Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, a part of KentuckyOne Health, broke ground Oct. 2 on a $7.8 million medical office building dedicated to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who founded the hospital in 1951. When finished, the SCN Medical Office Building will be a two-story structure that contains about 32,000 square feet.
Tentative plans call for locating the Flaget Center for Orthopedics on the first floor, along with outpatient rehabilitation services. The top floor will house physician offices.
The building project will create a redesign of flow around the Flaget campus, improving traffic patterns and safety, and increasing parking spaces. The new building will be connected to the hospital’s surgery discharge door via a covered walkway. It will feature a dropoff canopy so that people can pull a car underneath.
The new office building will be constructed behind Flaget’s Serenity Garden, but will not disturb the garden’s park-like setting.
The planned completion date for the medical office building is July 2013.