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 […]

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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 […]

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Southern Indiana firefighter ‘feels 100%’ after Ebstein anomaly cone procedure

Luke Coward, a Southern Indiana firefighter born with Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve, never felt limited by the condition. From the time he was diagnosed at 18 months old, he maintained an active childhood […]

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For D. Sean Stewart, M.D., career a journey of the heart

Sean Stewart, M.D., interventional cardiologist with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, treats all his patients the way he would want someone to treat his family members. Especially his grandfather. Dr. Stewart, the son of a […]

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Merilda Blanco-Guzman, M.D., joins Norton Infectious Disease Specialists

Merilda Blanco-Guzman, M.D., has joined Norton Infectious Disease Specialists and will practice on the downtown campus. Dr. Blanco-Guzman, who is board certified in infectious diseases, completed her fellowship in the field at Washington University School […]

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‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 11: ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’

Episode 11 of the “MedChat” podcast is now available. This episode, “Vaccine Hesitancy: Scope and Solutions,” discusses one of the top 10 threats to global health. This episode will help providers describe factors that influence […]

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Helping patients understand a midwife’s role

A certified nurse midwife (CNM) is a board-certified nurse practitioner who works with mom and advocates for her wishes. The CNM works in a hospital setting, and mom benefits from the safety for herself and […]

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Norton Healthcare pharmacy recognized for speedy application of antibiotics for especially dangerous infections

The Norton Healthcare pharmacy department has been recognized with a prestigious award for its efforts to speed antibiotics to patients with bacterial infections that have spread to the bloodstream. The American Society of Health System […]

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Some pregnancy complications can signal risk for heart disease after delivery

Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension are indicators for an increased chance of heart disease later in life. Preeclampsia occurs in about 5% to 8% of pregnant women after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving […]

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Patient navigator has had passion for oncology since nursing school

Rhonda Walker, R.N., patient navigator with Norton Cancer Institute, has had a passion for working with patients with cancer since she attended nursing school. “The changes and advancements I have seen in oncology care are […]

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First patients welcomed at the Jennifer Lawrence CICU

The first patients have moved into the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CICU) at Norton Children’s Hospital. More than 60 staff members lined the hallway to welcome caregivers who will be working on the […]

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‘MedChat’ podcasts reach 1,000 downloads

Norton Healthcare’s “MedChat” podcast provides continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and health care providers on-the-go. The monthly 30-minute podcast now has been downloaded over 1,400 times. Each episode dives into the key issues surrounding […]

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