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Concerns increase that Louisville’s Jewish Hospital could close or be sold as result of financial woes

Louisville’s Jewish Hospital continues to lose money, apparently raising the chances that it could be closed rather than sold. The hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare, which operate as a unit of KentuckyOne Health, “recorded operating losses of $17.7 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, which was slightly better than the period a year earlier, when operating losses exceeded $20 million,”...

Parent company of majority of Catholic Hospitals in Kentucky gains approval to merge with Dignity Health

The parent firm of most Roman Catholic hospitals in Kentucky, Catholic Health Initiatives, has received conditional approval from church officials to merge with Dignity Health, a not-for-profit chain based in San Francisco. The deal “would create the nation’s largest not-for-profit hospital company by revenue,” Harris Meyer and Tara Bannow report for Modern Healthcare. CHI’s...