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Norton Children’s NICU stories

NICU Felicia Gross

After NICU experience, mom becomes Norton employee

Felicia Gross didn’t set out to work for Norton Healthcare. She already had a career as a chef and was working hard to take care of her family. Little did she know that a life-or-death experience would change that path and provide an opportunity to help others during their toughest moments. When Gross was pregnant […] Read More »

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Snow Ball makes big difference for NICU patients

Donate a SNOO A SNOO is a bassinette with soothing white noise and rocking motions reminiscent of being in the womb. The SNOO has variable settings, including a “weaning” setting to prepare baby for the crib. Donate a SNOO now Thanks to everyone who attended the annual Snow Ball gala at the Marriott Louisville Downtown […] Read More »

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Home & BMW Raffle winners drawn at Snow Ball

The winners of the 2017 Home & BMW Raffle were drawn during the annual Snow Ball gala on Saturday, Nov. 18. The grand prize winner of a beautiful new home in Norton Commons built by the Ramage Company is Susan Barrios from Prospect, Ky. Congratulations, Susan! Her ticket number was 06376. Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 BMW […] Read More »

NICU patient Liam Thomas

Meet Liam Thomas, a NICU miracle baby

Liam Thomas is just beginning to walk. His legs are a little wobbly, so when he’s on the move, he reaches out for sturdy objects to help keep his balance. He has a curious mind — a sponge to soak up all kinds of new information, like how to say “dada” and call for his […] Read More »

NICU nurse Nancy Allgood

For 43 years, this NICU nurse has been caring for Kentucky’s tiniest patients

A seemingly normal pregnancy. A seemingly normal baby. But minutes before being born into this world, life threw a wicked curveball. The baby had no heartbeat. She entered the world seizing. Nancy Allgood, R.N., and the team of specialists in the Norton Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) had to act fast. “We revived […] Read More »

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Halloween in the NICU

Helping the hospital’s tiniest patients Want to help babies and families in the NICU? Donate today Norton Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) celebrates Halloween every year with parents and staff dressing the babies in costumes. For parents, it’s a welcome break from life in the hospital to share a special day with their […] Read More »

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Formerly conjoined twins celebrate second birthday

Twins Miracle and Journee Brooks celebrated their second birthday today at Norton Children’s Hospital surrounded by their extended family. “Extended” included not just biological family, but physicians, nurses, therapists and others who have helped them get to where they are today. Two years ago, Miracle and Journee entered the world in a complex delivery at […] Read More »

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Enter Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW raffle; you could win gas for a year

If you haven’t bought your Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW raffle ticket, you may be about to miss out on a year’s worth of gas. Three monthly prize drawings are a new feature of the yearly raffle. Everyone who buys a Home & BMW raffle ticket will be automatically entered in the monthly drawings. […] Read More »

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Norton Commons home raffle: Win a house, help a child!

Congratulations to our 2017 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle winners! BMW: Debbie Waiz, Sellersburg, IN, ticket number 01329 Home: Susan Barrios, Prospect, KY, ticket number 6376 Groceries for a Year: Barbara Bernard of Leitchfield , Kentucky; ticket 6541 Curved 4K LED smart TV: Bonnie Johnson of Mortons Gap, Kentucky; ticket 04864 Gas for […] Read More »

Jacintas and Lisa NICU nurse friendship

Former Norton Children’s Hospital NICU nurse and patient’s family share 30-year friendship

I’ve been proud to call Norton Healthcare my employer for 36 years. While I work in human resources now, I got my start as a staff nurse at Norton Children’s Hospital. I met so many special kids and families as a nurse. There are too many to count, but there is one I still think […] Read More »

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Norton Children’s Piggies for Preemies scholarship winner

The Children’s Hospital Foundation Piggies for Preemies program challenges children and adults throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana to fill piggy banks with spare change to support premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital. Each spring, kids enter a drawing to win a $500 scholarship. All they have to do […] Read More »

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Raffle tickets now available to win new house, car

Congratulations to our 2017 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle winners! BMW: Debbie Waiz, Sellersburg, IN, ticket number 01329 Home: Susan Barrios, Prospect, KY, ticket number 6376 Groceries for a Year: Barbara Bernard of Leitchfield , Kentucky; ticket 6541 Curved 4K LED smart TV: Bonnie Johnson of Mortons Gap, Kentucky; ticket 04864 Gas for […] Read More »