News Releases

News Releases

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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