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Cancer Advocating for cancer patients and helping them get quality care

Advocating for cancer patients and helping them get quality care

For Deborah Pirtle, R.N., cancer is personal. Deborah lost her brother to head and neck cancer when he was only 50 years old. According to Deborah, that experience gave her a unique perspective, because it put her in the caregiver role both inside and outside of the work setting. As a patient navigator with Norton …

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NMG Norton Medical Group welcomes these new providers as of February 1, 2020

Norton Medical Group welcomes these new providers as of February 1, 2020

Shastine M. Sharp, M.D. Norton Community Medical Associates – Barret Medical degree: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines Residency: Family medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hershey, Pennsylvania Scott Gogulski, D.O. Norton Immediate Care Center Medical degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Illinois Residency: Family medicine, Union …

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CME Save the date for the 2020 Behavioral Medicine Symposium

Save the date for the 2020 Behavioral Medicine Symposium

Providers looking to learn innovative therapies and best practices in the diagnosis and delivery of behavioral health services can plan to attend the 2020 Behavioral Medicine Symposium. Sessions will be Friday, June 19, 2020, from 7 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. in Louisville. Cost: $25 Deadline to …

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Heart & Vascular Erle H. Austin III, M.D., reflects on Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth

Erle H. Austin III, M.D., reflects on Norton Children’s Heart Institute growth

By Erica Coghill The newly opened Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital was made possible by gifts to the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and is specifically for cardiac patients. It provides an opportunity to reflect on how far heart care at Norton Children’s Hospital has come. Kentucky’s first pediatric open …

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Cancer Finding a path to medicine as a pediatric leukemia patient

Finding a path to medicine as a pediatric leukemia patient

Bradley Wilson’s journey to medical school started in the Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department when he was 13. Unable to walk, losing consciousness and with his skin grayish, Bradley was rushed by his parents to the emergency department. He was diagnosed with leukemia and started on a path toward recovery and, ultimately, his calling. Discovering …

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Heart & Vascular For Ibrahim Fahsah, M.D., path to interventional cardiology was personal

For Ibrahim Fahsah, M.D., path to interventional cardiology was personal

Ibrahim Fahsah, M.D., is the medical director of the Norton Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Program and an interventional cardiologist with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. He planned to have a very different career. Originally from a small island off the coast of Syria, Dr. Fahsah grew up thinking he would become a fisherman. Then a quiet …

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CME Treating opioid use disorder with medication

Treating opioid use disorder with medication

Providers seeking approval to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder can choose from three upcoming opportunities to get required training. The sessions will be held Feb. 22 and March 14 (both Saturdays), as well as on Friday, April 17, at the Norton Healthcare Learning Center, 9500 Ormsby Station Road in Louisville. Register at NortonHealthcare.com/Register-CME …

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Pediatrics Behind the scenes of the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Behind the scenes of the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

The Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital started taking its first patients this month. The new unit is part of Norton Healthcare’s $78.3 million investment to renovate several areas of Norton Children’s Hospital. Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation has committed to raising $20 million, with more than $15 million funded to …

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Pediatrics Adults born with heart defects need specialized care

Adults born with heart defects need specialized care

As many as 1 million U.S. children and 1.4 million U.S. adults are living with congenital heart defects — abnormalities in the heart that are present at birth. Some defects are mild, and some so complex that they may require many surgeries over a lifetime. A person has congenital heart disease for their entire life, …

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Neuroscience Louisville neurosurgeon named among ‘20 People to Know in Health Care’

Louisville neurosurgeon named among ‘20 People to Know in Health Care’

David A. Sun, M.D., PhD., neurosurgeon and executive medical director of Norton Neuroscience Institute has been named among Louisville Business First’s 20 People to Know in Health Care. Dr. Sun, who also is the co-director of the Brain Tumor Center, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute, has pioneered the use of …

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