Stormont Vail Health breaks ground on new $38 million Manhattan complex

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Work began this week on a new $38 million medical complex at the K-State Research Park.

The facility will serve in part as a to training site for students in K-State’s physician assistant program as part of an agreement between the school and Stormont Vail Health.

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce president Jason Smith says the project will help make Manhattan into a more attractive place to live.

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He says the economic impact will also be felt in terms of new jobs.

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Stormont Vail President and CEO Dr. Robert Kenagy says the 79,000 square foot facility will house 22 different clinics including internal medicine, behavioral health, neurology, digestive health and reconstructive surgery.

“Having all of our clinic providers, doctors, nurses, all together under one roof, and having the space to expand, facilitates interaction between the groups, and facilitates an opportunity for patients to see multiple providers in the same location if they need to,” Kenagy said.

The facility is scheduled to be completed in fall 2022.

Smith, who appeared Thursday on KMAN’s In Focus, also said the Chamber is planning a June 29 ribbon cutting of Bev-Hub, a beverage packaging and shipping company based in Wichita. Bev-Hub moved to Manhattan last year with the purchase of the old Tallgrass Brewing Company building. Gov. Laura Kelly is expected to be in attendance at the groundbreaking.

Bev-Hub has so far brought about 40 new jobs to Manhattan and invested around 25 million dollars in its new location.

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