February 23, 2018

Around the nation: Kentucky hospitals want to add 184 acute care beds

Daily Briefing

    The University of Kentucky Hospital and Baptist Health Lexington have requested approval for projects to add more acute care beds, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Kentucky, and Missouri.

    • Alabama: Southeast Alabama Medical Center has unveiled new specialized beds for premature infants. Babyleo beds are the latest state-of-the-art incubator technology in the country, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. They help keep the infant's body at an optimal temperature and have space for medical professionals to perform medical procedures (van der Bijl, Birmingham Business Journal, 2/20).

    • Kentucky: Two Kentucky hospitals have asked the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to launch expansion projects. University of Kentucky Hospital is seeking permission for a $50 million, 141-acute-care-bed expansion. Baptist Health Lexington wants to launch a $14.4 million expansion to add 43 acute care beds (Lagasse, Healthcare Finance News, 2/21).

    • Missouri: Memorial Hospital East has chosen Jeff Dossett as hospital administrator, effective March 5. Dossett succeeds Ruth Holmes, who this past summer announced she would retire in January. Dossett most recently has worked as director of dialysis, imaging, radiation oncology, and service excellence at Christian Hospital (Mueller, St. Louis Business Journal, 2/21).

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