Talks Continue Between University Hospital and Potential Business Partners

Officials with University of Louisville Hospital continue their work on finding a new business partner. A new report from outside consultants says University Medical Center offers average service when compared to other academic hospitals, and the study shows a number of shortcomings in UMC’s growth strategy and business plan. But even if all that changed, the […]

Audit Finds Insufficient Oversight of Indigent Care Fund

An audit of the taxpayer funded trust that helps pay for indigent care at University of Hospital has found that the trust lacks sufficient oversight. The review of the Quality and Charity Care Trust by State Auditor Adam Edelen released today also found weaknesses in the structure of the QCCT board. Edelen says the audit […]

University Hospital Officials Say Cuts From City Would Be Devastating

The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee will hear testimony today on whether the city should continue funding indigent care at the University of Louisville Hospital. The city gives the hospital’s Qualitative Care and Charity Trust nine million dollars every year, though the hospital rebates two million dollars at the council’s request. The failed hospital merger […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maze To Hear Arguments December 21 in U of L Merger Records Suit

A Jefferson Circuit judge has scheduled a December 21 hearing on whether the University of Louisville should turn over records requested by the county attorney related to the pending hospital merger. County Attorney Mike O’Connell filed a lawsuit last week seeking what he says are substantive financial and other documents involving taxpayer money regarding 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 Mulling Recommendations on Hospital Merger

The Louisville Board of Health is continuing its deliberations on the pending hospital merger. The board held a public forum with officials from University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives last month to clear up concerns that Catholic-led supervision would affect access and availability of care. Some procedures will be banned […]