Meet the Pediatric Cardiac Outpatient Program Team

The pediatric cardiac outpatient program care team with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, includes highly skilled providers in pediatric heart care. Our team includes specialists from many fields in addition to heart care, including psychologists, infectious diseases and more. Your child will receive care focused on overall health and wellness — not just a heart condition. 

  • Elizabeth Decker, R.N.
  • Andrea Derry, R.N.
  • Kristi Stewart, R.N.
  • Cheryl Smith, R.N., BSN

Why Choose Norton Children’s Heart Institute

The Adult Congenital Heart Association has recognized Norton Children's Heart Institute for its expertise treating adult congenital heart disease.

  • Norton Children’s Hospital has been a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, performing Kentucky’s first pediatric heart transplant in 1986 and becoming the second site in the United States to perform an infant heart transplant.
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery has certified our cardiothoracic surgeons in congenital heart surgery.
  • The Adult Congenital Heart Association has accredited Norton Children’s Heart Institute’s Adult Congenital Heart Program as the only comprehensive care center in Kentucky and Indiana treating adults born with a heart defect.
  • More than 5,000 children a year visit Norton Children’s Heart Institute for advanced heart care.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute has offices across Kentucky and Southern Indiana to bring quality pediatric heart care closer to home.
  • The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital is the largest dedicated CICU in Kentucky, equipped with 17 private rooms and the newest technology available for heart care.
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