Jewish Hospital Medical Center East Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Louisville, Ky. (January 7, 2013)— Jewish Hospital Medical Center East, part of KentuckyOne Health, celebrates 10 years of service to the eastern Louisville community this month. The center has served more than 700,000 patients since opening on January 2, 2003.
When Medical Center East opened at 3920 Dutchmans Lane, it set new standards in the region for outpatient care through technological advancements aimed at improving the patient experience, as well as more aesthetic touches including art by Kentucky glass artists. It was the first major Jewish Hospital facility in the east end to provide outpatient and diagnostic procedures.
Today, the outpatient and emergency care facility provides 24/7 emergency care by board-certified/board-eligible emergency medicine physicians, comprehensive outpatient surgery and endoscopy, a full array of medical imaging and diagnostic services and houses physician offices covering a variety of specialties.
The 260,000 square foot facility, featurrs nine operating rooms and four endoscopy suites, Over the last decade, more than 78,000 outpatient surgeries have been performed at Medical Center East, in addition to 35,000 endoscopy, or scope, procedures. With cutting edge equipment, the center has performed more than 64,000 mammograms, 34,000 MRIs and treated 200,000 emergency room patients.
“Medical Center East continues to grow as one of the community’s premier outpatient facilities,” said Shelly Neal, Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services for KentuckyOne Health. “This center has set the standard for our expanded ambulatory care services, providing convenient, comfortable care close to home for patients in Louisville’s east end.”
Medical Center East has private celebrations planned for employees and guests on January 10 at 6:30 p.m. and on January 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the facility.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University Medical Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with more than 16,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 2,700 licensed beds.