The federal government is likely to move ahead soon with purchasing property on Brownsboro Road to build Louisville’s new VA hospital. But first, officials are waiting for the completion of an environmental assessment later this month.

The assessment covers more than a dozen direct, indirect and cumulative effects the hospital will have on the area near the I-264 interchange. This includes environmental, cultural, and geological issues. The public will have a chance to comment on the report until April 29, and VA’s Bob Morey said he expects the property to be purchased within a month. [click to continue…]

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Second Hospital Merger Forum Is Tonight

by Gabe Bullard October 20, 2011

A second public forum will be held tonight on the pending hospital merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. The merger will limit some reproductive services offered at University Hospital, and that has raised concerns among many patients. The forum is organized by the African American Think Tank and will […]

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Bonick Leaves Jewish Hospital Medical Campus

by Gabe Bullard September 16, 2011

A senior executive at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare has resigned. Martin Bonick was senior vice president of the organization and president and CEO of the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus. Hospital officials have declined to elaborate on Bonick’s resignation, opting only to release a statement acknowledging his departure. Hospital consultant Doug Howell will replace […]

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Hospital Officials Say Layoffs Are A Sign of Merger’s Necessity

by Gabe Bullard August 26, 2011

Officials with Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare say the recent round of layoffs is an example of why the healthcare provider must merge with University of Louisville Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. Yesterday, Jewish Hospital cut 155 jobs. Last year, the system cut 500. The hospital merger will create a number of redundancies and […]

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Hand Transplant Recipient Recovering Faster Than Expected

by Gabe Bullard December 10, 2010

In all of human history, only a handful of people have had the experience Richard Edwards has every day: Looking at the end of his arm and seeing someone else’s hand.

Edwards is the recipient of only the third double-hand transplant ever.

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VA Still Studying Locations For New Hospital

by Gabe Bullard July 6, 2010

The list of possible locations for a new veterans hospital in Louisville is being whittled down.

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New Kosair Medical Center Opening Soon

by Gabe Bullard May 20, 2010

The Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro will open next week.

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Officials Still Awaiting VA Hospital Decision

by Gabe Bullard December 24, 2009

A decision on where to locate a new veterans hospital in Louisville is expected in the near future.

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VA Holding Seeking Input On Medical Center Locations

by Gabe Bullard April 6, 2009

The Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a public meeting Monday at 1PM at the Clifton Center to get input on where the VA should put a new medical center in Louisville.

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Baptist East Expansion To Open Monday

by Gabe Bullard January 16, 2009

Starting next week, Eastern Jefferson County will be served by a new medical center.

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