Norton Children’s Services

At Norton Children’s we recognize the importance of our referring providers and value our ongoing relationships. As a health care professional, if you have a question or need assistance, contact one of our provider liaisons or call Norton Children’s Direct Connect.

Norton Children’s Direct Connect

Your direct line to Norton Children’s specialty services

Norton Children’s Direct Connect is designed to allow you to speak with a Norton Children’s specialty provider in real time, when you need it most. The line is answered by nurses who can directly connect you with a provider to discuss a case, seek advice and determine next steps for care — anytime, day or night.

  • Providers can use Direct Connect to speak with a Norton Children’s specialty provider for direction on a patient.
  • Providers can speak with a physician about a patient admission.
  • Providers or office staff can schedule a patient with a Norton Children’s specialty provider.
  • Providers or office staff can schedule a patient for a diagnostic test.

Thank you for entrusting your patients’ care to the physicians and staff of Norton Children’s. We are always looking for ways to improve service to our referring providers and welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our service to you and your patients.

Recent News

June 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Susan P. Dilday, APRN Pediatric Gastroenterology Morgan Molitor, APRN. Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

A woman is shown discussing pelvic pain with a health care provider.

Chronic pelvic pain’s persistence poses challenges for patients and health care providers

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a complex and often debilitating condition that affects a significant portion of the female population. It is commonly defined as pain perceived to originate from the pelvic region that has […]

Imaging shows leadless pacemaker implanted entirely in the right ventricle.

Leadless pacemaker allows pediatric athlete to continue competing

The patient A 15-year-old female with congenital complete heart block needed a pacemaker battery change or pacemaker update. Congenital complete heart block leads to interruption of electrical signals between the top chambers of the heart […]

May 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Theresa M. Frey, M.D. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Katelyn A. Yackey, M.D. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Shannon L. Hall-Million, APRN­ Pediatrics

Brain scan images

Classification of cerebral palsy, updates to diagnosis and treatment

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common disabilities affecting children. It is a group of permanent conditions and symptoms that affect movement, posture, overall mobility, gross motor skills, manual ability, vision, speech and muscle […]

April 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Dana L. Gibson, M.D. Pediatrics Richard E. McCarthy, M.D. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Clinton M. Nowicke, Psy.D. ­ Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Tara B. Clarke, APRN ­ Pediatric Cardiology Jessica R. Coleman, APRN ­ Pediatric Endocrinology Kelsie L. […]

Ronald L. Morton, M.D., a principal investigator and pediatric pulmonologist with Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is shown

Phase 1 cystic fibrosis trial studying novel enzyme replacement therapy in adults

Patients 18 years of age and older with cystic fibrosis now have an option of participating in a Phase 1 trial of a novel, broad-spectrum, orally delivered enzyme replacement therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF). The [...]

March 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Pamela C Biddle, M.D. Pediatrics Jessica N.B. Easterling, M.D. Pediatrics Kelly E Kries, MD ­ Pediatrics Casey L Miles, MD Pediatrics Danielle R. Lunsford, APRN Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Mary C. Oechslin, APRN Pediatrics Chelsea R. Sabelhaus, […]

Open-access, peer-reviewed medical journal accepting submissions

Norton Healthcare has launched a new, open-access medical journal to promote the sharing of innovation and ideas from the laboratory, the bedside and everyday practice. Norton Healthcare Medical Journal welcomes original articles related to medicine, […]

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Minimally invasive techniques have limitations in spinal deformity correction

As health care providers, it’s essential to stay aware of the evolving surgical techniques and technologies in spine surgery. In a presentation by John R. Dimar II, M.D., spine surgeon with Norton Leatherman Spine, several […]

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Certified nurse midwife services now available at Norton Hospital in downtown Louisville

Midwife services are now available at Norton Hospital, as Norton OB/GYN Associates in downtown Louisville introduces a new midwife program. This significant addition to the practice expands existing comprehensive prenatal care services. Previously, midwifery services […]

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Chronic pelvic pain’s persistence poses challenges for patients and health care providers

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a complex and often debilitating condition that affects a significant portion of the female population. It is commonly defined as pain perceived to originate from the pelvic region that has […]

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