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Surgeon says recent budget cuts jeopardizing safety of U of L patients

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A leading University of Louisville surgeon says recent staffing cuts mean the hospital is unsafe.

Dr. J. David Richardson, vice chairman of surgery at University of Louisville, says cuts made by KentuckyOne Health are making it unsafe for seriously sick and hurt patients. He says the hospital is poorly staffed at night, leading to a crowded emergency room.

Richardson says the Intensive Care Unit is also understaffed.

He says the only solution is to cut ties with KentuckyOne Health, which took over hospital management in 2013.

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