Courier-Journal, December 14, 2011
Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell has won the release of numerous documents related to the proposed merger of University Hospital with two other health-care companies. Under a settlement signed Tuesday, the hospital and the University of Louisville agreed to give O'Connell records, including the June 14 agreement to consolidate the three health-care systems into one. The merger, which requires the approval of Gov. Steve Beshear, would combine University Hospital with Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and Lexington-based St. Joseph Health System.