Eastern State Hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky announced Tuesday that Peggy Stephens, an Indiana psychiatrist who was appointed earlier this month to lead Eastern State Hospital, has turned down the offer.

Eastern State Hospital Taps New Leader

Jun 3, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A psychiatrist from Indiana has been chosen to lead Eastern State Hospital at its new $129 million Lexington location.

The University of Kentucky announced on Monday that Peggy Stephens will start as chief administrative officer and chief medical officer on July 1. The Louisville native will oversee the August opening of the 239-bed hospital at UK's Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington. She'll also be an associate professor on the UK faculty.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After two years of analysis by the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, the remains of 178 people have been placed back in the ground at the Eastern State Hospital cemetery.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A delay in moving Eastern State Hospital to its new facility in Lexington is causing headaches for officials at Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new building for Eastern State Hospital, one of the country’s oldest medical facilities for the mentally ill, will be managed and operated by the University of Kentucky. Reporter Brenna Angel has details.