Heart Failure Team | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Heart Failure Team

The heart failure specialists at the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program bring their specialized training and deep experience to the needs of each patient. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians use the latest technology to help achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.

Additional Providers

Susan Spayd, R.N.
Practice Manager
Ventricular Assist Device Program Coordinator

Sharon A. Bailey, R.N.
Outpatient Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator

Gregory T. Bell, R.N.
Transplant Coordinator

Sarah Del Busto, R.N.
Nurse Navigator

Cynthia Gardner, R.N.
Recovery Coordinator

Susan C. Hutcherson, R.N.
Nurse Navigator

Jon Kennedy, LCSW
Social Worker

Tony Cromer
Perfusionist

Heart and Vascular Care for the Whole Person

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers patient resources to support you and your family, including free classes for people of all ages seeking to improve cardiovascular health or living with a heart condition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our cardiac rehabilitation providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.

Connecting Hearts Support Group

The group provides education and support to individuals after a heart attack, living with a heart condition or at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart Health Screenings

Prevention is the best way to manage heart disease, and screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.

Classes and Events

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers classes about once a week on a broad range of heart health topics including cooking classes, atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and heart failure education workshops, and more.

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About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute specialists treat more people for heart and vascular conditions — about 250,000 every year — than any other provider in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals are American College of Cardiology accredited Cycle VI Chest Pain Centers — the highest level of expertise to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
  • We have more than 50 board-certified cardiovascular physicians and 35 advanced practice providers. Through training and years of experience, they specialize in areas such as cardiologyinterventional cardiologycardiothoracic surgeryelectrophysiologyadvanced heart failure and vascular surgery.
  • We offer same-day new patient appointments.
  • We have 27 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 clinical sites in the region.
  • We have the experience, expertise and easy access you’d expect from the largest cardiovascular care provider in Kentucky.
  • Norton Healthcare is the only health care system in Kentucky to receive the prestigious Mission Lifeline: Regional Trailblazer Award from the American Heart Association for being an innovator in creating a system of care for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks —  the most severe type of heart attack.
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