The University of Louisville Hospital (UoLH) is the only Level I Trauma Center in Louisville as well as the first certified stroke center and first hospital-based telemedicine network in the region. With more than 3,000 admissions a year — including 1,500 patients who live outside the county — UoLH is a resource not only for Louisville residents, but for people throughout the entire state. The UoLH employs more than 500 physicians and 2,300 nurses and other staff in their cancer center, world-renowned trauma team and uniquely streamlined, nationally accredited, stroke center. For eight years in a row, the hospital has received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association . The award recognizes their commitment to, and success in, implementing excellent care for stroke patients.