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St. Claire Regional Medical Center

St. Claire Regional Medical Center opened its doors on July 1, 1963 as a general acute care hospital with 41 beds, nine nurses and six physicians representing three specialties (general practice, surgery and internal medicine).

Today, St. Claire is much more than a hospital. It has become an integrated healthcare system known as St. Claire HealthCare (SCH).

SCH is the largest employer in the region with over 1,200 staff members including more than 100 medical providers representing 32 medical specialties. It includes the largest rural hospital in Eastern Kentucky with 159 beds, family medicine locations located within 5 counties, specialty physician practices, homecare services and operates 3 retail services including family medical supply, pharmacy and aesthetics. Additionally, SCH partners with UK HealthCare to offer services through the UK Kentucky Clinic Morehead Cancer Treatment Center.

The Medical Center is an established training site for the University of Kentucky (UK) School of Medicine's physician residency programs.

Last year, SCH provided care for the region with nearly half-a-million patient encounters, and reported revenues in excess of $100 million. St. Claire HealthCare's service region serves a population of over 160,000 in Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan and Wolfe counties. SCH has family medicine clinics located in Frenchburg, Morehead, Olive Hill, Owingsville and Sandy Hook.

All St. Clare HealthCare services are accredited by the Joint Commission.

St. Claire HealthCare is a non-for-profit health system sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame - Covington Province.


To proclaim God's goodness through a healing ministry to the people of Eastern Kentucky.


  • Medical center faculty: ±100
  • Medical center staff: ±1,200
  • Medical specialties: 32
  • Annual patient encounters: ±500,000

UK HealthCare

Established in 1957, UK HealthCare consists of the medical, nursing, health sciences, public health, dental and pharmacy patient care activities of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and in several off-site locations.

The physicians, residents, staff and students take pride in achieving excellence in patient care, education, research and community service.

UK HealthCare draws upon the clinical expertise of the faculty in all six colleges—Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health—to advance patient care.

Mission and Vision


UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic healthcare—research, education and clinical care. Dedicated to the health of the people of Kentucky, we will provide the most advanced patient care and serve as an information resource. We will strengthen local healthcare and improve the delivery system by partnering with community hospitals and physicians. We will support the organization's education and research needs by offering cutting-edge services on par with the nation's best providers.


The vision of UK HealthCare is to achieve national recognition as a Top 20 public academic health center providing optimal multidisciplinary healthcare and developing advanced medical therapeutics for the people of Kentucky and surrounding regions.


  • Medical Center faculty: ±1,000
  • Medical Center staff: 6,000±
  • UK Chandler Hospital attending physicians: 630
  • UK Chandler Hospital residents: ± 500
  • UK Chandler Hospital/Kentucky Children's Hospital (2006) discharges: 24,760
  • UK Chandler Hospital Emergency Department (2006) visits: 44,646
  • UK Chandler Hospital (2006) outpatient visits: 275,608
  • All Kentucky Clinic (2006) visits: 1,082,334

Continuity Clinics

St. Claire Family Medicine - Morehead, Downtown

This residency continuity clinic is located on the first floor of the Center for Health, Education & Research (CHER) in Morehead, just across the street from the main hospital campus. Opened in June 2010, the CHER building was the fruit of a collaborative effort by St. Claire Healthcare, Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky.

St. Claire Family Medicine–Morehead, Downtown is a 12,776-square-foot state-of-the-art clinic equipped with:

  • 21 Exam Rooms
  • 4-Room Operatory Dental Suite
  • 3 Procedure Rooms
  • Clinical Laboratory and Radiology Services