New pediatric unit set to open at Norton Suburban Hospital - WDRB 41 Louisville News

New pediatric unit set to open at Norton Suburban Hospital

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A new option in hospital care for children is about to open its doors.

A new pediatric unit will be located at the Norton Suburban Hospital.

The unit is the next step in converting the hospital to Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital.

The unit includes 14 private rooms with access to services designed especially for children, including a playroom and pet therapy.

It's designed for those who do not need critical, long-term care.

"This allows us another option to take care of those kids who may not be critically ill, but still need in-patient care so that's what this was designed for," said Charlotte Ipsan, a hospital spokesperson.

A new pediatric emergency department is also being completed.

Both will be open to patients on Monday.

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