Women’s Political Caucus Joins Voices Against Merger

Click here for all of our reporting on this issue.  The Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus is now opposing the University of Louisville Hospital merger. University Hospital is poised to merge with Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. Earlier this year, the caucus purchased ad space in the Courier-Journal to […]

Council Votes to Continue Payments to University Hospital

Click here for all of our coverage on this issue. The Louisville Metro Council will continue contributing money to indigent care at University of Louisville Hospital. The city gives about $9.6 million to the hospital every year to care for the poor. Earlier this week, four members of the Budget Committee tabled a payment to […]

Louisville Forum Hosts Hospital Merger, Questions Persist

Click here for all of our coverage on this issue. Click here to documents released from merger officials to Jefferson County attorney. Tensions rose Wednesday afternoon between healthcare professionals and officials with the pending hospital merger who participated in a debate hosted by Louisville Forum. It was three on three at Vincenzo’s in downtown Louisville. […]

First Amendment Group Urges Beshear to Block Hospital Merger

Click here for all of our coverage on this issue.  The Washington D.C.-based organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State is asking Governor Steve Beshear not to approve the pending merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. The group argues that U of […]

O’Connell, U of L Settle Suits Over Hospital Merger Records

An agreement has been reached between the University of Louisville and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell that will end lawsuits he filed over hospital merger documents. O’Connell went to court seeking to force the university and U of L Hospital to turn over financial and other records related to the hospital’s pending merger with two […]

City’s Funding for U of L Hospital Questioned, Facing Cuts

After a brief delay, the Louisville Metro Council is expected to continue its payments to University of Louisville Hospital for indigent care. But concerns over the city budget and the hospital’s pending merger have made that money an easy target. The city gives about $9.6 million to the hospital every year to care for the […]

Advocacy Groups and Individuals Rally Against Hospital Merger

Civic advocacy groups and individuals met Monday to discuss what actions they can take against the proposed hospital merger between University Medical Center, Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression organized a discussion at City Hall around the controversial merger that has been […]

Hospital Merger Partners Discuss Transparency, Employee Benefits, Care Changes and Religious Doctrine

The principal players in a pending hospital merger say they’ve been as open as they can be with the public about the potentially multi-billion dollar deal. The consolidation of University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives will result in a statewide care network and a $320 million cash infusion to the […]

O’Connell Sues Over Hospital Merger Records

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell has filed a lawsuit against the University of Louisville, seeking the release of records related to the pending U of L Hospital merger with Catholic Health Initiatives and Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare. O’Connell says U of L has turned over some records that he described as “fluff,” but […]

Board of Health Recommends Oversight for Merged Hospitals

The Louisville Metro Board of Health wants to add a new layer of oversight in the pending hospital merger. The board’s decision comes after studying the pending merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. The panel was inundated with questions about how reproductive health, end of life care and a […]