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The Christ Hospital will not build on Drawbridge site, will expand in Ft. Wright, consider other options

The Christ Hospital Health Network will not move forward with construction at the former Drawbridge Inn site in Ft. Mitchell, KY.

After careful consideration and planning, The Christ Hospital will instead look to expand already existing services in Ft. Wright and potential other sites in Northern Kentucky.

In June 2017, the Kentucky Office of Health Policy approved The Christ Hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) application to construct an ambulatory surgery center on the site of the former Drawbridge Inn in Ft. Mitchell, KY.

The decision was overturned based on an appeal by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The Christ Hospital then appealed that decision to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. In August of 2019, The Christ Hospital’s CON application was denied by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

“Following the court’s decision to disallow construction of a surgical center in Ft. Mitchell, we have decided to forgo construction at the Ft. Mitchell site. While we are disappointed that the court ruling has forced this decision, our commitment to residents of Northern Kentucky has been, and will remain, unwavering,” said Vic DiPilla, Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, The Christ Hospital Health Network. “As a result, and in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for options, we will be expanding services at our Ft. Wright site over time, adding to the already robust offerings such as primary care, physical therapy, specialty services and a state-of-the-art urgent care. We will also be looking to bring our care into new neighborhoods so that we can meet our patients where they are. We will have additional updates as those plans solidify. Until then, we cannot thank the residents of Northern Kentucky enough for their incredible outpouring of support in this mission.”

The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn with six ambulatory centers and dozens of offices throughout the region. 

More than 1,200 physicians and 6,100 dedicated employees support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes, the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. 

For more than 125 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.

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