St. Elizabeth Physicians Breaks Ground at NKU

groundbreaking President Ashish Vaidya (center) breaks ground with leaders from St. Elizabeth Healthcare, OrthoCincy, Fairmount Properties, Campbell County and Highland Heights. NKU Foundation President Berry Kienzle, Regent Andrá Ward and Regent Dave Bauer joined in the groundbreaking ceremony.
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October 18, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s gateway to campus is transforming. St. Elizabeth, in partnership with NKU, OrthoCincy, the city of Highland Heights, Campbell County and Fairmount Properties, today broke ground on a new, 65,000-square-foot St. Elizabeth Physicians medical office building at the main entrance to the university.

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.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit nku.edu/50.

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