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Our roots, mission and values run deep

  • Norton Healthcare bears the name of The Rev. John N. Norton, a local Episcopal minister called a "Good Samaritan," whose home was donated by his widow to establish a hospital that opened in 1886.
  • During the past 126 years, other faith-based hospitals were added by members of the Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, United Methodist and Roman Catholic churches, along with a 32-year partnership with Kosair Charities in caring for children.
  • Norton Healthcare is not-for-profit and governed locally by a volunteer board of trustees who represent the community and oversee a stable, long-tenured, local management team.
  • All "bottom line" income is reinvested into local health care services.
  • Our historic mission continues: to meet our community's need for quality health care.

Kentucky's most comprehensive health care system

  • Norton Healthcare serves patients through five hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds, five outpatient centers, 12 immediate care centers and 104 physician practice sites, caring for patients from Kentucky, Southern Indiana and beyond.
  • Kosair Children's Hospital, a unique Kentucky resource; the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Louisville; a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center; nationally acclaimed neonatal and intensive care services, cancer care, neurosurgery and many other areas of specialized care for children
  • Kosair Children's Medical Center – Brownsboro, Kentucky's only free-standing comprehensive pediatric outpatient center
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, a full-service community hospital specializing in heart care and geriatric services
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital, an innovative hospital with specialized services in orthopaedics and neurosurgery
  • Norton Hospital, an adult-service teaching hospital offering the highest level of care in obstetrics, orthopaedics and spine, cancer, heart and neurosurgery services
  • Norton Women's Hospital and Kosair Children's Hospital –
    St. Matthews, a one-of-a-kind hospital for Kentucky currently being developed on the Norton Suburban Hospital campus
  • Norton Cancer Institute, the largest, most comprehensive cancer care provider in the region
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute, home to leading neurologists, neurosurgeons and subspecialists serving Kentucky and beyond
  • Norton Women's Care, delivering more than 6,000 babies a year; Kentucky's largest high-risk maternal-fetal medicine provider
  • With more than 60,000 hospital admissions and approximately 2 million annual encounters, we care for nearly half of all patients in Greater Louisville
  • 2,000+ physicians on our medical staff; more than 90 percent of all active physicians in Louisville
  • 600+ employed physicians and other medical providers in primary care and most specialties, serving patients at 140 sites throughout the region
  • Clinical affiliations with several hospitals and providers throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana; our physicians see patients in satellite clinics in 31 counties

A recognized national leader in quality and innovation

  • Consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation
  • Recognized nationally as a leader in quality for more than 25 years; earned the top national award in 2011 for leadership in quality by the National Quality Forum
  • Leads the nation in transparency; making more than 600 indicators of clinical quality, safety, service and financial performance available online
  • Selected by Brookings-Dartmouth as one of five pilot sites in the nation to develop an Accountable Care Organization model to prepare for national health care reform
  • Currently investing more than $200 million over five years in an electronic medical records system to enhance clinical care, patient safety and efficiency for our providers

An economic driver for the region

  • 12,000+ employees; Louisville's third largest private employer
  • 2,200 new jobs in past four years
  • $1.7 billion in annual revenues
  • $1.3 billion annual employee payroll and other spending
  • $210 million paid in local, state and federal payroll taxes
  • $914 million invested in facilities and technology over past
    10 years
  • $704 million planned investment over next five years

Committed to community service

  • Provided $2 million in support of community health education and screenings through Norton Healthcare Centers for Prevention & Wellness and for more than 200 community service agencies
  • Academic relationships with University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Bellarmine University and more than 100 other colleges and universities for training of tomorrow's caregivers
  • Operate and provide more than $2 million in support for the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center
  • $69 million in unreimbursed costs (costs minus revenues) for charity/indigent care and Medicaid patients, the highest among all local hospitals, according to the last year reported by the IRS (IRS Form 990)
  • More than 13,500 annual volunteer hours of service donated by Norton Healthcare executives, managers and employees to more than 200 community agencies
  • Strong programs committed to child advocacy and safety

Norton Healthcare: A history of service; caring for our community today and poised for tomorrow.

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