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

9 insider tips to make the most of your Festival of Trees & Lights experience

The Festival of Trees & Lights is celebrating 30 years of sharing holiday cheer and raising funds for technology and exceptional care at Norton Children’s Hospital. To help you get the most out of your […]

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30th annual Snow Ball black tie gala to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital

The Snow Ball, one of the largest annual fundraisers for Norton Children’s Hospital, will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Omni Louisville Hotel. This black tie event is now in its 30th year and, […]

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Pediatrician debunks 5 myths about the flu

Should I get a flu shot? Can you get sick from the flu shot? Does the flu shot work? There are a lot of questions about the flu shot and the flu out there –– and […]

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Type 1 vs. Type 2 diabetes: What’s the difference?

When people talk about the condition diabetes mellitus, they often use just the word “diabetes.” However, diabetes mellitus describes several types of conditions in which a child may develop high blood sugar (blood glucose). There […]

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How parents can help kids manage early puberty

Going through puberty can be a challenge for any child. But children who experience early puberty can have physical, social and emotional challenges that their peers may not, according to researchers. Early puberty or precocious […]

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