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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.

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