Norton Children’s Services

Norton Children’s is a leader in caring for children throughout Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. As the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, has cared for childrenfor more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay. The 300-bed hospitalis Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and serves as the primary pediatricteaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

The Norton Children’s system offerscomprehensive inpatient and outpatient pediatric care, including a full range of services for congenital andacquired heart disease, cancer care, neurosciences, spine and orthopedic care, and neonatal care.Learn more about our services and the conditions and diagnoses we treat:

Osgood-Schlatter disease affects growing athletes

Young athletes can be at risk for Osgood-Schlatter disease during growth spurts. Don’t worry, it’s not contagious: The condition is an extremely common pain in the front of the knee. It’s not the normal “growing […]

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When do boys start puberty?

Most discussions around puberty tend to focus on girls, but boys are starting puberty earlier, too. A 2012 study of U.S. boys found white and Hispanic boys were entering puberty at an average age of […]

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More pregnant women have chronic high blood pressure

A new study shows a large increase in the number of American women with chronic high blood pressure during pregnancy: an average of 6% each year over the 40 years of the study. “High blood […]

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Top 10 car seat mistakes

Think your child’s car seat is installed correctly? Chances are, it’s not. According to safety professionals at Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, nearly 4 out of 5 car seats they check are used incorrectly.   […]

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Schielar Skaggs almost didn’t make it – but he fought

Before he was born, Schielar Skaggs’ parents, Terry and Melissa, worried about the life their son would have. Would he survive childbirth? If he did, would his life be short and filled with suffering and […]

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