The Academic Difference

Academic medical centers are the leading health care systems regionally, nationally, and world-wide and right here in Louisville you have access to this care at UofL Health with seven hospitals, four medical centers, 12,000+ employees, 700+ physicians, 200+ physician practice locations, five Urgent Care Plus locations and seven emergency rooms. But the heart of UofL Health, is the downtown Academic Medical Center campus located adjacent to the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center campus.

Patients travel from across the commonwealth, Kentuckian region, the nation, and the world to receive care at UofL Health’s downtown Academic Medical Center campus. As an academic medical center, UofL Health is part of the same community as Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and John Hopkins Medical Center (to name just a few) and held to standards far above health care systems that are not a part of the research and innovations offered through academic medicine.

Academic medical centers like ours represent a unique blend of academics and patient care. Physicians, researchers and other medical professionals are on-site to provide highly specialized expertise to patients, to develop excellent physicians and health care providers for the future, to continue the delivery of excellent care to our community, to carry out research activities that bring the latest diagnostic and treatment methods to the patients we serve.

Treatments that will travel the world tomorrow, are happening today at UofL Health’s downtown Academic Medical Center campus.

Imagine getting some of the best health care science has to offer from many of the world’s brightest minds working to make it even better through research and development.

There is a difference in care when you have the backing of nationally-accredited research and innovation through the University of Louisville School of Medicine where, unlike other health care systems, we don’t just offer clinical trials, but we are the founders, researchers and scientists that introduce new clinical trials. Where cutting-edge research and numerous major medical breakthroughs have been developed for more than 100 years.

We represent a unique blend of academics and patient care. Physicians, researchers, and other medical professionals are on-site to provide highly specialized expertise to patients, develop excellent physicians and health care providers for the future, continue the delivery of excellent care to our community and to carry out research that brings the latest diagnostic and treatment methods to the patients we serve.

Convenient Location and Access to Specialists on one campus

UofL Health’s downtown Academic Medical Center campus is nestled in the multi-hospital corridor right off I-65, I-64, and the Second Street Bridge. Located right here in downtown Louisville near the beautiful Waterfront Park, NuLu shopping district, University of Louisville School of Medicine, the YUM Center, Fourth Street Live, Slugger Field and the Louisville City FC soccer stadium.

Academic medical centers differ from other hospitals because they provide both routine and highly specialized health care services in an environment dedicated to patients.

You have access to every specialist you need on one campus. From UofL Health’s Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehabilitation Institute to Brown Cancer Center, Eye Institute and UofL Hospital to the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, the Center for Translational Research and UofL‘s Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry. All are within walking distance of each other, and many buildings have access through skyways to keep you safe from the changing weather.

At the downtown Academic Medical Center campus, we offer a wide range of health care expertise located in one hospital campus, allowing a high level of interaction between these experts to provide efficient and effective care to our patients.

So, join us now at one of our many locations or at the UofL Health downtown Academic Medical Center campus.

That’s the Power of U.

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