HOMETOWN HEROES: NORTON HEALTHCARE

 

Since 1886, Norton Healthcare has operated under the values of its namesake, The Rev. John N. Norton. The not-for-profit health system has built a strong reputation for responding to the ever-changing and unique needs of our community. The Norton Healthcare team is 16,500 strong, and this already exemplary team has stepped up in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

“Our staff has worked in remarkable ways caring for COVID-19 patients,” said Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Norton Healthcare. “They have been responding to the needs of more than 150 nursing homes across the region, taking in patients and lending support. Norton Healthcare staff mans the COVID-19 hotline for all 120 counties in Kentucky, fielding more than 80,000 calls since it was established. Norton Healthcare also is rapidly expanding telehealth services and has established a virtual hospital, as well as innovating toward establishing convalescent plasma protocols. In a worldwide first, one of our patients was the first to be part of a clinical trial of an oncology drug showing promise as a useful treatment for COVID-19.”


Posted on 2020-05-15 by Rocko Jerome
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