University of Louisville trustees call, then cancel, meeting to discuss Norton Healthcare lawsuit
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In the span of less than two hours Wednesday afternoon, the University of Louisville announced that its Board of Trustees executive committee would have a closed-door meeting Thursday morning -- then said the committee would not meet after all.
The meeting would have been related to U of L's mediation with Norton Healthcare in their two-year-old legal battle over control of Kosair Children's Hospital, several sources confirmed to WDRB News.
The Norton-U of L dispute became public in August 2013 when Norton announced it would collaborate in pediatrics with the University of Kentucky and its Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington – a move that riled U of L medical school officials.
Norton owns Kosair Children’s Hospital, which it built in 1986 on state-owned land at 231 E. Chestnut Street. U of L, a state entity, has long used Kosair as the pediatric teaching hospital for its School of Medicine.
U of L threatened in an Aug. 27, 2013 letter to evict Norton from Kosair Children’s Hospital, prompting Norton to file a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court.
The two sides began a second attempt at mediating the dispute this month.
Copyright 2015 WDRB News. All rights reserved.