Peggy Stephens

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.