Louisville hospital cutting costsIn an effort to deliver cost savings to its hospital, the University of Louisville is cutting back on services, which some people think is for another reason.

A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed to WDRB.com that the hospital is reducing service, aiming to save an estimated $2.5 million. The hospital will stop conducting open heart surgeries and will limit some non-emergency situations for patients with no insurance.

The hospital is also taking steps to officially close down its sleep center, which is located on the 6th floor of the Residence Inn downtown. Over the next couple years the facility is planning to cut $15 million out of their budget, the source reported.

"It's unconscionable, what they're doing," said State Representative Tom Burch. "There's plenty of money wasted there right now on people who do absolutely nothing, that they could apply this to delivering healthcare to the indigent. They're playing games. And their playing games with our lives."

A Boston hospital is also in the process of saving money, but taking a different route. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston announced that it's going green to save money and become more eco-friendly.
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