Special Support for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Families

Our team works to create an environment focused on patient- and family-centered care. We take extra steps to make sure parents and family members are included in their baby’s medical-care plan. Parents may spend as much time at their child’s bedside as they like. And siblings are welcome in the unit to get to know their new brother or sister. Siblings are not allowed in the NICU during cold and flu season and immunization records are always required. Parent-to-parent support and family education is available to all NICU families. Additional support services include:

  • Pastoral care
  • Social services
  • Discharge planning and case management
  • Family education about equipment use and newborn illnesses

Poison control center: 65 years of preventing illness and death

The Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital has been working to reduce illness and death from poisoning in Kentucky for 65 years. The center provides 24/7 free and confidential access to specially trained […]

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What are brain tumor symptoms in kids?

Brain tumors are growths of abnormal cells that occur in the brain or the tissue or structures near it. Brain tumors can be invasive (destroying nearby tissue or travelling to other spots in the body) […]

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Is poison ivy contagious? How does it spread?

Now that the kids are getting out more, they’re at greater risk of brushing up against some poison ivy and inadvertently spreading its oil on their skin.   Poison ivy doesn’t typically spread from person […]

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Study shows adolescent girls at risk for intimate partner homicide

Nearly half of women who die by homicide in the U.S. are killed by a current or former intimate partner. Now a new study in JAMA Pediatrics shows that adolescent girls are at risk for […]

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Dog bite prevention – even dear pets can become aggressive

Across the nation there are some 800,000 dog bites reported each year. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to bites, even from the most innocent of dogs. Last year, 394 children were treated for […]

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