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Norton Children's Hospital

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Norton Children's Hospital, stylized as Norton Children's formerly Kosair Children's Hospital, is a pediatric acute care children's hospital located in Louisville, Kentucky. The hospital has 300 pediatric beds and is affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine.[1] The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults 0-21[2] throughout Kentucky and the surrounding states. Established in 1892 as Children's Free Hospital,[3] it is part of Norton Healthcare. The hospital sometimes also treats older adults that require pediatric care.[4][5] Norton Children's Hospital also features a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, 1 of 2 in the state.[6]

In 2016, actress Jennifer Lawrence, a Louisville native, donated $2 million to the Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville to set up a cardiac intensive care unit named after her foundation.[7][8][9]


After a devastating tornado hit Louisville, activists decided to create a place where kids could receive specialized care.[10] The hospital first incorporated in 1890 as Children's Free Hospital. In 1892, the Children's Free Hospital officially opened, becoming the #10 children's hospital to open in the United States.[11] In 1910 a new $60,000, 75-bed hospital was opened to take the place of the original building. In 1930, Children's Free Hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine.[12] In 1946, Children's Free Hospital renamed their hospital to Children's Hospital. In 1986 the modern day hospital opened at current location on East Chestnut Street. In 1988 the regions first pediatric trauma center opened in the hospital. In 2016 The Kosair Children's Hospital rebranded as Norton Children's Hospital.[13][14]


In 2014 Norton Children's Hospital ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in the country and nationally ranked in six categories including #21 in cancer care, #24 in orthopedics, #24 in pulmonology, #29 in neurology and neurosurgery, #31 in urology, #40 in cardiology and heart surgery, and #51 in nephrology.[15]

In 2020 Norton Children's Hospital ranked nationally in 3 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report. The ranked specialties were #42 in neonatalogy, #49 in diabetes and endocrinology, and #35 in urology.[16] The hospital has the highest ratings of any children's hospital in Kentucky.[17]

See also


  1. ^ "Pediatrics". Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  2. ^ "Norton Children's Emergency Medicine | Norton Children's Louisville, Ky". Norton Children's. Archived from the original on 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  3. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (2001). "Kosair Children's Hospital". The Encyclopedia of Louisville. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. p. 489. ISBN 0-8131-2100-0. OCLC 247857447. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) | Norton Children's Louisville, Ky". Norton Children's. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  5. ^ "As cardiologist's pediatric patients grow into early adulthood and beyond, Norton Children's provides lifelong, specialized care". Norton Children's. 2019-11-15. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  6. ^ "Kentucky Trauma Centers". American College of Surgeons. Archived from the original on 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  7. ^ Bell, Flora (February 13, 2016). "Philanthropic Jennifer Lawrence donates $2 million to children's charity". Archived from the original on June 17, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  8. ^ Schneider, Grace. "Jennifer Lawrence donates $2M to Kentucky children's hospital". USA TODAY. Archived from the original on 2019-12-15. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  9. ^ Stone, Natalie (12 February 2016). "Jennifer Lawrence Donates $2M to Kentucky's Kosair Children's Hospital". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2018-11-04. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  10. ^ "Stories of Service: The Founding of Norton Children's Hospital | Norton Children's Louisville, Ky". Norton Children's. 2017-10-11. Archived from the original on 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  11. ^ "Norton Children's Hospital over the past 125 years | Norton Children's Louisville, Ky". Norton Children's. 2017-04-19. Archived from the original on 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  12. ^ Kleber, John E. (2001). The Encyclopedia of Louisville. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2100-0. Archived from the original on 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  13. ^ "Kosair Children's Hospital to be renamed Norton Children's Hospital". Wave 3 News. 28 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  14. ^ Ellison, Ayla (26 July 2016). "Kosair Children's Hospital gets new name under legal settlement". Beckers Hospital Review. Archived from the original on 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  15. ^ "Kosair Children's Hospital's cancer care program ranked among top in country from U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Children's Hospitals' list Louisville, Kentucky (KY) - Kosair Children's Hospital". 2014-10-21. Archived from the original on 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2020-04-01.
  16. ^ "Best Children's Hospitals: Norton Children's Hospital". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Kentucky Children's Hospital Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 2 March 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

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