U of L to retain Level One trauma status
The University of Louisville says it will not lose its Level One trauma status. U of L has hired new neurosurgeons to replace eight who left for the Norton Neuroscience Institute.
The doctors who are leaving will work at U of L until May 12th. Those neurosurgeons say they are moving to Norton because it can better recruit neurosurgeons for the area.
U of L says some people in the community have since expressed concern over U of L's Level One trauma center status. That designation means it can handle various types of medical emergencies along with trauma surgery.
U of L says it hired new faculty members who are also neurosurgeons. Some are part-time, some are full-time. U of L is working on appointing a permanent neurological department chair.
The neurosurgeons who left say they still want to teach at U of L, but work for Norton. But U of L says doctors can't be full-time faculty and work for another hospital at the same time.