New outpatient center provides one-stop health care
September 2nd, 2008
One piece of the University of Louisville’s 20-year master Health Sciences Center plan is in place with the completion and opening of the UofL Health Care Outpatient Center.
The building at the corner of Preston and Chestnut streets provides a medical center hub for the 450 UofL clinical faculty members who make up University of Louisville Physicians group and offers patients one-stop medical and dental care.
“UofL physicians used to be scattered throughout the area,” said Larry Cook, executive vice president for health affairs. “The new facility provides space to bring them together, which makes getting health care easier for patients.
“Instead of being sent to one building for lab work, another for imaging and still others for a specialist referral, patients can have everything done in one place,” he said.
Physicians continue to move in and include such practices as obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health, internal medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, kidney disease, radiology, ophthalmology, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, anesthesiology and pain management, orthopedics, urology, psychiatry and dentistry.
The new building, said UofL President James Ramsey, shows the university’s commitment to faculty doctors and to helping them provide quality patient care.
“Our faculty doctors have to be on the leading edge, because they are teaching the next generation,” he said. “They spend hours staying abreast of discoveries in their fields — and in the case of many of our faculty they are often the ones making those discoveries.
The commitment to the Outpatient Center “underscores the investment we have made in our faculty — some of the best minds in medicine — whose dedication continues to make a difference in quality of life for our community and state,” he said.
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