March 5, 2024

Norton’s new pediatric office opens in the Russell neighborhood

Norton Children’s opened the only medical office dedicated to pediatrics in the Russell neighborhood on Friday. Inside the new Norton Children’s Medical Group, it’s bold, bright, and now available to west Louisville families like Carol Mayes as a medical home for their children. “It’s great, convenient, and easy for me to find,” Mayes said. “I don’t have to rush everything that I have to do with my children.” Before the office opened on West Broadway, the mother of four traveled far to visit their doctors, sometimes up to two hours. specialty care for approximately 4,000 children per year. An on-site pharmacy and mental health services have been provided by Seven County Services, whose center is attached to the building. Norton leaders say that this investment was the vision of the community, that it is a concern to have better care for their children and achieve health equity. Last year, the hospital system conducted a citywide survey to identify gaps in health care throughout the community. “We made the decision to find ways to be sustainable and this allows us to fulfill that mission of providing healthcare to everyone we serve,” said Russell Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare. “We need to completely change the game because we know for sure that health statistics will improve.” The new children’s facility doesn’t open until Monday, but officials say they are already 75% booked for next week. .

Norton Children’s opened the only medical office dedicated to pediatrics in the Russell neighborhood on Friday.

Inside the new Norton Children’s Medical Group, it’s bold, bright, and now available to west Louisville families like Carol Mayes as a medical home for their children.

“It’s great, convenient, and easy for me to find,” Mayes said. “I don’t have to joke about everything I have to do with my kids.”

Before the office opened on West Broadway, the mother of four traveled far to visit their doctors, sometimes up to two hours.

Mayes’ feeling about this access to quality health care close to home is displayed on her son, Don Jr.’s, hat that says “Blessed.”

“The school is getting ready to start and they need their vaccines, their immunizations and everything together for the school,” she said.

The office will provide primary and specialty care for approximately 4,000 children per year.

An on-site pharmacy and mental health services are provided by Seven County Services, whose center is attached to the building.

Norton leaders say this investment was the community’s vision, a concern to better care for their children and achieve health equity. Last year, the hospital system conducted a citywide survey to identify gaps in health care throughout the community.

“We made the decision to find ways to be sustainable and this allows us to fulfill that mission of providing healthcare to everyone we serve,” said Russell Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare. “We need to completely change the game because we know for sure that health statistics will improve.”

The new children’s facility doesn’t open until Monday, but officials say they are already 75% booked for next week.

“I can’t wait to come in on Monday and get my hands on these kids and learn the families, meet the parents, and get to know them and make them my own,” said Kimberly Wilson, nurse practitioner.,

Just in time appointments for back to school checkups and physicals are still being accepted.

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