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KentuckyOne Health transfers ownership of clinic for $0

Rather than permanently shutter one of its clinics, Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health transferred ownership of Westside Medical Center Primary Care Clinic to Family Health Centers, both in Louisville, at no charge, according to Louisville Business First.

KentuckyOne officials said they decided in March to close the facility in August as part of the health system's plan to divest a portion of its assets in Louisville, the report states. Officials also said the clinic had experienced declining patient volumes for the past several years. However, community leaders voiced their opposition to the closing. To satisfy local officials, KentuckyOne transferred ownership of the facility to nonprofit Family Health Centers.

Officials temporarily closed the clinic Aug. 31 for repairs and renovations. The facility will reopen Nov. 6 as Family Health Centers-Westside.

"We welcome the opportunity to grow our services in West Louisville, where there is a significant need for affordable, quality primary care services," said Bill Wagner, executive director of Family Health Centers.

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