It was another busy year for UofL Health in 2023. As the year comes to a close, let's take a look back at 10 of our top stories from throughout the organization.
Virginia Cavaliers running back Perris Jones—who was immobilized and carted off the field after suffering a scary spinal cord injury on the field during the Nov. 9 matchup with Louisville—was able to walk out of Frazier Rehabilitation Institute on his own to head home just 2.5 weeks later.
Louisville Central High School students are one step closer to pursuing a career in the medical field and making a difference for their communities. The first-ever white coat ceremony for students in the school's Pre-Medical Magnet Program was held in February.
The Burn Center at UofL Hospital has been designated as Kentucky’s first verified burn center. One of only 56 verified burn centers across the country, this distinction validates the high-quality care patients receive from their time of injury through rehabilitation.
A steel beam, adorned with the signatures and well wishes from residents across the Bullitt County community, took its place in the structural framework for the new UofL Health – South Hospital. The $75 million expansion project will improve access to care in Kentucky's largest county without an inpatient hospital.
UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital is bringing labor and delivery services back to South Louisville for the first time in nearly 50 years. "The Birthing Place" will serve zip codes with some of the highest birth rates in Jefferson County.
UofL Health was honored to be represented at the dedication of the permanent Kentucky COVID Memorial on the grounds of the Kentucky State Capitol. The memorial—titled “United We Stand. Divided We Fall”—honors the more than 18,000 Kentuckians lost during the pandemic.
UofL Health COO Ken Marshall and Senior VP of Operations Steve Amsler guided tours of the UofL Hospital West Tower construction site to provide an update on the $144 million expansion project.
The UofL Health – Heart Hospital team celebrated its one-year anniversary in August. In just one year, the Heart Hospital has cared for more than 60,000 patients, including people from 46 states and 118 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.