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Indiana Man Recieves Hand Transplant at Jewish Hospital

A Marion, Indiana man has become the eighth person to receive a hand transplant at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital.Fifty-six year old Ronald Thurman received a new right hand in a 15-and-a-half hour procedure that ended this morning.Thurman lost his right hand in a farming accident in 2003. Leaders of the surgical team will hold a media briefing about the procedure this afternoon.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.