Board of Health to Hold Hospital Merger Forum, Release Statement

Representatives for the partners in a pending hospital merger will discuss public concerns over the consolidation at a forum later this month. University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives are set to combine into a statewide network. The new entity would have to follow Catholic care directives. That has raised questions over… Continue reading Board of Health to Hold Hospital Merger Forum, Release Statement

Hospital Principals Decline to Attend Women’s Political Caucus Forum on Merger

The Metro Louisville Women’s Political Caucus is holding a forum tonight on the proposed merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. Representatives from all of the merging entities have declined to attend. Ryan Alessi of CN2’s Pure Politics will moderate the forum, which… Continue reading Hospital Principals Decline to Attend Women’s Political Caucus Forum on Merger

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.┬áThe hospital is merging with Jewish… Continue reading Baptist Hospital East to Handle Tubal Ligations After Merger

Jewish Hospital Eliminates 155 Jobs

Jewish Hospital has cut 155 jobs at its Louisville facility. Officials have not returned a request for comment, but have issued a statement saying about 45 of the positions were already vacant. The company blames the cuts on market trends. The statement goes on to say the reductions won’t affect care and the nurse per… Continue reading Jewish Hospital Eliminates 155 Jobs

Lawmaker Has More Questions About Hospital Merger

The principals of three merging healthcare systems in Kentucky can expect more questions from state lawmakers. Last week, representatives from University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives addressed the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare. They fielded questions about how reproductive and end-of-life services would be protected after the entities merge… Continue reading Lawmaker Has More Questions About Hospital Merger

Lawmakers Ask Hospital Officials About Undoing Merger

Representatives from the University of Louisville, Jewish Hospital and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives discussed their facilities’ pending merger during a General Assembly committee meeting today. Committee members asked a series of questions about how reproductive and end-of-life care would be preserved after CHI takes majority ownership of University Hospital. Hospital staff will have… Continue reading Lawmakers Ask Hospital Officials About Undoing Merger

Norton to Offer Expanded Services for Women and Children at Renovated Suburban Hospital

As questions arise over the future of reproductive health services in Louisville, Norton Healthcare announced today it will reconfigure Norton Suburban Hospital into a facility for women and children. “We see it as our responsibility to provide specialized care in areas such as cardiac care, orthopedic care, breast health, oncology, prevention and wellness, and this… Continue reading Norton to Offer Expanded Services for Women and Children at Renovated Suburban Hospital

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,… Continue reading Baptist Healthcare Agrees to $8.9 Million Medicare Settlement

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… Continue reading Archbishop Discusses Hospital Merger

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.… Continue reading Austin, Kingston Have Coped With Religious Hospital Mergers