U of L announces partnership with KentuckyOne

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 6:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville has announced a partnership with a group of Kentucky hospitals.

The partnership is between the university's medical center and KentuckyOne, which is a merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and St. Joseph Health System in Lexington.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/SW93fU ) reports that U of L President James Ramsey says the partnership will allow University Hospital's board to continue control over the "public asset."

Gov. Steve Beshear blocked U of L Hospital's effort earlier this year to merge with the other hospitals over concerns about losing public control along with church and state issues, since Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives would have had majority control in the deal.

KentuckyOne and the university said Wednesday that the hospital's policies for reproductive and end-of-life care would not be affected by the new partnership.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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