UofL Health – Jewish Hospital opened in 1905 with a mission to provide all patients with the highest quality care and a strong emphasis on research and education. Today, Jewish Hospital, is a 462-bed an internationally renowned, high-tech tertiary referral center focused on developing leading-edge advancements in hand and microsurgery, heart and lung care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neuroscience, organ transplantation and outpatient care. Many of the hospital’s clinical programs have achieved national rankings for excellence. Noted for numerous medical firsts in Kentucky, the nation and the world, Jewish Hospital is the site of the nation's first four-hand transplants, first kidney transplant in 1964, the first open-heart surgery in 1965, the first heart transplant in 1984, and the first-hand transplant in 1999.
Being an academic medical center creates an environment where education, clinical expertise and research collide to save lives in innovative ways. In fact, the world's first and second successful AbioCor™ Implantable Replacement Heart transplant, and more recently, the nation's second and third CARMAT Aeson® total artificial heart transplants - one of which was the world's first successful transplant ever performed in a female patient have all been performed at Jewish Hospital. In addition, the first trial of adult cardiac stem cells in chronic heart failure happened here too.
Jewish Hospital continues to be recognized for specialized heart care procedures, including the implantation of ventricular assist devices (VAD), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Part of a regional network of EMS providers, Jewish Hospital is an accredited chest pain center providing comprehensive 24/7 STEMI heart attack care and treatments. The first in Kentucky to receive the Chest Pain Center Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an Institute of the American College of Cardiology.
Part of Jewish Hospital, the UofL Health – Trager Transplant Center is among a select group of hospitals nationwide approved by medicare to perform heart, lung, liver, kidney, living donor kidney, pancreas and vascularized composite allograft (hand) transplants. The center also includes a Pancreas Disease Center, a GI Motility Clinic, and Advanced Heart Failure Therapies programs.
More than just exceptional heart care, our physicians offer minimally invasive surgical care using the newest technology and techniques that ensure patients experience - less pain, less hospital time, less recovery time and less inconvenience. We perform a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures utilizing multiple robotic surgical platforms and laparoscopic surgery techniques that allow surgeons to use the most advanced technology to perform orthopedic, heart, prostate, neurosurgery, lung, kidney, and other surgical procedures through Band-Aid sized incisions.
Our interdisciplinary team of experts specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and/or diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. One of the Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Centers, UofL Health – Jewish Hospital has been nationally recognized by the American Stroke Association, receiving their Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award.
In addition to excellence in stroke care, UofL Health – Jewish Hospital provides acute inpatient and outpatient rehab services through UofL Health – Frazier Rehab Institute, including “day one” evaluation and rehab to begin the recovery process. As the lead center in the nation for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, Frazier offers spinal cord patients access to leading-edge therapies, including Locomotor Training. Frazier’s Movement Disorders Program, in conjunction with the University of Louisville, has been recognized as a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, providing world-class research, therapeutic care and education.
UofL Health – Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202