Helping our community live well

A Letter From Our Leadership

With a tradition steeped in faith and service, Norton Healthcare has cared for our community since 1886, when Norton Memorial Infirmary opened, honoring The Rev. John N. Norton, a beloved Episcopal priest and missionary.

Today, we are a recognized and innovative health care leader. Our specialty services include pediatric care through Kosair Children’s Hospital, cancer care through Norton Cancer Institute and neurological/neurosurgical care through Norton Neuroscience Institute. With more than 6,000 admissions and 2.2 million patient encounters, our five flagship hospitals — Norton Audubon, Norton Brownsboro, Norton Hospital, Norton Suburban (future home of Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital) and Kosair Children’s Hospital — reach more than half of the population in Greater Louisville. Our hospital services include advanced diagnostic, surgical, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neurological, cancer, sports medicine, women’s and pediatric care, and weight management.

Our mission drives us to care for our community through:

  • More than 12,000 employees, as Louisville’s third largest private employer
  • Five hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds, seven outpatient centers, 12 immediate care centers and 140 physician practice sites
  • A medical staff of more than 2,000 physicians providing care in our facilities, including nearly 700 employed physicians and other medical providers
  • Epic, a systemwide electronic medical records management system that connects all Norton Healthcare sites and gives patients access to their personal health information through MyChart

In 2013 Norton Healthcare gave back to our community through:

  • Committing $156.3 million, including $109.8 million in unpaid costs of Medicaid services and charity care
  • Providing nearly 7,500 no-cost or low-cost health screenings
  • Support groups and classes attended by nearly 17,000 people
  • Educating nearly 22,000 children in bicycle and pedestrian safety and offering car seat fittings
  • Supporting the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center; the center received 57,102 calls and made 64,053 follow-up calls to concerned families from all 120 counties in Kentucky
  • Encouraging employees’ community involvement; employees donated more than 100,000 community service hours

In this report you will learn about our innovative care in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, sports medicine, pediatrics, women’s services and more — through the words of our patients.

The care we provide would not be possible without the support of our donors, the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Norton Healthcare Foundation and our dedicated physicians and staff.

Thank you for taking time to learn more about Norton Healthcare and the extraordinary work we do.

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Stephen A. Williams
Chief Executive Officer

Russell F. Cox