Norton Children’s Hospitalist Services

Norton Children’s hospitalists offer comprehensive care for hospitalized children with common or complex medical conditions, including:

  • Acute illnesses in newborns
  • Chronic illnesses such as:
    • Asthma
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Diabetes
  • Common pediatric illnesses such as:
    • Anemia
    • Dehydration
  • Failure to thrive
  • Infectious illnesses of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys
  • Injury or surgery recovery
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Jaundice
  • Meningitis
  • Poor weight gain
  • Respiratory illnesses such as:
    • RSV Bronchiolitis
    • Croup
    • Influenza
    • Pneumonia
  • Skin and bone infections

 

Comprehensive and compassionate care

Pediatric hospitalists coordinate care with other medical subspecialty physicians to assist with general pediatric care. Hospitalists often help pediatricians, family doctors and general surgeons in caring for children when requested. Hospitalists also work with a child’s primary care provider to make sure the child has a successful care plan in place when he or she goes home from the hospital.

The Norton Children’s difference

With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:

 

 

Norton Children’s offers specialized programs and services, including:

 

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart & Vascular Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital will be home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (expected completion in 2019).
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
Hospitalist – 5437

Norton Children’s Hopitalists

Call for information

(502) 629-KIDS

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