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.
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