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Fischer Reacts to Hospital Merger Rejection

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement in reaction to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's decision to reject the merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and Catholic Health Initiatives.From the mayor's office: "Now that this critical decision has been made, we need to understand how the affected hospitals will operate moving forward. With the coming changes in health care reform, coupled with the pressures facing Jewish & St. Mary’s and University, we must work together as all options are explored to ensure that there is a strong health care system that works for all people in Louisville. University and Jewish & St Mary’s have long traditions of providing excellent health care and medical research, and it’s important for Louisville’s future that those legacies continue."