Louisville, Ky. (February 27, 2014)–As part of its efforts to improve performance, KentuckyOne Health is adjusting the mix of outpatient services offered at Medical Center Jewish Northeast (MCJNE).
The center’s emergency room will close effective at 7 a.m. April 1, 2014, due to low demand for emergency services at that location.
The medical center remains open and will continue to offer a range of other services from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For emergency needs, the community will continue to be served by other excellent nearby 24/7 emergency care at:
- Norton Brownsboro Hospital (7 miles away)
- Medical Center Jewish East (13 miles away)
- Jewish Hospital Shelbyville (19 miles away)
MCJNE representatives have contacted officials responsible for emergency transport and public safety about the planned closure of the emergency room. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also was contacted today regarding related highway signage. Additionally, MCJNE will conduct a community outreach effort to notify area residents and former patients about the closure and provide information about nearby 24/7 emergency care through advertising, signage, and direct mail.
“Medical Center Jewish Northeast is open and is expanding in several areas,” said Shelley Neal, KentuckyOne Health vice president ambulatory care. “Construction is underway for the new home of Midwest Gastroenterology Associates. This spring, we will open a new Healthy Lifestyle Center offering medically supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and other health and wellness services. We also expect to announce other expanded services soon.”
Medical Center Jewish Northeast remains open and continues to offer:
- Primary care and specialty physician services
- Premier Surgery Center
- Diagnostic imaging including general X-ray, DEXA scan, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET scan and ultrasound
- Laboratory services
- Infusion services
- Frazier Rehab Institute outpatient services
Each person whose position is being eliminated by the closure of the emergency room is being given priority consideration if they apply for open positions within the system. Employees leaving the organization are receiving support including severance, outplacement services, community resources, and extended employee assistance plan benefits.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.