Grace health announces major expansion

By CHARLES MYRICK
EDITOR
Grace Health announced on Monday a major expansion for its growing healthcare empire.
At a press conference on Monday morning, December 18, executives with Grace Health announced the 35-year lease of the former K-mart building in Knox County’s west end on U.S. 25E in Corbin. The facility will be renovated through grants from Kentucky Highlands over the next year and will convert the once retail space into 84,000 square feet of medical facilities.
Grace Health, established in 2008, will bring to the new campus a full range of health care services, including family and internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, case management, a full service pharmacy (with a 340B discount program), laboratory and x-ray services as well as outreach and health education.
An award-winning leader for healthcare in the area, Grace Health received a perfect score during an August 2017 Operational Site Visit by the Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA), by meeting all 19 federal health center program requirements. Grace Health has also earned six best practice acknowledgements for advances in medical care that improve patient outcomes.
The mission of Grace Health reads, “To show the love and share the truth of Jesus Christ to southeastern Kentucky, through access to compassionate, high quality, primary healthcare for the whole person.” Mike Stanley, Grace Health’s CEO, stated “The acquisition of the former Kmart building will allow Grace Health to better serve our current patients, while our recently-acquired 10 acres in the Southeast Kentucky Business Park will allow future growth and development.”