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Louisville is the global leader in Lifelong Wellness and Aging Care with the largest concentration of headquarters employing over 21,000 professionals producing $50 billion in revenue. In addition to aging care, Louisville’s healthcare industry represents eight of the top 20 employers with approximately 85,000 employees.
The city has a rich history in the health and medical field to include the first successful heart transplant following the use of a Thoratec device in 1985, the first transplant of a human hand in the U.S. in 1999, home to one of two researchers credited with developing the HPV vaccine in 2005, and in 1911 introduced the “Accident Service” program, better known today as the emergency room.
Fortune 500 companies such as Humana and Kindred Healthcare got their start in Louisville and paved the way for numerous others. Today they are leaders in health and wellness.