Kentucky children's hospitals announce partnership

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials at the state's two children's hospitals have announced their intent to form a partnership.

The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader report officials at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville and the University of Kentucky HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington said on Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent.

Stephen Williams, who is the chief executive officer of Norton Healthcare, which owns Kosair, says the hospitals "can do more together than we can do separately."

Officials said a partnership is expected to help the hospitals to recruit more pediatric specialists, open more outreach clinics and develop a statewide network of doctors who provide perinatal and neonatal care.

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