Meet the “Just for Kids” Team

Registered nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medical technicians are part of each transport team. They receive continuing education, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, advanced life support, trauma care, pharmacology and flight physiology. Our pilots are trained in visual flight rules (VFR) and instrument flight rules (IFR), and have hundreds of hours of experience in the airframes. Physicians trained in neonatology, pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric critical care are available for transports when necessary.

Contact the Transport Team

Contact the Transport Team

Hospital Contacts

Norton Children’s Hospital

  • Emergency department (lower level): (502) 629-7225
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) (third floor): (502) 629-5835
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (fourth floor): (502) 629-5830
  • Cardiac intensive care unit (fourth floor): (502) 629-4268

Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Transport Team Leadership

Karen L. Orman, M.D., FAAP
Medical Director, Pediatric Critical Care Transport

karen.orman@louisville.edu

(502) 852-3720

 

Pennie Crady, R.N., MSN, CPN
Director, EMS and Transport Services

pennie.crady@nortonhealthcare.org

(502) 629-7557

 

Kelly Williams, R.N., BSN, CPEN, TCRN
Transport Manager

kelly.williams@nortonhealthcare.org

(502) 629-6839

 

Donna Callahan, R.N., CPN
Transport Coordinator

donna.callahan@nortonhealthcare.org

(502) 629-7932

Norton Children’s Difference

The  “Just for Kids” Transport Team members are trained professionals dedicated to working with ill and injured newborns, children and adolescents. They are equipped to provide specialized care during transport between hospitals.

The transport team is made up of intensive care registered nurses, respiratory therapists and emergency medical technicians.

More than 60% of babies in the neonatal acute care unit  at Norton Children’s Hospital arrive via the transport team. More premature babies are surviving at smaller birth weights, and other hospitals in the region may not be as equipped to care for the special needs of these tiny babies. Many older children rely on the transport team to bring them to Norton Children’s Hospital for specialized critical care.

Norton Children’s Hospital is a 300-bed free-standing pediatric hospital. The facility is the primary pediatric teaching site of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Children transported to Norton Children’s Hospital benefit from highly specialized services, including:

  • Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
  • One of the largest Level IV neonatal intensive care units in the county
  • Region’s first heart center serving children and adults with congenital heart conditions
  • Epilepsy center certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers
  • Designated ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • Named an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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