Louisville, Kentucky is all about bourbon and horses, but there’s more going on than you might think in the healthcare realm. Humana was founded in Louisville over 50 years ago, and it continues to be a major player in the healthcare industry worldwide. Even before that, the first ever Emergency Room anywhere was established at what is today University of Louisville Hospital in 1911.
But there have been even more major health and healthcare advancements than those in Louisville. Remember hearing about the first full hand transplant in 1999? That was right in Louisville at Jewish Hospital. The first fully self-contained artificial heart was also developed in Louisville, and the HPV vaccine that can prevent certain types of cancer was also developed in Louisville.
Learn more about Louisville’s significant contributions to the healthcare world from this infographic. You might be surprised where all this major medical innovation is actually happening!