St Jude Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, is an iconic landmark on the Kentucky capital’s skyline.
Its location at the centre of a city famous for its beer, food and the Bluegrass Music Festival has made it a popular spot for the Irish and other travellers to the US.
But as the hospital has moved out of its historic surroundings, the staff have become increasingly aware of the potential consequences.
“I’ve been in the U.S. for two years and it’s definitely not easy to get a tourist visa,” says Dr. Jennifer Baskerville, director of operations at St Jude.
“There are a lot of rules that apply to everybody, but unfortunately it can be hard to understand them.”
The medical centre has been hit by a number of changes since being established in 1874.
One of the biggest changes was the closure of its main branch in Louisville and its replacement with a newer branch at the University of Louisville, where a new building has been built.
As the new facility is no longer able to provide care, St Jude’s new clinic is being opened to allow patients who would otherwise not be able to visit to visit.
The new location is the only new one in the region, and it has become a popular destination for tourists looking for a medical emergency.
At the same time, some patients have been leaving for other hospitals in Louisville as a result of the hospital’s move.
Baskerville says the hospital is taking steps to make sure the medical staff and the patients are aware of changes.
We’re looking at our procedures, and we’ll have an advisory board that’s made up of medical staff, nurses and doctors to give feedback on our procedures and processes.
She says it’s important for the patients to be given as much information as possible so they are comfortable with the changes.
“We’re hoping that we can bring back a level of comfort and trust and that we’ll see a level where the staff can do more of the work and patients will feel comfortable,” she says.
It’s not the first time the hospital in Louisville has been affected by changes.
In 2015, a large fire damaged the main hospital building and the hospital was forced to shut down.
While there are some plans in place to reopen the hospital once a new facility opens, the changes will take some time to implement.
Dr. Baskervild, however, believes the changes are a good thing.
“When you have a hospital that’s in the middle of a crisis, you can’t just leave the building open to the outside world,” she said.
In the meantime, patients will still have to wait at the hospital to see a doctor.