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Hospitals Answer Board of Health Questions

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Officials with University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and Catholic Health Initiatives have answered some lingering questions about the hospitals’ pending merger. The Board of Health collected the questions before, during and after an October public forum on the merger. You can read the responses here.

The merging partners have also released a number of other documents, and the information has done little to silence critics. Skeptics aren’t convinced that reproductive and end of life care will be preserved. They also have questions about employee benefits and visitation rights.

“All of the potential merger partners honor the visitation wishes of their patients,” say the partners in the statement to the Board of Health.

But the response on employee benefits is not entirely complete: