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UK dedicates new patient care pavilion

During Sunday's open house at the new patient care pavilion at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Ryanne Svec, 7, and Tammy Ellis watched the  "Celebrate Kentucky" wall as pictures on the video monitors changed, slowly dissolving from one image to another.
During Sunday's open house at the new patient care pavilion at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, Ryanne Svec, 7, and Tammy Ellis watched the "Celebrate Kentucky" wall as pictures on the video monitors changed, slowly dissolving from one image to another.

The next step? Move in patients.

A Sunday ceremony marked the official opening of the new patient care pavilion at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Patients move in May 22.

U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, Gov. Steve Beshear, state Senate President David L. Williams, state Rep. Bob Damron and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray joined UK officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by several hundred.

Two patient-care floors hold 128 intensive-care and acute-care beds. Also open are common public spaces including the atrium, chapel, surgical waiting room and a 305-seat auditorium that will host the Lucille Caudill Little Performing Arts in Healthcare Program.

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