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Lawmakers grill University of Louisville hospital representative over proposed loan in Monday hearing

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Members of a legislative committee peppered a representative from University of Louisville Hospital with questions about the proposed $50 million in state funds to help U of L buy Kentucky One Health, which includes the Jewish Hospital system. 

Tom Miller, CEO of University of Louisville Health, appearing before the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee on Monday,...

University of Louisville moves to maintain heart transplants at Jewish Hospital after Nov. 1 takeover

The heart-transplant program at Jewish Hospital in Louisville may continue after all, now that the University of Louisville plans to take over the facility on Nov. 1. KentuckyOne Health, which is selling the hospital and other facilities to the university, is asking the national organ-donor network to disregard its July 18 request that the program be put on long-term inactivation, Kentucky One and...

Bevin, University of Louisville, KentuckyOne Health strike deal for acquisition of Jewish Hospital

Gov. Matt Bevin and University of Louisville President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi have announced a plan to secure the future of the Jewish Hospital and other KentuckyOne Health properties and their employees. Under the deal, University Medical Center Inc., owned by U of L, would acquire Jewish Hospital and other KentuckyOne Health assets located in the metro Louisville region and then integrate them into...

Jewish Hospital quits heart transplants; U of L says there is less need and can’t start program of its own

Financially ailing Jewish Hospital, which was once a national leader in heart transplants but has done only one this year, says it is putting the program on “long-term inactivation” while maintaining other transplant programs. Jewish Hospital is in downtown Louisville. Hospital President Ron Waldridge said in an email to employees that the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, which...

University of Louisville hopes to reach agreement by June 20 to take over Jewish Hospital

“After trying to sell Jewish Hospital and other local operations for about two years, KentuckyOne Health may finally be close to striking a deal, according to an email obtained by the Courier Journal,” Morgan Watkins reports for the Louisville newspaper. Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville (Photo from KHN) Deborah Lee-Eddie, the interim CEO for KentuckyOne’s Louisville market,...

University of Louisville in talks with Nashville hospital firm to buy Jewish Hospital, affiliates

The University of Louisville is talking with a Nashville healthcare firm to “prevent a catastrophic healthcare shakeup in Louisville,” the closure of Jewish Hospital, reports Louisville’s WDRB-TV. The potential deal is “offering a new survival scenario for the university’s medical services” at Jewish and Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, the Louisville Courier-Journal...

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,”...

Long-time Campbellsville University athletics director Don Bishop passes away, services set for Saturday

Don Bishop, former Campbellsville University Athletics Director and member of the CU Athletic Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was 82. Funeral services will be held at Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 30 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home with burial in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation is scheduled on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Parrott & Ramsey...

U of L honors late leader in bone marrow transplantation with new symposium

Advancing early knowledge in treating leukemias, myelomas and other blood-borne cancers was the hallmark of the late University of Louisville physician-researcher Geoffrey Peter Herzig’s life, so it is a fitting tribute to him that a new symposium in the same field has been established by UofL. The inaugural Geoffrey P. Herzig, M.D., Memorial Symposium for Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow...