Transport Team

Norton Children’s Hospital ‘Just for Kids’ Transport Team Marks 45 Years

When a new parent thinks of their child’s first trip by air, thoughts probably go to Disney World or the beach. They never think it will be for lifesaving medical care. But thank goodness a service exists that can quickly get a child, even a premature baby, to pediatric specialists when they need it most….

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Fontan Procedure, Heart, Patient Stories, Single Ventricle Defects, Transport Team

Child with single ventricle defect thriving after surgeries, catheterizations

Avery Conover says she wants to drag race someday, just like her father, Ricky Conover. According to her mother, Kayla Conover, Avery is very independent and doesn’t give up. Kayla says that fighting spirit is how Avery has weathered surgeries and care of a single ventricle congenital heart defect. Kayla was surprised at her 20-week…

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Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Norton Childrens Hospital, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Transport Team

When should I take my child to the hospital?

You’re not alone if you’ve wondered “When should I take my child to the hospital?” after your child has experienced an illness or injury. Having that kind of doubt is OK; no parent likes to see their child ill or hurt. It’s important for new and even veteran parents to know when to call 911,…

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Patient Stories, Pulmonology, Transport Team

After 31 days in a coma, Owensboro teen returns home in time for Christmas

Two years ago, 16-year-old Grant Oller had a slight cough the morning after attending a dance with friends. The cough got worse, and after he felt exhausted and developed a sore throat, he went to his pediatrician. His oxygen levels were so low that his pediatrician admitted him to a local hospital in Owensboro. The…

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Heart, Norton Childrens Outreach, Patient Stories, Pulmonary Atresia, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transport Team

A Bowling Green girl is ready for kindergarten after complex heart care

Kara Ainsley is a registered nurse at a rehabilitation facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She can tell when things are going smoothly and when they aren’t. After a relatively uneventful pregnancy, she labored the morning of May 31, 2015, at the local hospital. If there was anything unusual about her labor it was the duration…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Heart, Pulmonary Atresia, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transport Team

WKU student will dance to raise money in honor of her little nephew

Molly Bostic will soon be dancing in honor of her 18-month-old nephew who has undergone two heart surgeries at Norton Children’s Hospital. His first lifesaving surgery took place when he was just 3 days old. Molly will dance from 8 p.m. to midnight on March 20, as part of Western Kentucky University’s Dance Big Red,…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, Norton Childrens Hospital, Teens, Transport Team, Wings for Kids

Wings for Kids airshow raises record amount

The 2018 Wings for Kids Radio-Controlled Airshow on June 2 and 3, 2018, raised a record amount — nearly $46,500 — far exceeding its goal of $40,000. The achievement was recently announced during a check presentation at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park’s Bill Fluke Airfield. The funds will benefit the Norton Children’s Hospital “Just for…

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Heart, NICU, Patient Stories, Transport Team, Transposition of the Great Arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect

Bowling Green family becomes a ‘Brave Heart family’

The Miller family of Bowling Green, Kentucky, has a reason to celebrate Heart Month every day. Their daughter, Abigail, recently celebrated her first birthday — her “heartiversary” — with family and friends. A year ago, her parents, Amanda and Tim, learned Abigail needed lifesaving surgery to fix defects in her heart — ventricular septal defect…

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Norton Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories, Transport Team

The girl with the angel-shaped scar

Upon introduction, Katie Savage seems shy and curious. However, the 10-year-old’s larger-than-life personality can only be contained for a few short moments. “Katie is a very active fourth-grader,” her mother, Beth, said proudly with Katie’s dad, Mike, at her side. “She is a very active Girl Scout. She went zip lining and horseback riding. She’s…

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