University of Louisville Hospital

2:02 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Lack of State and Local Funding Leads to Cuts at One of Kentucky's Largest Hospitals

The financially struggling University Hospital in Louisville is cutting services that will save the facility about $2.5 million a year. The Courier-Journal reports that the hospital will close its sleep center in November, halt open-heart surgeries and limit non-emergency outpatient services for people who don't have insurance.

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Impact of Meth Series
9:40 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Injuries from Meth Lab Fires in Region Causing Explosive Emergency Room Costs

The inside of a meth lab discovered by police in Barren County, Kentucky.
Barren County Drug Task Force

One-hundred-thirty thousand dollars. That’s the average hospital cost of treating someone who has suffered burns in a meth lab fire—60% more than other burn patients. On top of that, most meth patients are uninsured.

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