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News Release: St. Elizabeth Physicians Breaks Ground at Northern Kentucky University

Edgewood, KY – St. Elizabeth, in partnership with Northern Kentucky University, OrthoCincy, the city of Highland Heights, Campbell County and Fairmount Properties, today broke ground on a new, 70,000-square-foot St. Elizabeth Physicians medical office building at the main entrance to Northern Kentucky University (NKU).

The facility, located on the north side of Nunn Drive, will offer urgent care, primary care and specialty physicians, in addition to OrthoCincy’s onsite orthopaedic office, physical therapy and other emergent orthopaedic services. It is scheduled to open in early 2020.

“We are proud to support the growth of Northern Kentucky University and Highland Heights with our quality healthcare services at the university’s gateway,” said Garren Colvin, President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “Today, we are one step closer to making Northern Kentucky one of the healthiest communities in the country by being ‘right here’ in Highland Heights.”

“It’s exciting to see the first phase of the gateway project underway and already transforming the entrance to our campus,” said NKU President Ashish Vaidya. “This development has been a long time coming, and it is a great example of an innovative public-private partnership. Today we celebrate the result of that partnership between St. Elizabeth, the city of Highland Heights, Campbell County, Fairmount Properties and our university to provide greater access to healthcare in our region.”

According to OrthoCincy Board Member, Bruce R. Holladay, M.D., “OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is excited to be a part of this project, bringing additional orthopaedics and sports medicine expertise not only to the NKU community, but to provide expanded service and availability to the surrounding community as well. This is a great opportunity to expand our relationship with Northern Kentucky University, and we’re looking forward to this new stage in serving the campus and community in a more direct way.”

The medical office building is Phase I of the Town Center mixed-use project that will transform the gateway to NKU’s campus. Later phases will see development of restaurants, retail space, market-rate apartments, hotel, parking and new public gathering spaces.

About St. Elizabeth Healthcare

St. Elizabeth Healthcare operates five facilities throughout Northern Kentucky and more than 115 primary care and specialty office locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. St. Elizabeth is sponsored by the Diocese of Covington and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. St.

Elizabeth is a mission-based organization committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, providing approximately $100 million in uncompensated care and benefit to the community in 2016. For more information, visit www.stelizabeth.com.

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