Slow Food Advocate Says Western Diets Must Change to Improve Health, Environment

The head of the organization Slow Food International says Louisville has made great strides in the push for what he calls good, clean and fair food. Paolo di Croce‘s organization supports food that is locally grown, healthy and sustainable for both farmers and the environment. He says there are a number of practitioners of the […]

Mayor’s Hike Bike and Paddle at Waterfront on Monday

Thousands of Louisvillians are expected to head to Waterfront Park on Monday to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike and Paddle. The event’s goal is to encourage fitness through outdoor activities. Louisville was recently ranked second-to-last on the American Fitness Index’s ranking of 50 major U.S. cities. Free shirts will be given […]

Baptist Hospital East to Handle Tubal Ligations After Merger

The hospital merger that is meant to enhance care across Kentucky will result in some procedures being moved to facilities outside of the merger. The University of Louisville has expanded its decade-old partnership with Baptist Hospital East to relocate procedures that will eventually be banned at U of L Hospital. The hospital is merging with Jewish […]

Baptist Healthcare Agrees to $8.9 Million Medicare Settlement

The owner or operator of six Kentucky hospitals has agreed to pay $8.9 million for claims improperly billed to Medicare. The U.S. attorneys’ offices in Louisville and Lexington announced the settlement Thursday with Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc. and Hardin Memorial Hospital, under management of Baptist Healthcare. Baptist East in Louisville was among the hospitals involved, […]

Beshear Says He Needs More Information on Hospital Merger

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he needs more information on the proposed merger between University of Louisville Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. Beshear met today with officials from the hospitals. The meeting came after increased questions over what would happen to reproductive health and end-of-life services after CHI owns a majority stake in University Hospital […]

Archbishop Discusses Hospital Merger

The concerns that the pending merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives has put the future of certain services in question. Doctors in the merged University Hospital will have to follow Catholic directives, meaning many reproductive health services (contraception counseling, vasectomies, tubal ligations, emergency and elective abortions) will not be […]

Indiana AG Appeals Planned Parenthood Ruling, Organization Looks to Kansas Case for Encouragement

The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed its brief in the defense of a state law that defunds Planned Parenthood. The law passed the General Assembly this year and blocks Medicaid funding from any organization that provides abortions. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and the American Civil Liberties Union have challenged the law, and won a […]

Austin, Kingston Have Coped With Religious Hospital Mergers

Later this month, officials with University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives will address a General Assembly committee on the hospitals’ pending merger. The principals were called before state lawmakers over concerns that reproductive and end-of-life services will be changed once the Catholic Health Initiatives owns a majority of the other facilities. […]

U of L Upgrades Supercomputer, Welcomes Further Enhancements

The University of Louisville has doubled the power of its supercomputer. When it was installed in 2009, the Cardinal Research Cluster was 21 teraflops, meaning it could do 21 trillion calculations per second. Most home computers aren’t measured in flops, but rarely exceed a ten thousandth of that power. Now the cluster is 42 teraflops. It’s […]

Conway Says State Must Approve Hospital Merger, Ramsey to Address Lawmakers

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Governor Steve Beshear are attempting to assert their role in a pending hospital merger. Questions have been growing around the proposed merger of University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. The merged hospitals will have to follow Catholic health directives. That means University Hospital would have […]