News Releases

News Releases

11/23/2016  Double Hand Transplant Patient Released from Hospital
10/19/2016  Indiana Woman Undergoes Double Hand Transplant at Jewish Hospital
4/14/2016  Louisville Hand Transplant Program Continues to Celebrate its Success
7/10/2015  Louisville Program’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Marks Fourth Anniversary
12/1/2014  Statement from Joseph Kutz, MD, Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center and co-principal investigator of the hand transplant clinical trial and Jewish Hospital
11/26/2014  Louisville team performs hand transplant on Bowling Green, Kentucky man
3/20/2014  Louisville Hand Transplant Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary of World’s Most Successful Hand Transplant
9/27/2013  Hand Transplant Program Awarded $850,000 Federal Funding
7/10/2013  Louisville Vascularized Composite Allograft Program’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates Second Anniversary
2/13/2013  Hand Transplant Recipient Speaks to Spalding University Students on National Organ Donor Day
1/23/2013  World’s Most Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates 14th Anniversary
12/27/2012  Louisville’s Hand Transplant Program Receives $1.5 Million Grant From Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation
7/6/2012  Louisville Composite Allograft Program’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates First Anniversary
5/11/2012  Louisville Composite Allograft Program’s Eighth Hand Transplant Recipient Plans to Return Home
5/9/2012  Louisville Composite Allograft Program’s Eighth Hand Transplant Recipient Prepares for Home
3/2/2012  World’s Most Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Returns to Kleinert Kutz/Jewish Hospital for Check-Up
2/16/2012  Indiana Man Recovering at Jewish Hospital Following Hand Transplant
2/16/2012  Louisville Team Performs Hand Transplant on their Eighth Patient
1/17/2012  Louisville Team’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Has Six Month Check-up
10/21/2011  Three Jewish Hospital Hand Transplant Recipients Return to Louisville for Evaluations
10/5/2011  Jewish Hospital’s Seventh Hand Transplant Recipient Heads Home
8/11/2011  Hand Transplant Patient Happy with Progress
7/14/2011  Jewish Hospital Hand Transplant Recipient Sees New Hand for First Time
7/11/2011  Louisville Team Performs Another Hand Transplant with New Leaders
2/23/2011  U.S. Hand Transplant Recipient Marks 10-Year Anniversary at Jewish Hospital
2/21/2011  Second U.S. Hand Transplant Recipient Marks 10 Year Anniversary
1/12/2011  Jewish Hospital/Kleinert Kutz representatives to discuss the future of the Louisville hand transplant program
12/21/2010  Region’s First Double Hand Transplant Patient’s Departure from Louisville Delayed
12/10/2010  Jewish Hospital to Host Celebration Event for Double Hand Transplant Recipient
12/9/2010  Region’s First Double Hand Transplant Patient Continues Therapy, Monitoring at Jewish Hospital Despite Setbacks
10/5/2010  Progress Excelling for Region’s First Double Hand Transplant Patient at Jewish Hospital Following Subsequent Surgeries
9/13/2010  Surgeon Provides Update on Region’s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient at Jewish Hospital
9/10/2010  Hand Transplant Recipient and Physicians to Provide Progress Update at Jewish Hospital
9/8/2010  Region’s First Double Hand Transplant Recipient is Taken Back into Surgery at the Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center
9/2/2010  Nation’s Third Double Hand Transplant Recipient Continues to Show Progress at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center
9/1/2010  Nation’s Third Double Hand Transplant Recipient and Physicians to Discuss Progress at Jewish Hospital
8/27/2010  Double Hand Transplant Recipient Sees Hands for First Time at Jewish Hospital
8/26/2010  Oklahoma Man Receives Double Hand Transplant at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center
8/25/2010  Doctors to Speak Regarding State’s First Double Hand Transplant at Jewish Hospital
8/24/2010  Live Hand Transplant Surgery to be "Tweeted" Today from Jewish Hospital
4/21/2009  Nation’s Fourth Hand Transplant Recipient Has Hand Removed
2/17/2009  Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Heads Home to NY
1/20/2009  Hand Transplantation Marks Historical 10-Year Milestone
12/22/2008  Hand Transplant Recipient Continues To Gain Function
12/1/2008  Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Gets Look at New Hand
11/25/2008  Kleinert Kutz Hand Surgeons Perform Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant in Record Time
10/15/2008  Fourth Hand Transplant Recipient Heads Home to California
9/12/2008  Fourth Recipient Continues to Gain Strength in New Hand
8/12/2008  Fourth Hand Transplant Recipient Continues To Show No Signs Of Rejection
7/21/2008  Hand Transplant Recipient Released From Jewish Hospital - Biopsy Shows No Rejection
7/17/2008  Nation’s Fourth Hand Transplant Recipient Sees Hand for First Time Today
7/12/2008  Nation’s Fourth Hand Transplant Performed at Jewish Hospital
1/22/2008  WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL HAND TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT NINE YEARS WITH NEW HAND
11/27/2007  Hand Transplant Patient David F. Savage returns to Louisville
3/15/2007  HUMAN HAND TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT RELEASED TO HEAD HOME
1/23/2007  WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL HAND TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT CELEBRATES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY
12/14/2006  NATION’S THIRD HAND TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT SPEAKS TO MEDIA
12/6/2006  NATION’S THIRD HAND TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT SEES HAND FOR FIRST TIME “MOVED WRIST AND FINGERS”
11/30/2006  News Release: Nation's Third Successful Hand Transplant Performed at Jewish Hospital
2/6/2006  WORLD’S FIRST SUCCESSFUL HAND TRANSPLANT REACHES SEVENTH-YEAR MARK
2/15/2005  World’s First Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Receives Six-Year Check Up
1/19/2004  WORLD’S FIRST SUCCESSFUL HAND TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT REACHES HISTORIC FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
2/18/2003  Hand Transplant Recipients Continue to Gain New Function
2/11/2003  U.S’ Only Two Hand Transplant Recipients Visit Jewish Hospital for Annual Check-Ups
1/22/2003  Jewish Hospital Hand Transplant Recipients continue to make historical milestones
4/1/2002  World’s first successful hand transplant recipient to have minor surgery at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center
2/22/2002  Physician and hand transplant recipients pleased with results
1/22/2002  Hand transplant recipients reach milestones
11/14/2001  Jerry Fisher, nation's second recipient of a hand transplant, make progress, gains feeling in fingertips
8/16/2001  Hand transplant recipient - second in the nation - gains feeling in his new left hand
5/17/2001  Hand Transplant Recipient Looking Forward to Being Home With Family
5/15/2001  Hand Transplant Recipient Ready To Leave Louisville After Three-Month Stay
4/24/2001  Hand Transplant Recipient to Throw Louisville River Bats Ceremonial Pitch
4/17/2001  Hand Transplant - Nation's First and Second - Meet Face to Face For First Time
4/4/2001  Nation’s Only Two Hand Transplant Recipients to Set off U.S. Largest Fireworks Event: Recipients will use new left hands to light up “Thunder Over Louisville 2001
4/2/2001  Hand Transplant Recipient Continues To Gain Strength and Movement Six Weeks Post Surgery
3/23/2001  U.S. first hand transplant highlighted on The Learning Channel
3/9/2001  Hand Transplant Recipient Continues Progress Gaining Hand Function
3/2/2001  Hand Transplant Recipient Upbeat with Media; Physicians Discuss Progress
2/23/2001  Hand Transplant Recipient Begins Physical Therapy First Biopsy Shows No Rejection
2/20/2001  Nation Second Hand Transplant Recipient Looking Forward to Starting Rehab
2/19/2001  Country's Second Hand Transplant Recipient Listed in Good Condition
2/17/2001  Louisville Team Announces Nation's Second Hand Transplant
1/26/2001  Nations First Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Graduates with Flying Colors Following Two-Year Check-Up
1/24/2001  Nations First Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary
1/1/2001  Michigan Native becomes Nation's Second Hand Transplant Recipient
12/15/2000  U.S. first hand transplant highlighted on Discovery Science Channel
11/9/2000  Nation's First Successful Hand Transplant Recipient to Appear on Italian National Television
10/31/2000  United States' First Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Gives His New Hand a Thumb's Up
1/31/2000  AMERICA’S FIRST SUCCESSFUL HAND TRANSPLANT -- ONE YEAR LATER
1/26/2000  Nation's First Successful Hand Transplant Recipient Receives One-Year Check Up
1/25/2000  U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Returns to Jewish Hospital for Evaluations, Tests
11/22/1999  Nation's First Hand Transplant Recipient Gives Special Thanks at Thanksgiving
8/6/1999  Hand Transplant Recipient to be Re-evaluated in Three-Six Months
7/28/1999  U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Receives Six-Month Check Up
6/9/1999  U.S. FIRST HAND TRANSPLANT PATIENT UPDATE
4/24/1999  U.S. HAND TRANSPLANT PATIENT RETURNING HOME
4/8/1999  Nation’s First Hand Transplant Recipient Opens Baseball Game With Ceremonial Pitch
4/7/1999  U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Prepares for Phillies Opening Day
3/5/1999  First U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Shows No Rejection Six Weeks Later
2/19/1999  First U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Shows No Rejection One Month Later
2/19/1999  First US Hand Transplant Patient Shows No rejection One Month Later
2/12/1999  First US Hand Transplant Patient Continues to Progress
2/8/1999  First US Hand Transplant Patient Will Brief the Press Tomorrow
2/5/1999  First US Hand Transplant Patient Still Progressing at Jewish Hospital
2/3/1999  First US Hand Transplant Patient Continues to Recover at Jewish Hospital
1/30/1999  Statement Issued by Matthew Scott
1/28/1999  First US Hand Transplant Patient Continues To Recover Nicely
1/26/1999  Hand Transplant Patient Continues to Improve at Jewish Hospital
1/26/1999  Hand Transplant Recipient Wiggles Finger
1/26/1999  US Hand Transplant Patient Update
1/25/1999  University of Louisville/Kleinert, Kutz & Associates Surgeons Perform First Hand Transplant in United States at Jewish Hospital
1/25/1999  US Hand Transplant Patient Update to Feature Patient Advocate, Transplant Psychiatrist
 

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