Many gather and celebrate ribbon cutting for new Shriners Medical Center

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky leaders, doctors, and guests from all over the region came together Sunday to celebrate the opening of the new Shiners Medical Center.

Our very own Tom Kenny and his wife Nancy Cox were the masters of ceremonies.

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Patients at the medical center helped the adults dedicate the new building and cut the ribbon.

Congressman Andy Barr and primary care physician Senator Ralph Alvarado were on hand to present a proclamation from Governor Bevin.

Senator Ralph Alvarado, primary care physician, said, “Even though we have a new facility, I know that the heart and soul of the old one is coming right into this and into the care that is going to be provided. It’s going to be tremendous… A true asset for our city and for our state.”

Shiners Hospitals for Children is a pediatric hospital system that works toward researching and treating pediatric conditions.