Building UP* in Connersville
Big things are happening in Connersville!
Reid Health has big plans for our presence in the city of Connersville, plans that will keep us in the community for generations to come.
Our Governing Board has given approval for a new state-of-the-art campus, a $100 million-plus investment that represents our continued commitment to the community now and well into the future. The new facility will replace the current building at 1941 Virginia Ave. and give the region access to top-level, state-of-the-art care tailored to the needs of Fayette County.
This page will provide regular updates about the project. This will include news about construction timelines, planned healthcare services to be available once the new building opens, and celebration events. There is also an area where you can submit questions about the project.
This is an exciting time for all of us at Reid Health, and we hope the residents of Connersville, Fayette County, and beyond are just as excited. We remain committed to this community, and we can't wait to see what we can accomplish together.
Craig Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO
Governing Board approves plans for new state-of-the-art campus in Connersville
On Sept. 26, the
Reid Health Governing Board gave its approval for a new state-of-the-art campus
in Connersville, a $100 million-plus investment.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19 to formally mark the beginning of construction at the former Kmart property, 2500 Park Road. Reid acquired the site in early 2021 and removed the long-standing eyesore that the former retail building had become.
The new facility will replace the current building at 1941 Virginia Ave.,
which traces its origins back more than 100 years. The complex's age -- along
with maintenance that was deferred as previous owner Fayette Regional Health
System experienced financial difficulties -- made building a new campus the more
financially sound option over renovating the current location.
Behind-the-scenes work is setting the stage for the start of construction
Last fall, Reid Health administration and staff gathered with residents and community leaders from Connersville and Fayette County to celebrate Reid's decision to build a new state-of-the-art facility in the city. Although construction hasn't formally started yet, a great deal of behind-the-scenes work occurs each day to move the project forward.
Over the past few months, Reid has been working with its construction partners -- architectural firm HKS, Skanska USA Building Inc., and Shook Construction -- to finalize the design of the new building.
"We're excited to get started," said Craig Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO. "We promised to build a $100 million facility in Connersville, and that's what we're going to do. You can count on us."
We would love to hear from you!
Connersville Project FAQ
Some sections sit unused because of the prohibitive costs associated with necessary renovations. Others, such as the Emergency Department, are simply too small. Then there’s the expensive repairs needed for HVAC equipment, the roof, windows, and other systems that are either at the end of their lifecycle or already past it.
Skanska USA Building Inc. and joint venture partner Shook Construction will serve as the primary construction partner. Shook and Reid Health have a long history of successful projects including the construction of new Primary & Specialty Care facilities in Winchester and Brookville. Shook is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and has offices located in Richmond.
As with any Reid project, we choose to work with local contractors whenever possible, and we look forward to having local participation in the building of this facility.