University Of Kentucky In Court To Gain Control Of Local Hospital

A Lexington hospital may soon change hands.

A report in the Lexington Herald-Leader says a hearing this afternoon could seal the deal for the University of Kentucky to take over Samaritan Hospital.

A U.S. bankruptcy judge gave tentative approval to the 13-million dollar deal yesterday.

If the agreement is approved, U.K. could take over operation of the facility tomorrow.

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  • by c Location: Frankfort on Jun 7, 2007 at 05:18 AM
    UK cannot control it's own hospital and provides the worst service in any hospital in Kentucky, why should they be allowed to take control of a good hospital that provides excellent service? Too much competition for UK, I guess. What better way to end it than to buy it out! UK is already too big for its britches!! I hate that hospital and will go anywhere else, but there from now on!
  • by Dennis Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on Jun 6, 2007 at 02:29 PM
    I pray the Samaritan Hospital is not closed. I ended up there for an emergency twice and the treatment I received was quick and much better than I expected. The doctors on staff or available on call were excellent.


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