University of Louisville trustees unanimously approved a partnership with five-hospital Norton Healthcare, Louisville, Ky., to build a 40-bed cancer hospital at Norton Pavilion on the sprawling Louisville Medical Center campus. The new James Graham Brown Cancer Center is expected to open sometime next year. Norton, the metropolitan area's largest provider of medical services, will pay most of the $10 million cost to build the new inpatient unit. Officials said they hope the hospital will be designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center within five years. If so, it would be the only such facility in the state. Kentucky has the nation's fourth-highest rate of cancer deaths among men and the eighth highest among women. It also has the highest rate of lung cancer in the nation for both men and women. -- by Michael Romano
40-bed cancer hospital planned for Louisville
Send us a letter
Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print.