U of L will open its new hospital in Bullitt County on Monday

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The University of Louisville is opening its UofL Health –South Hospital Monday, March 18, with a community breakfast, open house and ceremonial ribbon-cutting.The hospital will accept its first inpatients that afternoon, a university news release said.

“The $78 million acute care hospital opens with 40 inpatient beds, and shell space for an additional 20 beds,” the release said. “The new hospital fills an access gap in Kentucky’s 10th most populous county, allowing local patients to get their care closer to home. Bullitt County was previously the largest county without an inpatient hospital.” Bullitt is on the southern border of Jefferson County.

The hospital is on Interstate 65 at the Brooks exit  (#121), “South Hospital is ideally positioned to support one of Kentucky’s fastest growing regions,” the release says. “In addition to inpatient beds, including a 10-bed intensive care unit, the new full-service acute care hospital is bringing more providers. It will also provide enhanced heart-care services . . .for faster treatment of acute heart attacks, expanded emergency capabilities including a ‘fast track’ area for quicker treatment and discharge, expanded cardiopulmonary services, state-of-the art pharmacy, laboratory and sterile processing areas and increased surgical suites for inpatient and outpatient procedures.”

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