Efforts under way to bring in-patient care to Hillview, KY, medical center
Louisville Courier-Journal, April 2, 2008
Although Jewish Hospital Medical Center South in Hillview, KY, has an emergency room, many Bullit County residents wish the facility had in-patient beds so they could be closer to their family in case of a serious medical problem. Legislators are currently working with the Kentucky Hospital Association and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services to find a way to allow Bullitt County to have in-patient beds at a medical facility. Bills had been proposed in the House and the Senate to let medical centers such as Jewish add up to 60 in-patient beds, allowing them to serve as small hospitals. The bills were withdrawn, however, due to amendments that were tacked on.