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King's Daughters receives $4 million grant

King’s Daughters has received a $4 million grant from the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands. This grant will be used to expand healthcare services in the region, including the purchasing of medical equipment in surgical, diagnostic and cardiovascular areas, as well as information technology areas. The expansion will result in the creation of up to 250 full-time jobs in the community over the next two to three years.

“We are honored to receive this grant from the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands,” said King’s Daughters President and CEO Kristie Whitlatch. “Our community has seen a significant loss in jobs due to the decline in coal and steel and recently experienced another loss with the closure of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. These funds will help mitigate these economic impacts while also ensuring our community has access to world-class healthcare.”

King’s Daughters has committed an additional $1 million to the expansion project. We are committed to the health and well-being of our region and are thankful for this opportunity to better serve our patients and their families.

We appreciate Gov. Andy Beshear and his administrative team for their continued support. They recognize the importance of healthcare and have shown dedication to improving our local economy.