It was another busy year for UofL Health. As the year comes to a close, let's take a look back at 10 of our favorite stories from 2022.
University of Louisville student-athletes will benefit mightily with a new, comprehensive medical partnership between Cardinal Athletics and an impressive local health provider. UofL Health, a fully integrated regional academic health system affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has been named as the Official Health Care Provider for the Louisville Cardinals.
Terminally Ill Cancer Patient at UofL Health – UofL Hospital Fulfills Dying Wish: To Marry His Longtime Girlfriend
A terminally ill colon cancer patient at UofL Hospital had his final wish granted: To marry his longtime girlfriend of 18 years. Watch Osmin Melendez and Daysy Rosales’ emotional ceremony and how the team at UofL Hospital helped make it happen.
UofL Health – UofL Hospital has achieved the highest national recognition awarded to a hospital for excellence in nursing. Magnet status is the gold standard, and a reflection of nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.
The Central High School Pre-Medical Magnet Program is giving west Louisville students an up close and personal experience with a career in medicine. Students are able to shadow UofL Health doctors during rounds at UofL Hospital, scrub into operating rooms and witness surgeries, and also get practice performing simpler procedures, like sutures through this immersive curriculum.
An investment by UofL Health puts the dream of a college education within reach for more than 8,500 families. UofL Health employees and their dependents can now access free undergraduate tuition to the University of Louisville. The free tuition benefit, fully funded by UofL Health, is an enhancement to the competitive benefits package offered to all benefit eligible UofL Health employees.
Heart care now has a hospital to call home in Kentucky. UofL Health – Heart Hospital at Jewish Hospital is the region’s only hospital exclusively focused on comprehensive and innovative heart care. Built on the world-renowned legacy of 40 medical heart firsts at Jewish Hospital, the Heart Hospital pulls together all heart services into one main location to heal, revive, protect and even replace hearts.
A new seven-story tower will anchor a $144 million expansion and upgrade to UofL Health – UofL Hospital in downtown Louisville. The project will increase the hospital’s operating capacity and facilitate a phased modernization to include all private beds throughout the remainder of the hospital.
Delivering on a commitment to improve access to care, UofL Health broke ground on a more than $60 million expansion of its Bullitt County operations. The project will evolve the existing medical center into UofL Health – South Hospital, a full-service acute care hospital with 40 inpatient beds, more providers, enhanced emergency capabilities, an intensive care unit, cardiac/vascular lab, increased surgical and outpatient services, plus more jobs.
UofL Health has made a large donation to support the relief effort in eastern Kentucky following the recent flooding. UofL Health donated $25,000 to the Red Cross to help those affected by the floods.
UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center is celebrating 40 years of conducting groundbreaking research and providing care to hundreds of thousands of patients. The ultimate goal of Brown Cancer Center is to end cancer.