Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Breaks Ground on $5 Million Imaging Center

August 17, 2018

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Breaks Ground on $5 Million Imaging Center

Somerset, KY – On August 16, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (LCRH), part of LifePoint Health®, ceremoniously broke ground on a new imaging center in Somerset, Kentucky. Community leaders, elected officials, healthcare providers and hospital supporters gathered to watch the first dig marking the beginning of construction for the facility, which is made possible by a more than $5 million investment from LifePoint Health.

“We are thrilled to break ground on this new facility, which will provide high quality imaging and women’s services close to home for those we serve,” said Elizabeth Jones, interim chief executive officer and chief operating officer of LCRH. “Today, we take another exciting step in advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier, and we look forward to seeing this important project come to fruition.”

Lake Cumberland Imaging Center, a department of LCRH, will be a one-level, 10,574-square-foot facility offering a full range of diagnostic imaging services. It will feature new ultrasound equipment, upgraded magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, an X-ray machine and additional space for future expansion. The imaging center will also feature a separate suite dedicated to women’s imaging services, including mammography, ultrasound and bone density testing.

The imaging center was designed by Central Kentucky Design and will be constructed by Owens Construction. Located in close proximity to LCRH, it will be located at 33 Tower Circle in Somerset and is expected to open in the spring of 2019.

“We are proud to support this important project that will help elevate the level of service and quality of care available to the Somerset community and surrounding areas for years to come,” said Scott Raplee, president of LifePoint Health’s Central Group, of which LCRH is a part. “Initiatives like this help bring our mission of Making Communities Healthier to life in a truly meaningful way, and we are eager to see this beautiful facility begin to take shape over the next several months.”

About Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is a 295-bed acute care facility serving the citizens of South Central Kentucky. With more than forty physician specialties and nearly two hundred physicians on staff, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital offers the most comprehensive medical services in the region. In addition to providing inpatient services, the hospital’s stand-alone outpatient facilities focus on bariatric (weight loss) services, cancer treatment, diagnostic imagine, outpatient surgery, outpatient therapy services, sleep disorders, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. In 2014, the hospital founded the first Residency Program in the region, providing training to new physicians. Established in 1976, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been awarded the following specialty certifications: Commission on Cancer certification; The Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Care; Chest Pain Center with PCI from the American College of Cardiology and The Joint Commission Spine Surgery Certification. For more information, visit

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at All references to “LifePoint,” “LifePoint Health” or the “Company” used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.