Rendering of Baptist Health Lexington development. Photo by Austin Johnson/HJ

Major Hamburg Health News
A new medical facility, Baptist Health Lexington, is coming to Hamburg on Polo Club Blvd. by Costco. The space will become a campus with long-term plans of a multi-story hospital, a surgery center, 12 other buildings containing a combination of retail and medical office space, and two parking garages. The Urban County Council gave their initial approval for this plan earlier last month and construction is planned to begin in 2020.

Updated Hospital Visitation Restrictions
Lexington hospitals have eased their visitation restrictions and will allow one visitor per patient as they expand the number of non-emergent and non-urgent procedures. The new visitation restrictions affect Baptist Health Lexington, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital. They will still require screening at all entrances and for anyone entering the building to wear a face mask. Anyone with a fever, cough, runny nose, or body aches is asked to not visit the hospital. Patients and visitors are asked to limit the number of personal items in the hospital to reduce the number of germs taken home. Visitors are asked to leave the hospital when their visit is over and not spend time in public areas, such as lobbies, waiting areas, cafeterias and vending areas.

Photo by Austin Johnson/ HJ

Bluegrass 10,000
The Bluegrass 10,000, an annual race held on the 4th of July, is going virtual for 2020.

  • Register by June 5
  • There will be curbside t-shirt pick-ups available
  • Participants can walk/run their preferred distance (1-mile or 10k) anywhere between July 1 – July 7
  • Instructions will be sent out for entering times online
  • There will not be prizes or records for this year



This article also appears on page 16 of the June 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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