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St. Claire HealthCare

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Morehead is located in northeastern KY directly off Interstate 64, within an hour’s drive from Lexington/Central KY and Huntington WV and within two hours from Louisville KY and Cincinnati.  This university town can be found in the foothills of Daniel Boone National Forest and eight miles from Cave Run Lake, an 8,300-acre lake known nationally as the Muskie Capital of the South.  Cave Run Lake provides an abundance of recreational facilities for all water sports and boating activities, camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and nature study.  It is an extremely clean and unspoiled recreation area. 

The community of Morehead has a cosmopolitan flair with access to the four-year University programs, theatre productions, art displays, and concert recitals, in addition to the Kentucky Folk Art Museum, and various year-round cultural events rich in the traditions of the past like the Storytelling, Poppy Mountain Bluegrass, and Harvest Festivals.  Morehead offers a comfortable lifestyle and a diverse economy with education, medicine, tourism, and industry where the public schools are ranked best in the nation. 

Morehead/Rowan County serves as an economic hub for northeastern Kentucky.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky designated Rowan County to receive over $5,000,000 to purchase and develop one of Kentucky’s first regional industrial sites.  Administered by a six-member regional industrial board with representation from Rowan and three surrounding counties, the site is located five miles from Morehead on over 500 acres.  Rowan County’s new industrial park is considered to be the most significant and promising industrial site in Kentucky.  

St. Claire Regional Medical Center opened its doors on July1, 1963, as a general acute care hospital with 41 beds, 9 nurses and 6 physicians representing 3 specialties (General Practice, Surgery and Internal Medicine).  Today, St. Claire is much more than just a hops ital, it's an integrated healthcare system know as St. Claire HealthCare.

St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) is the largest employer in the region with nearly 1,200 staff members including more than 100 medical providers representing 32 medical specialties.  It includes the largest rural hospital in Northeastern Kentucky with 159 beds, 7 family medicine locations within 5 counties, a multi-specialty medical pavilion, an outpatient center, homecare services including family medical supply, pharmacy and aesthetics.  

SCH also partners with UK Health Care to offer services at  services at the More head Cancer Treatment Center and More head Women's Health Care.  SCH serves as an established training site for the UK College of Medicine's Rural Physician Leadership Program (planned expansion to 4 years anticipated in 2021). 

Last year SCH provided.......

  • Nearly a half million patient encounters and revenues in excess of $144 million
  • Over 5,400 inpatient admissions
  • More than 3,800 surgeries - over 2,900 on an outpatient basis
  • Over 58,000 diagnostic imaging procedures, including Mir's, cardiac catheterization, echo cardiograms, nuclear medicine and CT scans
  • Over 400,00 clinical lab test
  • care for more than 32, 000 emergency patient visits - one patient every 16.5 minutes
  • Over 90,500 patient visits at 7 family medicine locations
  • Over 61, 000 homecare visits
  • Over 9,600 behavioral health patient visits
  • Delivery of almost 400 newborns
  • Nearly 350 TeleCare patient encounters via Kentucky's TeleHealth Network



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