Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health

Norton Sports Health is off to the races with the Jockey Care Clinic

Churchill Downs is home to hundreds of horse races each year. Norton Sports Health is on hand to provide medical care for jockeys at each one of these contests — from small-field maiden races all the way up to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. We all know and love “the most exciting two minutes…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Obstetrics

A picture-perfect nurse

Amanda Cundiff, R.N., a labor and delivery nurse at Norton Hospital, has been taking photos for over 14 years. She enjoys being behind the camera to creatively capture moments that people will recall and treasure. Not long ago, Amanda saw an opportunity to use her photography skills to help a patient. Chautauqua Henderson, an expectant…

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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, 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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Breast Cancer, Cancer, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Equity inclusion belonging

Cancer care medical assistant celebrates the past, looks forward to the future during Black History Month

Helping patients with cancer live more comfortably often can weigh heavy on Rikka S. Foster’s heart and mind. As a medical assistant at Norton Cancer Institute Women’s Cancer Center, Rikka helps care for patients who have breast cancer and some who are in palliative care. According to Rikka, she wants to be there for every…

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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, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Recruiting

High school student finds her career and passion for health care

Ester Cuc Chamorro’s first experience working in a health care setting came in elementary school. Ester attended Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana’s Biztown, where kids have the chance to participate in a simulated city and work “adult” jobs. Her role in the town was a doctor, and she had the opportunity to care for other kids…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Heart, Interventional Cardiology

Passion from purpose: Vipul R. Panchal, M.D., his story

There are moments in life we forget, and others we make sure we hold in our minds forever. For Vipul R. Panchal, M.D., interventional cardiologist with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, one moment in time has shaped his career and approach to medicine, and he shares it whenever he gets the chance. During medical school,…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare

Two Norton Healthcare employees recognized for helping at school bus crash

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Aug. 31, 2021, a school bus carrying 60 Kammerer Middle School and Ballard High School students was hit broadside by another vehicle on Ballardsville Road just east of the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus. Traveling separately, two Norton Healthcare employees – Erin Brown and Cristina Proffitt, R.N., – happened upon the…

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Cancer, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare

A conversation with Madison, Indiana, oncologist Ajay Kandra, M.D.

Ajay K. Kandra, M.D., has practiced medical oncology since 2010 and has a special interest in lung, breast, colon and prostate cancers. His passions are caring for cancer patients, the science behind the medicine, research and understanding the complexity of cancer care. Dr. Kandra is a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist practicing at Norton King’s Daughters’ Health…

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Bike to Beat Cancer, Cancer, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Foundation

After years of watching, Debbie Cobb decided to ride

Each year, Debbie Cobb would see Bike to Beat Cancer setting up from her office on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus. She would see the big tents going up and hear everyone on campus getting excited. One year, looking out over the tents, Debbie said, “I am going to do it!” She registered for Bike…

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