Innovative research on such breakthroughs as artificial hearts and limbs, groundbreaking advances on transplants and the development of medical advances has strengthened Kentucky’s reputation as a healthcare leader. As a result, the number of healthcare-related facilities continues to grow quickly. A trained medical research workforce and advances by medical facilities have combined to make Kentucky an excellent location for healthcare-related businesses.

Healthcare Workers:

Nearly 30,000 people work in one of Kentucky’s healthcare-related businesses

Healthcare Facilities:

Kentucky has more than 160 healthcare-related facilities

Healthcare Investment:

In 2016, 12 new or expanded facilities were announced with investments of $157 million


Note: The statistics noted refer only to healthcare-related manufacturing, service and technology companies in Kentucky and do not include private healthcare, hospitals, physicians’ offices, etc.

Healthcare Facilities Report (PDF)

Healthcare New and Expanding Report 2016 (PDF)