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New Emergency & Imaging Departments coming to King's Daughters

King's Daughters is pleased to announce that construction is underway on a new emergency department and imaging facility, opening in 2025!

With an estimated cost of $100 million, the emergency and imaging departments will improve King’s Daughters ability to provide timely, efficient, and effective care; and support a more vibrant, healthier Ashland.

Improved Access to Care

Because of an increase in emergency care visits over the last several years, it was vital that King's Daughters develop a facility that would help us better care for our patients and their families.

Care teams will be able to diagnose and treat emergency needs with improved access to crucial diagnostics, such as CT scanners, EKGs, and laboratory services.

The emergency department and imaging facility will include:

  • 75 exam rooms and/or treatment spaces, including rooms designed for treating patient specialty care needs such as trauma, pediatrics, bariatrics, and behavioral health.
  • Separate, covered ambulance entrance with triage bays
  • Separate entrance for patients being brought in by law enforcement officers
  • Private behavioral health patient entrances and treatment areas
  • Dedicated work area for EMS and law enforcement officers to complete documentation
  • New hospital main entrance
  • New lobby to connect ED, Medical Plaza A & B, Outpatient Surgery, and Patient Tower 1

Construction Site, May 2023

What You Can Expect

Coming to our campus will look a bit different over the course of this project. We want to make sure your visit, whether as a patient or loved one, is as stress-free as possible.

Download this map for our most recent parking, traffic, and entrance updates.


Free on-campus shuttle service is available 24/7!

Call (606) 408-0454 for pickup.

Effective Wednesday, April 12, the following changes will be in effect for parking, valet, and access to Medical Plaza A & B:


  • Lots G & H will permanently close for construction.
  • Lots A, C, I, J, and portions of K & L will be team member parking. (See map)
  • Lots B, D, E, and portions of K & L will be patient/visitor parking only. (See map)
  • The 23rd Street entrance to Lot E will reopen.
  • 23rd Street entrance to the 24th Street parking garage will permanently close.
  • A new exit from the 24th Street parking garage into Lot E will open.


  • Medical Plaza valet will be relocated to the 24th Street parking garage. 23rd Street Circle (Medical Plaza) will be for pick-up/drop-off only. The new valet entrance on 24th Street will open.
  • Parkview Patient Tower valet will move from Tower 2 to the covered atrium entrance between Towers 1 and 2.

Access to Medical Plaza Circle

  • Bath Avenue from 23rd to 24th street will permanently close.
  • 23rd Street from Bath Avenue to Central Avenue will permanently close.
  • A new covered walkway from the 24th Street garage to Medical Plaza B will open.