The University of Kentucky has put a $99 million price tag on its effort to add 120 beds to its hospital.
That's the figure listed as the cost of capital expenditures related to the project on the official application filed with the state this week.
State approval must be obtained through a months-long process to determine whether there is sufficient need for additional hospital beds in the region. Other health care providers can ask for a formal hearing. The beds represent a 14.5 percent increase that would bring the number of beds at UK to 945. A final ruling is expected by the state in February 2015.
Dr. Michael Karpf, UK's vice president for health services, said in September that this project was to be a new expense, not part of the $762 million 12-story tower project. About half of those floors are empty.