South Louisville to get ‘The Birthing Place.’ Why it matters.
LOUISVILLE – Kentucky’s most populous city is set to get new birthing options thanks to a $20 million investment from UofL Health. The hospital system plans to start demolition of a 21,000-square foot space in South Louisville’s Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in December. It then plans to open The Birthing Place in the spring of […]
Prospects dim for freestanding birth centers in this session
FRANKFORT — Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer said Tuesday that bills aimed at revising the state’s certificate of need requirements “are not moving forward this session.” Among those bills are pieces of legislation aimed at making freestanding birth centers more accessible in the state. Thayer’s comments came during Tuesday’s meeting of the Senate Licensing & Occupations […]
Postpartum mental health support bill sails out of committee
This story discusses suicide and mental health. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. FRANKFORT — A bill aimed at providing education and resources for new Kentucky parents sailed unanimously out of a committee Tuesday morning. Republican-sponsored Senate Bill 135 would […]