Brand Feature, Heart, Heart Failure, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Women’s Heart Program

Alexis’ heart was giving out after her 3rd pregnancy — a long-term solution would have to wait for baby No. 4

At age 25, Alexis Helm had been pregnant three times, and her heart was failing. The increased blood volume from her pregnancies and strain on her heart muscle had taken a toll, as it does with many women. With her fourth pregnancy, she knew she risked damaging her heart further but wanted to do all…

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Brand Feature, Ortho - Shoulder, Orthopedics

Indiana sheriff back on the job after shoulder surgery

Ken Haas, a corrections officer and SWAT team lead with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office in Southern Indiana, was training police recruits in 2020 when a demonstration resulted in a shoulder injury. Training recruits in handcuffing It was a normal day on the job for this now 54-year-old, but as one of the recruits attempted…

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Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Recruiting

Buying a house is a first for his family

RaShaw Edelen faced a question from his uncle he didn’t know how to answer. RaShaw was excited to restore an old car, but his uncle asked him what he planned to do with it when it was finished. “Where was I going to put it? The side of the street wasn’t a great place to…

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Brand Feature, Neurosciences, Parkinson’s Disease, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

Louisville man with early onset Parkinson’s gives back

It’s Friday evening, and Against the Grain Brewery in Louisville, Kentucky, is hopping. There’s food to serve, drinks to make and customers to keep happy. In the thick of it all is director of operations Jason Smith. You wouldn’t know it by looking at him, but Jason, 48, has been battling Parkinson’s disease for eight…

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Brand Feature, News, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

‘Miserable’ pain, surgery couldn’t keep Amy James from the job she loves

Being a hairdresser is all Amy James ever wanted to be. “I remember styling my Barbie doll’s hair and telling my mom I wanted to be a beautician,” James said. Her dreams came true when she opened her own salon in 2000. So when James was faced with a possible career-ending injury, she was devastated….

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Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Equity inclusion belonging, Norton Childrens Hospital

‘I am my ancestors’ dream’

Katina Griffith, R.T., a respiratory care coordinator at Norton Children’s Hospital, makes her impact helping sick kids recover in the pediatric intensive care unit and Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. As a registered respiratory therapist, she’s been a vital part of helping the hospital respond to surges of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus…

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Brand Feature, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics

Mother’s triumph over addiction gives her new purpose in life

Teri Johnson works a full-time job, is a football and wrestling mom and works hard to be present for her children. While that may not seem out of the ordinary, it’s a complete 180-degree change from where she was just two years ago. In her early 20s, Teri found herself without a job and in…

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Brand Feature, Health Equity, Norton Community Medical Associates, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Rheumatology

Middle-income Louisville man benefits from expanded health care assistance policy

It’s an all-too-common experience — lack of quality health insurance, a chronic illness and mounting bills set off a chain of bad luck and a financial struggle. A mystery illness The trouble started in the spring of 2022. “I started feeling burning in my arms, shoulders and fingers. Just excruciating pain,” said Thomas Williams, 55,…

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Brand Feature, Neurosciences, Stroke

Stroke survivor teams up with Norton Neuroscience Institute to support others

Life can change in a single moment, and Christine Cosby-Gaither of Louisville never expected what would happen to her at just age 35. “I had a massive stroke on Jan. 28, 2019, at 4:45 a.m.,” she said. “I literally became a new person.” Christine was hospitalized, needed a breathing tube and remained in a coma…

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Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Norton Community Medical Associates

Where medicine and music come together

As a child, Winnie Shouse grew up with two loves — medicine and music. Sitting next to her grandfather watching medical dramas on television, she heard the stories about his dream to become a doctor. He had even been accepted to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, but couldn’t afford the ride to…

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Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

The lost ring was her mother’s — the mission was the receptionist’s

We can all imagine it — walking through a parking garage, putting keys away, making sure we have what we need for a doctor appointment. If a ring, earring or something else slipped off, we probably wouldn’t notice. The woman arriving for her neurologist appointment was distraught. Tears running down her face, she rubbed her…

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Brand Feature, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Womens Health

She went into preterm labor at 20 weeks, but a risky procedure saved the baby’s life

What started as an exciting moment turned into panic for first-time parents Faith and Jake Pugh. The couple couldn’t wait for their baby’s gender reveal at their 20-week ultrasound, but once their appointment started, they quickly learned that something was very wrong. “We found out I was in preterm labor,” Faith said. The OB/GYN “gave…

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