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U of L has a $379M Plan B if Jewish Hospital doesn't work out

Oct 11, 2019 - Louisville Business First (Kentucky)
Mergers and Acquisitions

The University of Louisville's backup plan to expand U of L Hospital has a huge price tag - even bigger than the price tag for the Omni Louisville Hotel.

A review of records obtained through the Kentucky Open Records Act show that the school put together renderings, floor plans, a construction timeline and a cash flow schedule in June that, in the fullest and most expensive terms, called for spending up to $379 million to expand the hospital. The price tag for the Omni was $315 million.

That full expansion plan called for renovation of certain spots in the hospital, adding two new patient towers and a 300-space parking structure in a lot north of the 404-bed hospital at 530 S. Jackson...