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UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

About Us

UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has provided comprehensive, high-quality services to the people of Shelby, Henry and Spencer counties for more than 100 years.  Located just 30 minutes east of downtown Louisville, the 42-private bed community hospital provides a full range of comprehensive services including 24/7 emergency care, critical care, state of the art diagnostic imaging, cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation, general and specialized surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology, pain management, sleep medicine, and wound care.

Founded in 1906 by the King’s Daughters & Sons Organization, the hospital was originally located on Henry Clay Street in downtown Shelbyville.  In 1954, the community opened a new facility in what was then the “far western” part of Shelby County, offering growth in space and new services. In the late 1980’s, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services began management of the hospital and in 1992 purchased the facility.  Since then, the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital organization has invested over $45 million in facility updates and new services. In 2009, the hospital completed a $2 million dollar expansion of its Emergency Department, doubling the size of the space to accommodate growing community need.

In 2012, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, along with the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare merged with Saint Joseph Health System forming UofL Health, the Commonwealth’s largest health system with more than 200 locations including hospitals, outpatient facilities and physician offices, and more than 3,100 licensed beds. An 18-member volunteer board of directors governs UofL Health, its facilities and operations, including UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, with this purpose:

  • Our Purpose:   To bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
  • Our Future:   To transform the health of communities, care delivery and health care professions so that individuals and families can enjoy the best of health and wellbeing.
  • Our Values:
    • Reverence:  Respecting those we serve and those who serve.
    • Integrity: Doing the right things in the right way for the right reason.
    • Compassion: Sharing in others’ joys and sorrows.
    • Excellence: Living up to the highest standards.

Community Health Needs Assessment

During 2015-2016, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) to support its mission to enhance the health of people in the communities it serves by identifying health needs in these communities and prioritizing the allocation of hospital resources to meet those needs.  Additionally, the completion of this report and subsequent approval and adoption by the UofL Health Board of Directors complies with CHNA requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and federal tax-exemption requirements.  This report will be made public and widely-available on or before June 30, 2016 and will cover July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019. 

To easily share the information in this CHNA, we have created a one-page infographic to communicate the needs we identified.  Please see the links below for the full report and the infographic flier.

Implementation Strategies

UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will use the findings in the community health needs assessment to guide the coordinated efforts in addressing the identified health priorities.  The efforts to address these identified health priorities will be described in an accompaniment to this document known as UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Implementation Strategies.  This will be made public and widely available no later than November 15, 2016 and will guide work through June 30, 2019. 

Learn More:
– Jewish-Hospital-Shelbyville-Community-Health-Needs-Assessment

– JHS_CHNA_Infographic_8.5x11_TP.pdf

– FY2017-19 UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Implementation Strategy.pdf