St. Elizabeth Healthcare

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The Christ Hospital Health Network announced on Tuesday that it will not proceed with a development plan in Ft. Mitchell on the former site of the Drawbridge Inn.

Instead, Christ will expand its current location in Ft. Wright on Dixie Highway.

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The former site of the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell will be developed, possibly as soon as this summer.

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The University of Kentucky plans to open a regional medical school on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in conjunction with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games commenced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last Friday. The excitement for the games has been tempered by concerns over the Zika virus; with 166,000 suspected and confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus, the country is facing a Zika epidemic. 

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Kentucky is currently ranked 47th out of 50 states in overall health. LiveWell NKY, a new community-wide initiative, is hoping to change this for Northern Kentucky residents. The initiative is being launched by Skyward, which is in charge of Northern Kentucky’'s strategic plan, myNKY.

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The interim President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare will now officially fill the role.  Garren Colvin has been named to the position.