Norton Brownsboro Hospital expansion opens

The expansion of Norton Brownsboro Hospital is complete, with 70 new patient beds — a 55% increase — advancements in stroke and aneurysm care capabilities and a larger emergency department. The new emergency department has […]

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Follow these steps after diagnosing a child with spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a severe genetic disorder that results in degeneration of the anterior horn cells and progressive muscle weakness. SMA affects the muscles needed for essential functions such as breathing, feeding and […]

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Norton Orthopedic Institute is first in Louisville to offer the latest in knee replacement precision

Norton Orthopedic Institute is the first and currently only provider in the Louisville area to use the latest in knee replacement precision — the ROSA Knee System. The robot-assisted surgical system allows surgeons to follow […]

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Norton Healthcare to offer COVID-19 Long-term Care Clinic for patients with lasting side effects

Norton Healthcare will launch a COVID-19 Long-term Care Clinic for adult patients who continue to experience side effects after having battled the coronavirus. “Norton Healthcare has been a regional leader in caring for patients with […]

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‘MedChat’ CME podcast: ‘Identification and Treatment of Tickborne Diseases’

The latest episode of the “MedChat” podcast, “Identification and Treatment of Tickborne Diseases,” is now available. This episode provides information on common diseases related to tick bites, clinical symptoms of tickborne diseases, diagnostic testing to […]

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Pediatric cardiologist comes with medical ethics expertise

Pediatric cardiologist Sarah J. Wilkens, M.D., MPH, has trained to care for the sickest children — heart failure and transplant patients. “Ultimately what motivates me are the patients and trying to support their families in […]

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From a December hip replacement to learning to surf by summer

Lee Dulaney did her best to ignore the pain in her right hip for years. Steroid injections helped, but the pain persisted. “I’d get steroid injections, and it would feel better for a while; and […]

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Providing general surgery for obese patients

Because we’re accustomed to operating on obese patients, surgeons with Norton Weight Management Services are uniquely situated to perform general abdominal surgery on these patients, including gallbladder removal, repairing hiatal or abdominal wall hernias, colon […]

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Daksha P. Mehta, M.D., has been providing rheumatology care in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, for more than two decades

Daksha P. Mehta, M.D., is a board-certified rheumatologist in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where she has served the community for over two decades. Dr. Mehta treats auto immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and […]

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Norton Healthcare partnering with DNV GL Healthcare for fresh approach to accreditation

Looking to gain more from its hospital accreditation program, Norton Healthcare has joined with DNV GL Healthcare National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) for hospital accreditation. DNV GL’s world-leading innovative accreditation program integrates International […]

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New guidelines for treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in children

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has new guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia, also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), in children, including more outpatient management, more observation, and fewer medications. “The guidelines came about as the […]

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Updates on colon cancer screening, including patients with a family history

The latest colon cancer screening recommendations call for earlier screenings and include guidance to better reflect individual risks. The starting age for screening for the average person with no risk factors is now 45, five […]

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