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When a child needs immediate emergency or trauma care, Norton Children’s Emergency Medicine, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, has the expertise, technology and facilities to give children the quality care they deserve. Norton Children’s Hospital is the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Louisville.
Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Kentucky Poison Control Center serves all 120 counties in the commonwealth of Kentucky. The specially trained staff of nurses, physicians and pharmacists are available to answer questions and respond to emergencies involving possible poisons. Our physicians are board certified in medical toxicology, and our nurses are nationally certified specialists in poison information.
“Just for Kids” Transport Team
The “Just for Kids” Transport Team plays an important role in ensuring children from across Kentucky, Southern Indiana and beyond get the specialized care offered at Norton Children’s Hospital. Our team consists of a critical care nurse, a critical care respiratory therapist, an EMT and sometimes a physician. The team uses specially equipped mobile intensive care units, an airplane and a helicopter to provide transportation for young patients in need of sophisticated, sometimes life-sustaining, emergency care.