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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,...

KentuckyOne Health in Central, Eastern Ky. reverts names to CHI St. Joseph to reflect parent firm

The nine hospitals and associated facilities in Central and Eastern Kentucky that have borne the name KentuckyOne Health since 2012 have been renamed, signaling the eventual end of the short-lived KentuckyOne brand, Chris Otts reports for Louisville’s WDRB. The brand was removed from University of Louisville Hospital last year, and will be removed from other facilities in the city once they are...

Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life teams with Organ Donor Affiliates for Legacy of Life 5K/Walk

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), in partnership with University of Louisville Hospital, will host its 9th Annual Legacy of Life Run/Walk in Louisville’s Iroquois Park on Sept. 15. All proceeds from the event will go to the Circuit Clerk’s Trust For Life/KODA’s patient assistance fund, as well as U of L Hospital’s Donor Family...

New ‘bridge clinics’ at UK, UofL and in NKy link emergency care to opioid-addiction treatment

Patients with opioid addictions who are treated in emergency rooms at the University of Kentucky or St. Elizabeth Hospital in Northern Kentucky can now go directly into addiction treatment if they choose it. “An essential part of the substance-use-disorder treatment system is to be able provide treatment on demand rather than sending patients who are at risk for overdose death to treatment...

Bevin appoints five new members to state’s Telehealth Oversight Board

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: Deborah Burton, Erika Skula, Dr. Brett Oliver, Dr. Janet Mills and Timothy L. Olsen have been appointed to the Telehealth Board. • Deborah Burton, of Lexington, is telehealth program manager for KentuckyOne Health. She will represent third parties and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020. • Erika Skula,...

Planned Parenthood claims transfer agreement with hospital canceled due to pressure from Bevin

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky claims in a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin that he put pressure on Louisville hospitals to keep the organization from getting a state license for an abortion clinic in the city, Deborah Yetter reports for The Courier-Journal. A trial brief filed Aug. 30 alleges that the governor threatened “to block millions of dollars in public funds from University...

As Thunder Over Louisville event approaches,
UofL Hospital readies for ‘Thunder Babies’

Registered nurse Lisa Wright first noticed the phenomenon about a dozen years ago.   Working the night shift in what is now the Center for Women and Infants at the University of Louisville Hospital, she realized that the unit became busier and busier as Thunder Over Louisville progressed.   The kick-off event to the Kentucky Derby Festival, Thunder Over Louisville is an air show that concludes...