Clark Regional Medical Center
Nestled in renowned Bluegrass horse country, Winchester's historical roots shape its vibrant present.
Clark Regional Medical Center's (CRMC) 79-bed, state-of-the-art acute care facility features patient-friendly design and enhanced healthcare IT capabilities, and was the first hospital in Kentucky with a 100 percent geothermal heating and cooling system. Established in 1917, CRMC also serves residents of Clark County and the surrounding area with outpatient services through a number of physician practices at its on-site medical plaza and at the Clark Clinic. CRMC also operates an urgent care clinic in Winchester and a rural health clinic that serves residents of Powell County and Montgomery County.
Founded in 1792, but with roots dating back to 1685 when Shawnee Indians inhabited the area, Winchester sits at the heart of Clark County, just 20 miles east of Lexington. A dynamic cultural center, the town is home to the Leeds Theatre for performing arts, the Winchester Art Guild Gallery, the Winchester Opera House and the Bluegrass Heritage Museum. Clark County also hosts several popular festivals, including the Annual Daniel Boone Festival, Beer Cheese Festival and Scarecrow Festival. And the Clark County Fair draws crowds each summer for livestock shows and rodeos, live entertainment and more.
Year-round recreational activities can be found through the Winchester Clark County Parks and Recreation Department and the YMCA. And Natural Bridge State Resort Park lies nearby with a 54-acre lake in Daniel Boone National Forest, which offers fishing, boating, playgrounds, cottages and lodges among its beautiful scenery.