Norton Louisville Arm & Hand becomes Norton Arm & Hand Institute

Keep reading to learn about our new programs in development, updated instructions for how to refer patients and more.

Norton Arm & Hand Institute is the new name for Norton Louisville Arm & Hand, as of March 1, 2024.

The goal of Norton Arm & Hand Institute is to be a destination program by establishing itself as a thought and practice leader in upper extremity care. The institute is founded upon five pillars: clinical excellence, innovative care, pioneering research, growth and accessibility to all.

“The creation of this institute is an exciting time for our team,” said Amit Gupta, M.D., hand surgeon with Norton Arm & Hand Institute. “While our name is changing, we are developing new programs, furthering initiatives for patient access and enhancing clinical expertise, all while creating the best experience for our patients.”

Norton Arm & Hand Institute provides care at multiple locations across the Louisville area, including downtown, St. Matthews, Norton Audubon Hospital campus and Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus.

Enhanced subspecialty care

Through robust infrastructure, including a team of 10 board-certified hand and upper extremity surgeons, Norton Arm & Hand Institute will enhance upper extremity providers’ focus on subspecialty care. Current subspeciality programs include:

  • Complex upper extremity wound program
  • Trauma
  • Pediatric interventions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Minimally invasive surgical interventions
  • Arthroscopic small-joint treatment
  • Sports
  • Arthritis

“Our institute’s collaborative approach will foster more opportunities to make advances in the innovation journey, including novel practice interventions and a bolstered patient experience,” said David E. Tate Jr., M.D., hand surgeon with Norton Arm & Hand Institute.

Numerous programs are in development, including further development of the complex upper extremity wound program. Norton Arm &Hand Institute also offers a strong network of resources for patients and scholars, along with active involvement in research and clinical trials.

Patient referrals

Providers within the Norton Healthcare system can refer through Epic using order type REF588 Ambulatory Referral to Arm and Hand. Community providers can visit and place an order for EpicLink referral to Arm and Hand (EREF588).

Any provider also can make a referral by calling:

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