Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health

Norton Sports Health delivers cold tubs to area high schools in daylong dash

For thousands of area high school athletes, the summer months mean lots of time on the field, practicing for upcoming fall sports seasons. While the hours of practice through the hot summer are designed to improve conditioning and team performance, they also put student-athletes at risk for heat-related illness. That’s where the Norton Sports Health…

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Newest donors gift more than $6 million through Wade Mountz Heritage Society

The 2024 class of the Wade Mountz Heritage Society has made planned gifts of more than $6 million to the Norton Healthcare Foundation and Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation. To date, members of the society have donated $83 million aimed toward health care for the community. “Everyone who is part of this society is part of the vision to…

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Heart Failure, Pulmonary

Sotatercept: A new pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment

A new pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after completing clinical trials at Norton Pulmonary Specialists and other leading pulmonary hypertension treatment centers around the world. Sotatercept, sold under the brand name Winrevair, has been shown to increase exercise capacity, reduce symptoms that affect day-to-day activities and…

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Gynecology, Urogynecology, Womens Health

Painful or irregular periods? It could be an underlying condition

Painful or irregular periods can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, and sometimes, can significantly disrupt your life. Menstrual pain, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a common issue experienced during the menstrual cycle. This type of pain can range from mild to severe and is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, fatigue or headaches. In…

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Bike to Beat Cancer, Bike to Beat Cancer Training, Cancer, Foundation

For Chris and Team 182, Bike to Beat Cancer is not just a ride. It’s a way to honor the memory of his mother.

On Sept. 7, hundreds of cyclists will line up to ride anywhere from 5 to 100 miles in the Norton Cancer Institute’s Bike to Beat Cancer. The hope is to raise more than $500,000 for cancer research, prevention, advanced treatments, patient support and more for the Kentuckiana community. The ride begins in front of the…

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Health Equity, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

Norton Neuroscience Institute’s “Neuro Tai Chi” class celebrates 10 years of helping patients with movement disorders

The gong sounds at 10:30 a.m. It’s the signal to sit down and listen. At the front of the room, Lloyd Kelly greets his class of about 20 with a fist-to-palm salute. He bows his head and says, “ni hao,” greeting them in Chinese. The class repeats it back to him. From there, he leads…

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Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare

Generational compassion: A mother-daughter duo helps heal patients at Norton Hospital

For a mother, there’s always a dream to be a guiding light for her children. It’s a hope that she can show her daughter that she can surmount any obstacle, embrace her unique self and pursue 11 years, her work tools were scissors and combs as a hairdresser, bringing joy and confidence to her clients….

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Equity inclusion belonging, Norton West Louisville Hospital

Initiative builds new career opportunities for local construction workers at Norton West Louisville Hospital

Dreams are being built from the ground up at Norton West Louisville Hospital. The new hospital is taking shape at the corner of 28th Street and West Broadway, and lives are already being transformed through some of the construction work happening on the job site. Houston Briscoe is from West Louisville and grew up around…

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

Norton Healthcare employee and two-time cancer survivor shares the power of teamwork at Bike to Beat Cancer

When it comes to fighting cancer, Claudia Johnson knows the power of being surrounded by a good team. The physical therapist assistant at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital beat cancer — twice — and knows how tough and scary the journey can be for anyone who is going through it. Now, it’s Claudia’s mission to…

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Health Equity, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Spine

Mother-daughter duo gets same spine surgery from same Norton Leatherman Spine surgeon

Susan Smith’s back pain started as a teenager. “I was 19, a sophomore in college,” Susan said. “I started having pain in my hip and couldn’t figure out what was causing it.” She bounced from doctor to doctor, looking for answers. Several months later, her right leg was paralyzed. She needed a MRI, which confirmed…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare

Scientific curiosity and passion for helping others

Najwan Al-Qashteeni came to the United States in 2012 from Baghdad, Iraq, with a veterinary background and an interest in health care. While perfecting her English, Najwan moved to Louisville, Kentucky, and took an environmental services job in health care with a goal to work in a lab. Persistent in her dreams, she landed a…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Health Equity, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

30 years after first treatment, Norton Neuroscience Institute continues to provide care for patients with multiple sclerosis

It’s Friday morning at the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center. The phones are ringing. Emails and referrals are coming in from physicians trying to connect their patients with the resources they need outside the doctor’s office. Patient navigators are meeting with patients, both newly diagnosed or in transition, providing help with the day-to-day challenges of…

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