens and Sean Buck of R.J. Griffin; Lloyd Meyer of architectural firm Leo A. Daly; Virginia Dempsey, president and chief executive officer of Marymount; Steve Kucharczyk of Hammes Company; and John Andrews and Ross Raneri of Leo A. Daly.

On October 5, Marymount Medical Center, London, Ky., introduced an exterior design and broke ground on a 52-acre site for a new hospital. The 120-bed hospital will replace an existing 89-bed facility. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by dignitaries such as State Senator Tom Jensen, State Representative Marie Rader and Robbie Rudolph, secretary of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet, who served as keynote speaker. Virginia Dempsey, president and chief executive officer of Marymount, said the new facility is scheduled for completion in spring 2010. “Marymount has always been focused on serving the immediate health needs of the community,” said Dempsey. “The new hospital will serve those needs and allow for growth.” The new hospital will provide all private rooms, additional diagnostic and treatment services and enhanced comfort for patients, families and visitors.