UofL Health

South Louisville to get ‘The Birthing Place.’ Why it matters.

BY: - October 11, 2023

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 […]

What to know about Kentucky’s dominant COVID-19 strain 

BY: - August 23, 2023

The “vast majority” of Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases are now the variant EG.5 – also known as “Eris” – according to Louisville infectious disease expert Dr. Mark Burns.  This variant is “slightly more contagious … but overall not very different from the original omicron” strain, Burns told press Wednesday.  EG.5 is an omicron descendant, according to […]

With ‘incredible will to survive,’ Officer Nickolas Wilt heads home

BY: - July 28, 2023

Louisville Metro Police Officer Nickolas Wilt headed home Friday for the first time in months.  Waiting for him: his own bed and a much-anticipated steak dinner.  He rolled out of Frazier Rehabilitation Institute in a wheelchair around noon, past smiling scrubs-clad staff, police officers, politicians and members of the press.  Before exiting the building, he […]