CICU, Fetal Echocardiogram, Heart, Heart Failure, Long QT Syndrome

Girl with rare form of long QT syndrome thriving after specialized heart care

Parents Lena and Sixtus Iwu say that looking at their 5-month-old daughter Eleanor, you wouldn’t know what she’s been through with a congenital heart condition. The growing, active child born in December has a rare form of long QT syndrome. Her parents and physicians are amazed by how Eleanor continually has defied the odds against…

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CICU, Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Heart, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device

Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth helped pediatric cardiologist decide to move to Louisville

Pediatric cardiologist Sarah J. Wilkens, M.D., MPH, has trained to care for the sickest children — heart failure and transplant patients. “Ultimately what motivates me are the patients and trying to support their families in these difficult situations,” Dr. Wilkens said. Equally important, she said, is seeing her patients as they grow up — then…

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CICU, Heart, Heart Transplant

Pediatric cardiac surgeon connects with patients as a mom

Deborah J. Kozik, D.O., didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she describes her family as blue-collar and her mother as someone who influenced her to swing for the fences, to aim high without regard to expected gender roles. She became a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes…

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CICU

Jennifer Lawrence CICU’s first patients move in

The first patients have moved into the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital. More than 60 staff members lined the hallway to welcome the first patient and the caregivers who will be working on the unit. “This is a very exciting day,” said Deanna R. Todd Tzanetos, M.D., medical director…

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CICU, Heart

Nurse clinician makes coordinated care possible in the CICU

Stephanie Deitchman, R.N., BSN, is a caregiver in both senses of the word. She has been the registered nurse caring for patients in the “Just For Kids” Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital. She also has been the concerned loved one of patients. She was a caregiver for her mother, who had lengthy hospital…

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CICU, Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Heart

Erle H. Austin III, M.D., reflects on Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth

The newly opened Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital was made possible by gifts to the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and is specifically for cardiac patients. It provides an opportunity to reflect on how far heart care at Norton Children’s Hospital has come. Kentucky’s first pediatric open heart surgery was…

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CICU, Heart

First kids move into the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

The first patients have moved into the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital. The cardiac intensive care unit was designed just for their care, with the newest equipment and highly trained, experienced staff dedicated to treating heart conditions. Children born with congenital heart disease can be some of the most…

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CICU, Foundation, Heart, Norton Childrens Hospital, PICU

Behind the scenes of the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit dedication

The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), was dedicated Dec. 23, 2019, at Norton Children’s Hospital. More than 125 donors, physicians, staff members, former patients and family members gathered to help celebrate the occasion. The new unit is part of Norton Healthcare’s $78.3 million investment to renovate several areas of Norton Children’s Hospital. Norton…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, CICU, Heart

Jennifer Lawrence: Help save lives by donating at HelpNortonChildrens.com

Join Jennifer in supporting Norton Children’s “The lifesaving work that happens here every day astounds me.” -Jennifer Lawrence HelpNortonChildrens.com Jennifer Lawrence is thanking those who have already donated and encouraging continued support for the new Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The Jennifer Lawrence…

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Cardiac Catheterization, Childrens Hospital Foundation, CICU, Heart, PICU

Norton Children’s Hospital dedicates Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), part of Norton Children’s Heart Institute, was dedicated today at Norton Children’s Hospital. More than 125 donors, physicians, staff members, former patients and family members gathered to help celebrate the occasion. The CICU is a specialized unit for pediatric heart patients. With 17 private rooms, including three…

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CICU, Festival of Trees and Lights, Foundation

Festival of Trees & Lights celebrates 30 years of helping Norton Children’s Hospital

The Festival of Trees & Lights, presented by Republic Bank, has helped kick off the holiday season in Louisville for the past 30 years. The festival and the Snow Ball gala have raised nearly $9.4 million, helping fund technology advancements and care at Norton Children’s Hospital. The Festival of Trees & Lights has become a…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, CICU, Heart, Norton Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories

‘Stretch for Stella’ and help kids with heart conditions

The event Eight-month-old Stella is one of Norton Children’s Hospital’s tiny patients waiting for a new heart. Her family is aiming to raise $50,000 for the new Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). They are hosting a yoga fundraiser, “Stretch for Stella.” The event will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 12:30 to…

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