Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital team delivers record number of babies for 2nd month in a row

Norton Hospital also sees increase; delivers 11 sets of twins

For the second month in a row, the number of babies born at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital has broken a record. In August, 543 babies were born, beating the July record of 537.

Norton Hospital also saw an upward trend, delivering the highest number of babies since September 2017. This included 11 sets of twins.

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More babies are born at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than any other hospital in Kentucky. In 2018, the team delivered 5,374 babies. In total, Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Norton Hospital have delivered 5,248 babies in 2019 through the end of August, which equates to around 656 babies a month or 22 a day.

“We knew August would be busy, and we expect to see that continue into September,” said Jennifer C. Evans, M.D., MPH, system vice president of women’s and pediatric services for Norton Healthcare. “Our teams at both hospitals are dedicated to helping families welcome their newest members while continuing to provide high-quality and safe care for both mother and child.”


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