Norton Healthcare's Historical Timeline
2011: Norton Cancer Institute – Downtown opens Aug. 1 at 676 S. Floyd St.
2010: Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro, a children’s outpatient facility, opens adjacent to Norton Brownsboro Hospital.
2009: Norton Brownsboro Hospital opens in the Old Brownsboro Crossing development.
2008: First Wade Mountz Heritage Society class is inducted with gifts of $6.5 million from 11 families.
2007: Norton Southwest Medical Center is purchased by Trilogy and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare.
2006: Norton Southwest Hospital transitions into an outpatient medical center. Norton Medical Plaza opens at Old Brownsboro Crossing in northeastern Jefferson County.
2005: Norton Healthcare hospitals serving residents throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana: Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Hospital, Norton Southwest Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital.
2003: Norton Spring View Hospital is purchased by LifePoint Hospitals Inc.
1999: Alliant Health System becomes Norton Healthcare, and each of its adult-service hospitals adds Norton to its name.
1998: Audubon, Southwest, Suburban and Spring View hospitals are purchased by Alliant Health System.
1989: Alliant Health System is formed by the merger of NKC Inc. and Methodist Evangelical Hospital.
1986: Kosair Children's Hospital moves to a new building at 231 E. Chestnut St.
1981: Children's Hospital and Kosair Crippled Children Hospital consolidate to become Kosair Children's Hospital. Norton-Children's Hospitals Inc. becomes NKC Inc.
1977: Southwest Jefferson Community Hospital opens.
1973: Norton and Children's hospitals move to a new building at 200 E. Chestnut St.
1972: Suburban Hospital opens.
1969: Norton Infirmary and Children's Hospital merge to form Norton-Children's Hospitals Inc.
1960: Methodist Evangelical Hospital opens at 315 E. Broadway.
1927: St. Joseph Infirmary opens at the corner Eastern Parkway and Preston Street.
1926: Kosair Crippled Children Hospital opens at 982 Eastern Parkway.
1892: Children's Free Hospital opens at 220 E. Chestnut St.
1886: John N. Norton Memorial Infirmary opens at Third and Oak streets.