The historic former home of the St. Elizabeth North hospital in Covington (
) has been filled with a new rehabilitation and nursing center called Providence Pavilion.
Following more than $500,000 worth of renovation work, the 277,000 square feet of space will now provide rooms for 82 residents in addition to a wide array of treatment services and other amenities. The new use of the 98-year-old complex also means the addition of 370 employees working throughout the three building campus.
"This is the beginning of an amazing project," said George Hagan, owner/operator of Providence Pavilion.
The first residents of the newly renovated facility moved in this past November into the building's fourth floor. Lower levels are occupied by rehabilitation services and other medical services. One of the most notable architectural features of the newly renovated structure is the cathedral-like chapel located on the building's second floor that boasts large stained glass windows.St. Elizabeth Healthcare
has maintained a significant presence on the site and is leasing more than 25 percent of the total 377,000 square feet for its financial operations and employee education programs.
“We have been pleased to expand upon the quality services that St. Elizabeth formerly provided to the community at this location. We also are honored that the Diocese of Covington has kept its offices in the building," said Hagan.
Future plans call for additional community services including those specifically targeted for senior citizens.
Writer: Randy A. SimesPhotography by Scott Beseler
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