Plans to bring a new hospital to one central Kentucky city took a big step forward Wednesday.
Governor Steve Beshear, along with other state and local leaders, broke ground for the new Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester.
Hospital officials say the new facility will have 79 beds, and will include a modern emergency department, surgical suites, and a women's services unit.
They also say the hospital will have a big impact in Clark County and beyond.
"Collectively, today defines the future for health care, and plays an important role in the future of economic development in our country, region, and state," Clark Regional Medical Center CEO Kathy Love said.
The $60 million facility is expected to be finished within the next two years.