$10M health center to open in Morehead

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A new $30 million health center in eastern Kentucky is expected to create new jobs and increase the number of health care professionals serving the area.

The Center for Health, Education and Research in Morehead will be dedicated Friday afternoon. The 90,000-square-foot building was constructed on land provided by St. Claire Regional Medical Center with funding from the state and federal governments.

The Independent in Ashland reports it is one of the first such partnerships involving a regional public university, a land grant university and a private, nonprofit hospital corporation.

St. Claire Regional CEO Mark J. Neff says the facility will allow students and residents to train and care for patients in a modern facility.

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