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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Child Abuse Prevention, Childrens Hospital Foundation, News

Norton Children’s opens center dedicated to helping child abuse victims

Kentucky continues to have a child abuse rate higher than the national average. Today, Norton Children’s, Home of the Innocents, state officials and the community opened the new Norton Children’s Center for Safe and Healthy Kids. Located on the Home of the Innocents campus in Louisville, the center will serve thousands of patients from across…

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News

A provider’s perspective: What you need to know about child sexual abuse

Content disclosure: This post will discuss the challenging but very important topic of child sexual abuse.  It was at the height of the pandemic, and I found myself on a video call with my patient’s mom as she experienced a living nightmare. “Your daughter is being assessed for child sexual abuse.” Like me, this patient’s mom…

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News

New epilepsy monitoring unit helps Louisville firefighter’s daughter

Bryce Carden’s name might sound familiar. He’s the Louisville firefighter who heroically rescued a woman trapped in a semi hanging off the side of the Clark Memorial Bridge earlier this year. The team at Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of medicine, was able to play hero for Bryce’s daughter, Oaklynn, thanks…

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Endocrinology, News, Norton Childrens Medical Group, Orthopedics

Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s expand services in Westport Plaza

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to fulfill their promise to expand access to health care with the opening of a new multipractice location in Westport Plaza in northeastern Louisville. The 21,000-square-foot space — a $9.5 million investment — includes Norton Healthcare’s first same-day orthopedic injury care center and the first multidisciplinary office to house…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation

Honoring Mary Lafon during Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to Mary Lafon, a visionary leader whose pioneering efforts have left an enduring mark on pediatric health care in Louisville, Kentucky, and beyond. In fact, her efforts are a large reason that Norton Children’s Hospital exists. Born in 1840 just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, Mary dedicated…

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Child Abuse Prevention

Kentucky’s rate of child abuse continues to outpace the national average

The Child Maltreatment 2022 report, released this year by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Children’s Bureau, found Kentucky’s rate of child abuse victims in Kentucky was 12.3 per 1,000 children. That means about a dozen kids out of every 1,000 children in Kentucky experienced some form of maltreatment during 2022. Indiana’s rate…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Foundation, News

Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s launch $200 million fundraising campaign

Not-for-profit Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s ask for the community’s help to improve health and quality of life for every child in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The organization, along with local and community leaders, announced its “Just Imagine” campaign, which aims to raise $200 million in the next two years to support investments in health…

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CICU, Heart, Heart Transplant, NICU

Service with heart: A pediatric transplant nurse’s story

As a nurse practitioner for Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, Mary T. “Terri” Massey, APRN, has become an invaluable force caring for the youngest and sickest heart patients. Her journey within Norton Children’s tells a story of compassion, strength and purpose. Having been part of Norton Children’s since 1986,…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Heart, Heart Transplant

Meet the Norton Children’s surgeon who delivers every heart transplant

It’s a phone call pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Deborah J. Kozik, D.O., has received more than 100 times. One of her patients has been waiting months for a new heart. On this morning, a donor heart in another state has become available. There’s little time to waste. Dr. Kozik and the team are on a plane…

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Pulmonology

Patient’s family hopeful, with Norton Children’s help, to find answers for rare lung disease

Cora Anne is bright-eyed and all smiles during her pulmonology appointment at Norton Children’s. Only 4 months old, she’s already spent a good deal of her life in hospital rooms. “As sick as she is, it’s crazy how happy she still is. She doesn’t let things bother her; she just smiles away,” said Alisha Sizemore,…

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Diabetes, Endocrinology

New devices offer more options than ever to manage blood sugar

If you have diabetes, new devices give you more options than ever to manage your glucose levels. An insulin pump can deliver insulin throughout the day without the need for multiple daily injections. Thanks to advances in technology, insulin pumps are now able to link with continuous glucose monitors. This means the pump can vary…

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