Foundation, NICU

Norton Children’s Hospital unveils final phase of NICU renovations

A newly renovated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital was unveiled Feb. 13 as the culmination of a five-phase, $22.1 million project to update existing NICU space to a developmental model of care centered around the individual needs of infants and families. The overall project includes $12 million in support from the…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, NICU

Walter Clare recognized for NICU gift

Walter Clare’s planned gift to the Norton Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) will ensure that it remains a leader in the region for neonatal care. His donation will assist the NICU in providing outstanding patient care, including through technology, new equipment and recruitment of physicians. Patients from Shelby County, Kentucky, also will have…

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

Using music to help preemies ease into a world they weren’t ready for

How babies develop, before and after birth, is nothing short of a miracle. But what happens when they are born prematurely, before they are ready for the sights, sounds and touches of the outside world? The answer may be in music. Music therapists specially trained to work in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are stepping…

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Reasons why your baby may go to the NICU

When planning a pregnancy and birth, parents may not imagine that their child will need a stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). However, there are many reasons a child may need to be admitted to the NICU. When a child is born, a team of caregivers checks that a baby’s vital signs such…

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Endocrinology, NICU, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Thyroid Disorders

What is newborn screening?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 4.1 million newborns in the U. S. undergo newborn screening for congenital disorders each year. Of these, 4,000 infants are diagnosed with a condition. September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month –– did you know about this public health service in every U.S. state? Newborn screening identifies conditions that…

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NICU, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital

What is a neonatologist?

A neonatologist is a specially-trained pediatrician who cares for preterm babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature births, also called preterm births, happen when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy….

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NICU, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories

NicView live streaming cameras keep NICU babies and families close

Lindsay and David Rogers know what it feels like to leave a piece of their hearts in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) every time they had to say goodbye to their baby, Liam. Born 16 weeks early, Liam spent the first three months of his life in the Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital NICU….

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What it means to be a level 3 NICU or level 4 NICU

Some new parents find themselves grappling with unanticipated complications after their baby is born. If the baby has to spend time in the hospital, he or she likely will be in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. That’s when parents may wonder what a NICU is and what’s the difference between levels of NICUs….

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Heart, NICU, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories

41 hours in the life of a little girl who received a heart transplant

Surviving everything Stella Paul has been through in her one year of life is nothing short of a miracle. But her biggest miracle came on July 23, 2018, when a family made the difficult decision to donate their child’s heart. Norton Children’s Heart Institute Learn more about Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University…

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NICU, Patient Stories

PICTURES: NICU babies show off their first Halloween costumes

Pregnant or planning? Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s offer high-quality care for you and your baby. Though there won’t be any trick-or-treating, babies at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are ready for their first Halloween. Infants showed off their little costumes in front of family and friends. “Dressing babies…

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Home & BMW Raffle, NICU, Norton Childrens Hospital, Snow Ball

Take a look inside the Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle house

Take a free tour of the Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle house at 10934 Monkshood Drive, Prospect, Kentucky. Come to an open house, held every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 11, noon to 6 p.m., and Nov. 17, noon to 3 p.m. You can purchase a raffle ticket at the house and register…

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NICU, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories

NICU reunion brings together patients, caregivers who saved their lives

There were lots of hugs and smiles at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital as more than 1,000 former neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients and their families reunited with the doctors, nurses and other clinicians who cared for them during their time in the hospital. Every summer, the hospital hosts its annual NICU reunion. This…

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