Negotiations on a merger with Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare and Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives began in March. The U of L Board of Trustees Thursday moved the talks forward by authorizing a letter of intent. The letter paves the way for the creation of a new healthcare system comprised of all three entities.
Sitting next to his wife, Cindy, Rich Edwards was upbeat and positive just over a week after undergoing a 17-and-a-half hour surgery to replace both of his hands.
Kentucky’s first double hand transplant was completed Wednesday at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center. The lead surgeon says for the first time doctors were able to use the nerves of the patient’s own hands for the procedure.
This is the sixth hand transplant operation at the center and the first there to involve two hands. It’s also the first to include Twitter updates from just outside the operating suite.
Reports of a possible merger with Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Health Care surfaced earlier this summer. At the Louisville Forum Wednesday, university president James Ramsey said the hospital needs to grow in order to provide a broader array of treatments.
Less than a year after receiving a hand transplant at Jewish Hospital, Dave Robert Armstrong has had his hand removed.
The University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital will participate in a first-of-its kind clinical trial using adult cardiac stem cells to treat heart disease. Study leader Dr. Roberto Bolli (pictured) says scientists in Louisville will take tissue from heart patients and send it to colleagues at Harvard University, where adult cardiac stem cells will be… Continue reading U of L, Jewish Hospital Announce Stem Cell Trial
A milestone is being marked this week at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital. It was ten years ago that doctors from Jewish, the University of Louisville and Kleinert and Kutz and Associates performed the country’s first hand transplant. The recipient of a new left hand was Matt Scott of New Jersey (pictured), who returned to Louisville Monday to… Continue reading Hand Transplant Anniversary Marked
The fifth person in the U.S. to undergo a hand transplant is being discharged from Louisville’s Jewish Hospital, but will stay in down for three months of physical therapy. Forty-three year old Erik Hondusky of upstate New York received his new hand in a nine-hour operation last week at Jewish. Hondusky, who lost his… Continue reading Hand Transplant Recipient To Begin Physical Therapy
A New York man has become the fifth person in the U.S. to undergo a hand transplant. All five operations have been performed at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital. Spokesperson Barbara Mackovic says 43 year old Erik Hondusky of Messina, New York received a new right hand in a nine-hour operation on Monday. “Mr. Hondusky lost his… Continue reading New York Man Receives Hand Transplant