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Center for Health, Education & Research

The Center for Health, Education & Research (often referred to as the CHER building) is a joint collaboration between St. Claire HealthCare (SCH), Morehead State University (MSU) and the University of Kentucky (UK).

The 90,000-plus-square-foot regional healthcare, education and training facility opened in 2010 and houses a variety of educational and research programs in addition to St. Claire Family Medicine – Morehead, Downtown.

St. Claire HealthCare Programs

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

Morehead State University Programs

Imaging Sciences

  • Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (CT & MRI)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Leadership in Medical Imaging
  • Radiologic Science


  • Associate Degree
  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Post-Licensure RN to BSN (Online)
  • MSN/FNP Primary Care (Online)

University of Kentucky Programs

  • College of Medicine–Rural Physician Leadership Program
  • College of Pharmacy–fourth year students
  • College of Dentistry–students and 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 our campus further establishes SCH as a healthcare educational hub for the entire region.