Employee stories - Norton Childrens, NICU, Patient Stories

Carrying forward a legacy of love in the NICU

When Lindsay Brock was born, the world welcomed a fighter. Lindsay entered this world six weeks earlier than expected. Her early days were marked by medical complications that landed her in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at two Norton Healthcare hospitals. She would spend over a month fighting for her life, being cared for…

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Cancer, Employee stories - Norton Childrens, News

Care team throws slime party for pediatric cancer patient

Dixie Robertson is like other kids you may know. She’s playful, funny, and full of personality. Dixie cares deeply for her family — which is now officially bigger after her longtime wish of being adopted by her stepfather, Thomas, has come true. She’s incredibly strong, in fact stronger than any 10-year-old, any child or any…

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Autism, Childrens Hospital Foundation, Employee stories - Norton Childrens

Echo: The sound of love

Being a facility dog requires patience, a calm demeanor and adaptability. These qualities are even more important for dogs supporting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD often experience anxiety, stress induced by new environments, difficulty with social engagement and a need for sensory support. The Norton Children’s Autism Center, affiliated with the…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Pulmonology

After building Norton Children’s Pulmonology from scratch, Nemr S. Eid, M.D., retires

When Nemr S. Eid, M.D., arrived in Louisville in 1988, he was the city’s only pediatric pulmonologist. For 10 years, he was on call around the clock, every day of the week, for children with asthma, cystic fibrosis or other lung conditions. His motto was “The patient remains first, always,” which meant his days started…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Heart

Helping kids with heart conditions and others do more with safe exercise

Pediatric cardiologist Delwyn E. McOmber, M.D., has advice for couch potatoes, athletes sidelined by COVID-19 and heart patients alike: Just get started. “Let’s get rid of the standard definition of exercise — the stuff you learn in PE. It doesn’t matter what you do. It’s just as simple as increasing your heart rate through physical…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurosciences

An inquisitive mind staying on top of rapidly developing neurology treatments for kids

Staying at the forefront of new developments that can help children with epilepsy, headaches and other conditions affecting the brain, nervous system, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles comes naturally to Amanda Rogers, M.D., a child neurologist and director of pediatric neuromuscular disorders with Norton Children’s Neurology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Rogers’…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Neurosciences

Providing sophisticated pediatric neurological care to the Owensboro area

Pediatric neurology nurse practitioner Stephanie Wagner, APRN, offers children in Owensboro, Kentucky, and the surrounding area a full-time local provider for neurological care. “I really try to keep my patient care family-centered and listen to each family’s needs and make an individual plan of care based off of that,” Stephanie said. Stephanie offers care for…

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Autism, Employee stories - Norton Childrens

Personal autism experience helps physician connect with his patients

For the past 25 years, Gregory N. Barnes, M.D., PhD. has worked with thousands of families to help diagnose, adapt to and overcome autism. Autism is personal to Dr. Barnes, whose son, Joshua, was diagnosed with the condition as a young child. It was clear to Dr. Barnes, a pediatric neurologist with the Norton Children’s…

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Cancer, Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Heart, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology

Helping kids avoid and overcome infections after transplants

Victoria A. Statler, M.D., works hard to educate children undergoing transplants on ways to avoid potentially dangerous infections. She also treats them when they do get sick. Children receiving transplanted organs or bone marrow take medicines to help their bodies accept the transplant. The drugs work by suppressing the immune system, so transplant recipients are…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, NICU

For Tamina R.B. Singh, M.D., joy is watching NICU babies grow and thrive

Even when she’s delivering the most advanced care to the sickest babies, Tamina R.B. Singh, M.D., medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital, never loses sight of the family. She sees how powerless new parents can feel with a child in need of intensive care. “A big part of…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Pulmonology

Helping kids with pulmonary conditions accomplish their goals

Scott G. Bickel, M.D., was drawn to pediatric pulmonology by the bonds he would be able to develop with children and their families. He sums up his work as helping kids with pulmonary conditions lead the best lives possible and accomplish whatever goals they set for themselves. “What motivates me is seeing kids play sports…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Neurosciences, Spina Bifida

Giving spina bifida families the care they need

Ian S. Mutchnick, M.D., is on a mission to help spina bifida patients and their families navigate this complex health condition with ease. “I feel honored to be able to help families with what is often one of the most difficult situations they can face,” said Dr. Mutchnick, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Norton Children’s Neuroscience…

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