Norton Children’s Hospital

Because childhood should be simple

With a heritage of pediatric medical service that began over 125 years ago, Norton Children’s Hospital is today widely recognized as a leading pediatric hospital in Kentucky and the Midwest. The 267-bed Norton Children’s Hospital is the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, with Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Norton Children’s Hospital provides a complete range of medical services dedicated to compassionate skilled care for all children, without regard to their families’ ability to pay. The hospital also provides a pediatric intensive care unit and one of America’s largest Level IV neonatal intensive care units.

As the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Norton Children’s Hospital enjoys a strong partnership with the medical academic community.

Norton Children’s Hospital and its regional facilities serve over 170,000 patients each year, with more than 86,000 pediatric emergency care visits and over 12,000 pediatric surgeries. The hospital includes such distinguished units as the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which cares for more than 650 children annually and has one of the nation’s largest sickle cell anemia treatment programs. It includes the Norton Children’s Heart Institute, which performs more than 450 heart surgeries and over 12,000 noninvasive diagnostic studies each year. It also is home to the Wendy Novak Diabetes Care Center, the region’s only dedicated center for children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Here you will find the highly skilled, compassionate and advanced medical care that is “Just for Kids.”


Norton Children’s Hospital
231 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 629-6000
Norton Children’s Access Center: (502) 629-KIDS



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January 16, 2019

Pediatricians at Norton Children’s Medical Associates practices are using customized iPhones to detect serious eye problems, including amblyopia – lazy eye – and some types of eye cancer, such as retinoblastoma, in children age 6 and younger. “Detecting these issues in young kids has always been tough, because children don’t want to stay still and can’t communicate vision problems,” said April R. Mattingly, M.D., pediatrician at Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Crestwood. “Some of these issues keep kids from seeing well in the classroom, but others can lead to surgery or vision loss if not caught early enough.”

January 16, 2019

Some new parents find themselves grappling with unanticipated complications after their baby is born. If the baby has to spend time in the hospital, he or she likely will be in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. That’s when parents may wonder what a NICU is and what’s the difference between levels of NICUs. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed standards for NICU designations to outline the type of care newborns can receive in a facility. Level 1 and 2 NICUs are designed to provide basic care for newborns with conditions that are expected to resolve without need for subspecialty care.