Norton Children's Hospital
Big changes are happening here!
Kids grow. Kids’ needs grow. So we are growing too! We are in the midst of a $78.3 million construction project. Here’s what you need to know to get around our hospital campus.Find out more
About Norton Children’s HospitalWith a heritage of pediatric medical service that began over 125 years ago, Norton Children’s Hospital is today widely recognized as a leading pediatric hospital in Kentucky and the Midwest. The 267-bed Norton Children’s Hospital is the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, with Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Norton Children's Access Center: (502) 629-KIDS Open 24 hours
NicView is offered at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital!Coming soon to Norton Children's Hospital NICU Stay connected to your baby when you can’t be at the hospital NicView is a camera system placed near your baby’s bed that allows you to view a secure live video stream of your baby. See your baby from any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection. To receive access to NicView, contact your nurse or physician. Log in to NicView
Norton Children’s Hospital visitation guidelinesThe following guidelines help support the care and safety of patients:
- Up to four primary caregivers will be given wristbands upon admission and will have 24/7 access to their child.
- Primary caregivers must be age 18 or older unless they are the parents/guardians of the patient.
- Sleeping arrangements for those with 24-hour access vary from unit to unit. Most rooms have a fold-out chair or a daybed for at least one person. (No one may sleep on the floor, as this poses a safety risk.)
- Secondary caregivers and others may visit between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- Secondary caregivers and visitors will need to check in at a welcome desk upon arrival to obtain a visitor badge
- We ask that all caregivers and visitors be healthy — free from fever, cough, cold or stomach virus symptoms and living with people who also are free from virus symptoms. Visitors can unintentionally spread germs if someone in their household is ill.
- We ask all caregivers to wash their hands often, especially before and after visiting a patient. During peak times of illness in the community, children under age 14 are asked not to visit intensive care units.
Special circumstancesSocial workers are active members of the care team and will work with families who may have extreme and extenuating circumstances that permit an exception. They will consult with families, care teams and our infection prevention department to make consistent decisions regarding exceptions.
Ways friends and family can share their support
- Video calls using FaceTime, Skype, etc.
- Greeting cards online or by mail
- Ordering a surprise to be delivered from the hospital gift shop at (502) 629-6120.