News

Computer navigation helps spine surgery patients get their lives back

Norton Children’s orthopedic surgeons are using computer navigation technology to treat kids and teenagers with scoliosis and other spine deformities. The technology, called 7D, is an imaging guidance system designed to aid surgeons in the operating room. Norton Children’s Hospital is the first pediatric hospital in Kentucky to use the technology. “With most spine surgeries,…

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Foundation, Home & BMW Raffle, NICU

Tickets now available for Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle

People now have a chance to win a brand-new home, a 2025 BMW and other prizes. Tickets are on sale now for the 2024 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle. The raffle offers a chance to win a new home in Norton Commons valued at more than $900,000 and a white 2025 BMW X1…

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NICU

New tiny baby unit brings additional expertise to Norton Children’s NICU care

Becoming a first-time parent can be nerve-wracking, even more so when that day comes much sooner than expected. “It’s been a roller coaster,” said Austin Myers. Austin’s identical twin sons, Tate and Tripp Myers, were born premature at 26 weeks, six days. Each weighed under 2 pounds. “When they come out and they’re 1 pound,…

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Diabetes, Endocrinology

Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute sports program a home run for teen with diabetes

At 12 years old, Nathan King was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “At first it was really intimidating,” said Nathan, now a senior in high school. “It was just super overwhelming.” Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that causes the pancreas to produce little or no insulin, which the body needs to turn blood…

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Norton Children’s nurse spends 3 decades helping heart patients

It’s not a job; it’s a passion spanning 33 years. During that time, Mary Jo McIver has helped save the lives of countless heart patients undergoing heart surgery.  “I love hearts,” she said. Mary Jo began her career as a nurse’s aide at Norton Hospital while in nursing school. Even before graduating in 1991, she…

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Boundless compassion: Going the extra mile — literally — on the cold streets of downtown

The mother in the pediatrician’s office with her baby seemed distressed as she spoke with the receptionist. Mom wasn’t sure of the location of her child’s appointment and was, unfortunately, at the wrong clinic near downtown Louisville on a cold winter morning. What happened next shows how one Norton Healthcare employee’s compassion and dedication —…

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Cancer, News

Osteosarcoma isn’t slowing down this Kentucky teen

Abby Wimsatt is excited for the future after receiving a unique operation to treat bone cancer in her leg. Last year, Abby, a 14-year-old from Cecilia, Kentucky, developed knee pain. At first the gymnast and her family chalked it up to an injury. But after pain wouldn’t go away, Abby was scheduled for an MRI,…

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Fractures and Injuries, Orthopedics, Scoliosis

2 sisters, 2 harrowing health scares

Caroline Herzig’s life revolves around horses, while her sister, Catherine, lives for tennis. Despite their different interests, the girls have a lot in common. Due to spine surgery and a severely broken leg, the sisters have a combined three rods and 20 screws in their bones. They also spent time recovering in the same unit…

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Diabetes, Endocrinology

Louisville teen becomes a diabetes ‘pioneer’

You wouldn’t know it, but Kylie Smith is in the early stages of Type 1 diabetes. Thanks to a new treatment at Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute, Kylie, a 15-year-old from Shepherdsville, Kentucky, has the chance to potentially stop the disease from advancing. Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute is a part of Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with…

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Child Abuse Prevention, Prevention & Wellness

Questions to ask before leaving your child with someone

As child abuse rates in Kentucky remain higher than the national average, keeping children healthy and safe is every person’s priority. If you’re raising kids, are a caregiver for kids or spend time around kids — make a plan for how to deal with challenging times that are bound to happen. Here’s what you can…

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Norton Childrens Medical Group, Norton Community Medical Associates

Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s expanding care in Bowling Green

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s are expanding services in Western Kentucky through the integration of a well-respected primary care practice in the Bowling Green community. The $1.2 million investment to integrate the former Bowling Green Internal Medicine & Pediatric Associates into Norton Children’s and Norton Healthcare offices allows for enhanced primary care, building on significant…

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Foundation, News

Just imagine what 1 family can do to change the future

The greatness of a community can only be measured by the health and quality of life of its citizens. This statement rings true for Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn. Their entire goal is to “make things better,” according to Dr. Lynn. It’s also to help the city, community and different organizations realize their potential. While…

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