Take a Look Back at UofL Health’s Top Stories of 2023

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.

LMPD Officer Nickolas Wilt Discharged from Frazier Rehab Institute, Returning Home

LMPD officer Nickolas Wilt was able to go home 109 days after being shot in the line of duty while responding to the April 10 mass shooting at Old National Bank. His heroic actions that day most certainly saved lives.
After multiple procedures at both UofL Hospital and Jewish Hospital, his condition improved enough to be transferred to Frazier Rehab Institute on May 10 to begin rehab.

UVA Football Player Perris Jones Discharged from Frazier Rehab Institute, Returning Home

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.

Watch Perris' sendoff from Frazier Rehab

UofL Hospital Marks 200 Years of Patient Care

Kentucky’s first hospital, UofL Hospital, celebrated 200 years of compassionate care, medical innovation and serving the underserved. Then known as Louisville Marine Hospital, the first patients were admitted in 1823.

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White Coat Ceremony Held For Central High School Students In Pre-Medical Magnet Program

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.

Watch the White Coat Ceremony

UofL Hospital Designated as Kentucky’s First Verified Burn Center

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.

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Construction worker prepares white steel beam with Bullitt County community's signatures to be hoisted in to UofL Health – South Hospital construction site.

Bullitt County’s Community Beam Hoisted at UofL Health – South Hospital

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.

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Proposed Front - The Birthing Place

‘The Birthing Place’ bringing labor and delivery services to Mary & Elizabeth 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.

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A permanent COVID-19 memorial now lives at the Kentucky State Capitol

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.

Watch the ceremony

Foundation of UofL Hospital West Tower takes shape

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.

Watch the update

Group photo of the UofL Health – Heart Hospital team and patient John Crush. All are making a heart shape with their hands.

60,000 Hearts Mended at UofL Health – Heart Hospital in first year

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.

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