Meet the Norton Children’s Emergency Medicine Team
When a child needs immediate emergency or trauma care, Norton Children’s has the expertise, technology and facilities to give children the quality care they deserve. Norton Children’s has board-certified physicians who are fellowship trained in emergency medicine.
Emergency medicine physicians
Emily S. Becker, D.O.
Nicole M. Bichir, M.D.
Elsa M. Haddad, M.D.
Rebecca J. Hart, M.D.
Cody H. Penrod, M.D.
Beth A. Spurlin, M.D.
Norton Women & Children’s Hospital emergency medicine physicians
Jean M. Kallis, M.D.
Christine C. Whitelaw, M.D.
Why Norton Children’s for emergency care?
- “Just for Kids” Transport Team provides access to Norton Children’s Hospital through fixed-wing, helicopter and ground transportation.
- Norton Children’s Hospital is the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital.
- Norton Children’s Hospital is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Louisville. The emergency department treats approximately 60,000 children each year. The staff is trauma certified, and nurses have pediatric advanced life support certification.
- Norton Children’s Medical Center in northeastern Jefferson County on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus has a 24/7 pediatric emergency department with 16 treatment rooms, four sedation rooms typically used for diagnostic imaging, and a dedicated radiology suite. The medical center is staffed with the same emergency medicine providers as Norton Children’s Hospital.
- Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital provides children’s pediatric emergency care, along with diagnostic imaging and testing capabilities, for children.
- Kentucky Poison Control Center is of Norton Children’s Hospital provides a hotline staffed with nurses, physicians and pharmacists available to answer questions and respond to emergencies involving possible poisoning 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Certified child life therapists are available at our three locations to help children and families navigate the stress of a diagnosis or hospital stay.
- The Heal, Dog, Heel pet therapy program has dogs available for patients at Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
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