UofL board gives go-ahead for university to seek partners for hospital


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead Feb. 16 for the university to join with University Hospital in seeking partnerships that would benefit the hospital and UofL’s Health Sciences Center.

    The university will begin using a request for proposal process to seek possible candidates for hospital partnerships, said David Dunn, UofL’s executive vice president for health affairs. Dunn said the process “will be open to all comers” deemed to be a good fit for the institution’s “missions of education, research and clinical care.”

    In other business, the board:

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.