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King’s Daughters purchases Bellefonte Pavilion with plan to create 300 jobs

On Monday, the Greenup Fiscal Court accepted a $3 million bid from King’s Daughters Medical...
On Monday, the Greenup Fiscal Court accepted a $3 million bid from King’s Daughters Medical Center to purchase the Bellefonte Pavilion.(Greenup Fiscal Court)
Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 11:08 AM EST
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GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A building left vacant after Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital closed last year has been bought by King’s Daughters Medical Center.

On Monday, the Greenup Fiscal Court accepted a $3 million bid from King’s Daughters Medical Center to purchase the Bellefonte Pavilion.

KDMC CEO Kristie Whitlatch says their plan is to add up to 300 new jobs.

“This is an incredibly positive development for King’s Daughters, for Greenup County, and for people throughout the region,” she said, “as it will allow us to expand clinical services at KDMC and increase employment opportunities in Greenup County, two things that are very important to the health of our communities.”

According to officials, Bon Secours Mercy Health donated the property formerly known as the Bellefonte Pavilion to the fiscal court several months ago. It’s located in Russell on the former campus of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

Greenup County Judge-Executive Bobby Carpenter says, “on behalf of the Commissioners and the citizens of Greenup County, I’d like to thank Kristie Whitlatch and KDMC for investing in Greenup County and bringing new jobs to our county.”

“King’s Daughters has been such a tremendous supporter of Greenup County over the years, especially over the past 12 months or so,” he said. “We are pleased to welcome them to the Pavilion and to see life brought back to this facility. This is a very positive outcome for Greenup County and all who live and work here,” he added.

This is a developing story.

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