Groups Launch Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse

Health care groups and other organizations in Kentucky and Indiana are launching an effort aimed at better protecting children from abuse and neglect. The Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse includes Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, which hosted an announcement today regarding an educational and awareness campaign addressing the problem. Allison Ellis is participating in the […]

Louisville Surgeon Treating Patients In Haiti

A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon from Louisville will finish a nearly two-week stay this Friday in Haiti, where he’s been treating people injured in the January 12 earthquake. Dr. Josh Meier (at left in photo) has been in the country since January 30, spending much on his time treating patients at Sacred Heart Hospital in Port au […]

Construction Begins On Norton Cancer Facility

Louisville-based Norton Cancer Institute has broken ground on a $28 million radiation center at Broadway and Floyd Street.                       The 65,000 square foot, three-story facility is scheduled for completion in July of 2011. Radiation oncologist Dr. Aaron Spalding says it will enhance Norton’s capability to […]

Kosair Tests Portable ER For Possible H1N1 Surge

From WFPL’s Haley Hart As part of their emergency preparedness plan, officials at Kosair Children’s Hospital tested a portable field hospital Friday. The inflatable tent can double the hospital’s overflow capacity. Safety Director Bill Farrell says the test was prompted by the possibility of escalating H1N1 cases. “Our ERs have in September hit record numbers […]

Norton-Anthem Dispute Takes Another Turn

Norton Healthcare says effective January 1st, all patients who carry Anthem health insurance, including those at Norton-owned Kosair Children’s Hospital, will have to pay a higher rate for services. Norton and Anthem have been locked in a contentious dispute over higher rates requested by Norton, which terminated its contract with Anthem at mid-year. Norton agreed […]

New Program Addresses Childhood Obesity

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics has launched a new program to help combat childhood obesity in a state that has more overweight children than 48 others. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The program — called Healthy for Life — is housed in the Children’s Hospital Foundation Building downtown (601 S. Floyd St.) and […]

No New Talks Set In Norton-Anthem Impasse (UPDATE)

The contract between Louisville’s largest heathcare system and Kentucky’s largest health insurer ended this morning with no new agreement. No new talks are scheduled between Norton Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. As of July 1, Norton hospitals and services are no longer included in the Anthem coverage network, with the exception of Kosair Children’s […]

Norton To Build Pediatric Center

Louisville’s Norton Healthcare has broken ground on a new pediatric outpatient center in northeastern Jefferson County. Company officials say the $50 million facility will help ease crowding at Kosair Children’s Hospital downtown, which is part of the Norton Healthcare system. Hospital President Tom Kmetz says the center will serve an expanding population in the area. […]