A Message from Deborah Lee-Eddie: Transition Work Groups & Merit-Based Compensation Increase

The “unofficial” end of summer is this weekend and what an exciting summer it has been for us all. I am pleased to provide another update as we prepare for the transition of our Louisville region facilities and operations to the University of Louisville. This is an important milestone in the future of our organization and for care in this community. 

With a little over 60 days to go before the planned transition completion on November 1, a great deal of work is underway to guide the integration of operations to UofL. Transition work groups are now in place and active to deliver on our commitment to a seamless transition for our patients, employees, physicians and community. Ten work groups are comprised of leaders from KentuckyOne Health and UofL focused on the following areas:

  • Finance / Revenue Cycle / Managed Care
  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate and Facilities
  • Physicians (KentuckyOne Medical Group, contracted physicians, and independent medical staff)
  • Patient Care Delivery / Clinical Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Overall Integration

During this time of planning, we have received many questions from employees about the transition to UofL and greatly appreciate all of them. A key part of our transition will be to answer all of your questions, and we will continue to do so as we have updates and decisions. In the meantime, I am pleased to share an answer to an important question posed by many of our employees.

I can confirm that we will move forward with planned merit based compensation increases this October. This is an important opportunity for us to recognize the hard work of our employees to support our patients and shape our future. The increases will be implemented similar to previous years, and details will be shared by your individual leaders and human resources beginning next week.

I wish you all a safe and happy holiday weekend and thank you all for the commitment to our patients, to each other and to this community.


Deborah Lee-Eddie