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

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

Conway Says State Must Approve Hospital Merger, Ramsey to Address Lawmakers

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Governor Steve Beshear are attempting to assert their role in a pending hospital merger. Questions have been growing around the proposed merger of University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. The merged hospitals will have to follow Catholic health directives. That means University Hospital would have… Continue reading Conway Says State Must Approve Hospital Merger, Ramsey to Address Lawmakers

Fischer Says Pressure on U of L to Preserve Reproductive and End-of-Life Health Services Will Continue

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says University of Louisville Hospital has a lot to lose if medical services are compromised in a pending merger with a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. Under the merger agreement, both University Hospital and Jewish Hospital will follow Catholic medical directives. That puts a number of services related to reproductive health… Continue reading Fischer Says Pressure on U of L to Preserve Reproductive and End-of-Life Health Services Will Continue

Update: U of L Officials Say New or Renovated Facilities Can Host Procedures Restricted by Hospital Merger

Leaders of the University of Louisville medical school¬†gave a number of assurances but few answers about the future of reproductive health services at the school’s hospital. U of L hospital is merging with Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives.¬†The merger has raised concerns that vasectomies, stem cell research… Continue reading Update: U of L Officials Say New or Renovated Facilities Can Host Procedures Restricted by Hospital Merger

6:40am Update: U of L Belknap Campus, Humana Offices Closed

The University of Louisville has closed the Belknap Campus today because of the water main break on the campus. The announcement affects classes and offices. The university notes that the HSC & Shelby Campuses are open and operating on a regular schedule. All dental clinic patient appointments are canceled. In addition, Humana has closed its… Continue reading 6:40am Update: U of L Belknap Campus, Humana Offices Closed

6am Update: Water Main Break and Boil Water Advisory

A broken water main at the University of Louisville has caused widespread flooding across part of the Belknap campus. A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for more than 25,000 customers this morning. The break occurred near Floyd and Warnock Streets, trapping people in buildings as water rose to levels as high as five feet.… Continue reading 6am Update: Water Main Break and Boil Water Advisory

Update: Water Main Break Floods Parts of U of L Campus

A broken water main at the University of Louisville campus has caused some flooding across part of the campus. The break occurred near Floyd and Warnock Streets, causing that intersection, and much of the campus, to flood. According to MetroSafe Communications, some people are trapped in buildings as portions of the flooding have reached almost… Continue reading Update: Water Main Break Floods Parts of U of L Campus

IUS Plans New Fee, Higher Tuition

Indiana University Southeast is planning to raise total costs more than the state’s Commission for Higher Education has recommended, but school officials say the increase is justified. The commission has recommended that IUS keep tuition increases at or under 2.5 percent for the next two years. Technically, tuition will remain under that amount, but IUS… Continue reading IUS Plans New Fee, Higher Tuition

Council Caps Tuition Increases; Higher College Costs Could Hurt Job Market

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has capped tuition increases at public universities for the coming academic year. The universities of Louisville and Kentucky cannot raise tuition more than six percent, and both schools are planning to increase costs by that amount. It will be the latest in a string of tuition increases the universities… Continue reading Council Caps Tuition Increases; Higher College Costs Could Hurt Job Market