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Meet the Norton Children’s surgeon who delivers every heart transplant

It’s a phone call pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Deborah J. Kozik, D.O., has received more than 100 times. One of her patients has been waiting months for a new heart. On this morning, a donor heart in another state has become available. There’s little time to waste. Dr. Kozik and the team are on a plane…

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New physician office aims to improve health of West End families

Brent Duncan, M.D., was eager to return to West Louisville, a calling for him to improve the lives of families in the medically underserved area. Dr. Duncan, family medicine physician, will provide comprehensive primary care to patients across the lifespan at Norton Community Medical Group – West Broadway, which opened in December. The practice is…

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2-year-old cancer survivor from China finds a new home in Louisville

Since she was a child, Jenni Haynes wanted to adopt a baby girl from overseas. That dream recently became reality. In April 2018, Jenni and her husband adopted a 2-year-old girl from China who had survived cancer as an infant. The girl’s right arm was amputated when she was 5 months old after she was…

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Employee volunteers make annual Festival of Trees & Lights tree a show-stopping fundraiser

For 13 consecutive years, David Miller, Norton Healthcare’s director of creative services has served as “chief elf” of the marketing and communications department’s Festival of Trees & Lights tree decorating committee. He oversees choosing a theme for the tree, purchasing and creating ornaments, arranging for the accompanying gift package and decorating the tree on-site. For…

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Scared of vaccines? Maybe you should be scared of measles instead

In January 2019, 79 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The states that have reported cases to CDC are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. In a given year, the CDC says, more measles cases can occur…

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Measles is a greater threat than debunked vaccine safety claims

More than 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles so far in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the U.S. has seen 107 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The WHO reports that measles was at an all-time low in 2016. In…

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Norton Children’s Hospital and UofL name new chief of pediatric cardiac surgery

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, M.D., has joined the University of Louisville Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and Norton Children’s Heart Institute at Norton Children’s Hospital as the new chief of the division of pediatric cardiac surgery. He will practice with UofL Physicians – Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Alsoufi comes to Louisville from Emory University, Atlanta,…

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For 43 years, this NICU nurse has been caring for Kentucky’s tiniest patients

A seemingly normal pregnancy. A seemingly normal baby. But minutes before being born into this world, life threw a wicked curveball. The baby had no heartbeat. She entered the world seizing. Nancy Allgood, R.N., and the team of specialists in the Norton Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) had to act fast. “We revived…

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Children’s hospital employee’s work honors dad and continues his legacy

Jill Bennett has never stitched a wound, prescribed a medication or explained a medical condition. She isn’t a doctor or a nurse. Nevertheless, she is confident that her job in medical records makes a difference for families who come to Norton Children’s Hospital. “I don’t see patients, but I do see their records,” Bennett said….

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After teen’s attempted suicide, tragedy turns into purpose

On Nov. 6, 2008, Norton Healthcare employee Casey Phillips got the call no parent ever wants to receive. It was his father-in-law telling him he needed to get to the Shelbyville emergency room as fast as he could. His 14-year-old had tried to hang himself. “My heart stopped,” Phillips said. “As I was walking out…

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Norton Healthcare CEO Williams To Retire

Norton Healthcare today announced that its CEO, Stephen A. Williams, is retiring from the organization at the end of the year. Williams has served as CEO of Norton Healthcare for the past 23 years and has been with the organization for 39 years of dedicated service. Williams began his career in 1972 as the youngest-ever…

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Cox Named President/CEO

The Norton Healthcare Board of Trustees today announced that Russell F. Cox, President, Norton Healthcare, was named President and CEO, Norton Healthcare. Cox’s appointment is effective January 1, 2017. He succeeds Stephen A. Williams, who today announced his retirement at the end of the year. “The combination of Russ’ more than 30 years of experience…

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