Heart, Patient Stories

Good at Heart

No one watching Ethan Byler play on the swing set with his sister, Emily, would point to the toddler and say, “He had a heart transplant.” They wouldn’t know that earlier this year Ethan became the first child in Kentucky to get a Berlin Heart. They’d never guess this external mechanical pump kept Ethan alive…

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Improving infants’ quality of life through music

The neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at Norton Children’s Hospital downtown and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews offer music therapy for infants and their families. This clinical and evidence-based health practice is very different from expressive therapy, which uses music along with art, massage, writing, drama and more to help patients and families express…

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Norton Children’s Hospital again granted prestigious Magnet status

LOUISVILLE, Ky. , (Jan. 15, 2013): Norton Children’s Hospital has once again been granted Magnet? status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. The hospital becomes one of only five in the state that have been granted Magnet status and one of only 20 children’s hospitals in the country that have been…

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Conjoined twins separated at Norton Children’s Hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2015) – Specialists at Norton Children’s Hospital have announced they performed a surgery to separate 7-week-old conjoined twin girls on Nov. 11. Since the surgery, the girls have been under close watch of experts in the hospital’s “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center. They are currently still on ventilators but have…

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Child Abuse Prevention

Kentucky becomes only fourth state to mandate physician training on child abuse

Kentucky and Indiana continue to rank among the worst states in the nation for the number of children who are abused and neglected, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Child Maltreatment 2012 report. In recent years Kentucky has consistently ranked among the worst states in the nation for death…

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