The new Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, shown in June, is in the finishing stages of construction and is scheduled to open in summer 2013. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that K Healthcare is expected to operate and manage the hospital under a proposed $43 million contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
The new Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, shown in June, is in the finishing stages of construction and is scheduled to open in summer 2013. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that K Healthcare is expected to operate and manage the hospital under a proposed $43 million contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader
The new Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, shown in June, is in the finishing stages of construction and is scheduled to open in summer 2013. Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that K Healthcare is expected to operate and manage the hospital under a proposed $43 million contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

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