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Jewish Hospital Transplant Care Opens New Outreach Clinic in Henderson
Local residents to benefit from expertise of Jewish Hospital specialists
Henderson, Ky. (January 30, 2019) – Transplant patients in the Henderson, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana area now have unprecedented access to care, thanks to Jewish Hospital Transplant Care’s new outreach clinic in Henderson. Located in Methodist Hospital in Henderson, the new clinic offers consultations for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantations, and is the closest, most easily accessible center for patients in the region.
The main location of the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center is located in Louisville on the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus. The Transplant Center provides life-changing transplant work and is actively involved with increasing awareness for the need for organ donation.
“This new outreach clinic brings the front door of Trager Transplant Center right to our patients’ backyard,” said Christopher Jones, MD, Transplant Program Director at Jewish Hospital and chief of the division of Transplant Surgery at University of Louisville Physicians and the UofL School of Medicine. “Traveling to and from multiple consultations can be a significant burden for those in need of a life-saving transplant, and we are very proud to offer this expanded service.”
The Transplant Center is federally designated by Medicare to perform heart, lung, kidney, liver and pancreas transplants, and is among a small percentage of hospitals in the United States approved to perform all five solid organ transplants. Working together with physicians from the University of Louisville, the transplant program is known for performing Kentucky's first adult heart, pancreas, heart-lung and liver transplants. Last month, the Transplant Center celebrated a new record—106 kidney transplants in one year. This number broke a record previously set in 1993.
To refer a patient, please contact the Jewish Hospital Transplant Outreach Clinic at:
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant: 502.587.4358
Liver Transplant: 502.587.4358
About Jewish Hospital
Jewish Hospital is an internationally renowned, high-tech tertiary referral center, developing leading-edge advancements in hand and microsurgery, heart and lung care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neuroscience, organ transplantation and outpatient care. The hospital is the site of the world’s first successful hand transplant and AbioCor® implantable replacement heart procedures, in addition to the first trial of adult cardiac stem cells in chronic heart failure. Jewish Hospital continues to be recognized for its specialized heart care procedures, including the implantation of ventricular assist devices (VAD), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center is in a select group of hospitals nationwide that perform heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. The center also includes a Pancreas Disease Center, a GI Motility Clinic, and Advanced Heart Failure and Ventricular Assist Device programs. Jewish Hospital services may also be accessed throughout the community at multiple freestanding outpatient/ambulatory/emergency care centers, as well as through the Healthy Lifestyle Center located on the downtown medical campus.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.