Center for Health, Education and Research


Construction of the new Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER), a joint collaboration between St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR), Morehead State University (MSU) and the University of Kentucky (UK), is well underway. This $30 million project is the largest construction project in the history of both SCR and MSU.

The 90,000+ sq.ft. regional healthcare, education and training facility is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2010. CHER will house a variety of educational and research programs in addition to the new SCR Family Medicine–Morehead facility.

St. Claire Regional programs will include:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiest Program (In Cooperation with Trover/Murray State University)
  • Northeast KY Area Health Education Center
  • St. Claire Regional Family Medicine Residency Program


Morehead State University programs will include:

Department of Imaging Sciences

  • Radiologic Sciences
  • CT & MRI
  • Diagnostic Imaging


Department of Nursing

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Masters Degree (In Cooperation with UK)


University of Kentucky programs will include:

  • College of Medicine – Rural Physician Leadership Program
  • College of Pharmacy – 4th year Students
  • College of Dentistry - Students & Residents
  • College of Public Health MPH Programs
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Center for Excellence in Rural Health - Morehead
  • Center for Clinical & Translational Science (REACH)

This wide array of educational and research programs on its campus will establish SCR as a healthcare educational hub for the entire region.