Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

NORTON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION INC

  • Louisville, KY
  • http://www.nortonhealthcarefoundation.com

Mission Statement

As the philanthropic arm of Norton Healthcare’s not-for-profit adult services, the Norton Healthcare Foundation raised more than $6 million in 2012 to make a difference for programs, equipment and facilities, research and education spanning Norton Cancer Institute, Norton Heart Care, Norton Neuroscience Institute, Norton Women’s Care and other health services. The foundation also supports adult-service initiatives at Norton Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital, future home of Norton Women’s Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital – St. Matthews. This support allows caregivers and the hospitals to stay up-to-date with medical advances and technology, thereby maintaining the community’s access to high-quality health care.

Main Programs

  1. Norton Cancer Institute
  2. Leatherman Spine Center
  3. New Women's Specialty Hospital
  4. Norton Heart Care

ruling year

1977

chief executive

Lynnie Meyer

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Keywords

Norton Healthcare, Norton Hospital, Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro, Norton Suburban, Women's and Children's Hospital

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EIN

31-0914919

Physical Address

234 East Gray Street Suite 450

Louisville, 40202

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (T11)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Medical Specialty Research (H90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Financial support to the Norton Healthcare Foundation makes a meaningful difference in meeting the health care needs of the greater Louisville community. The contributions of individuals, organizations, businesses and private foundations throughout our service area enable Norton Healthcare to continually upgrade facilities, technology, professional development and programs that enhance the quality of patient care.  The Foundation also plays an important role in investing in the quality of life for those citizens residing in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Norton Cancer Institute

As a four-time winner of the prestigious Press Ganey Summit Award for excellence in patient care, Norton Cancer Institute’s mission is to blend comprehensive healing, compassion and hope for patients and their families. Our team of experts is dedicated to offering patients confidence and the latest in care techniques through a multidisciplinary approach to advanced cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship services and programs, including the da Vinci minimally invasive surgical system; a $1 million Mobile Prevention Center; and cancer radiation centers offering state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgery and advanced brachytherapy technologies such as MammoSite. Norton Cancer Institute also provides extensive educational, physical and emotional support services, as well as industry-leading cancer research studies and clinical trials. Norton Cancer Institute is designated by the American College of Surgeons as the only accredited Integrated Network Program in Kentucky. In 2010, Norton Cancer Institute was selected to join the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program. Norton Cancer Institute is the only NCCCP site in Kentucky.

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Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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Program 2

Leatherman Spine Center

The surgeons and specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine Center are board-certified and fellowship-trained, providing specialized spine care for patients in Kentucky and Indiana Our specialists constantly seek new methods to improve the effectiveness of spine treatments and surgery – many have pioneered important breakthroughs in spinal treatment that are in use around the world. As founding members of the National Spine Network, our physicians work with other leading spine centers to improve quality and efficiency spine care.

Norton Leatherman Spine Center was established by Kenton D. Leatherman, M.D., who graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine shortly before the beginning of World War II and then began a career at University Hospital. He developed an interest in diseases of the spine, particularly scoliosis, and explored new approaches to treating scoliosis.

Dr. Leatherman went on to establish the Kosair Children's Hospital Department of Orthopaedics and cared for many patients suffering from the effects of tuberculosis and polio, both of which caused severe spinal deformities. Upon his return from World War II, he organized the area's first scoliosis clinic, the Scoliosis and Spine Treatment Center, which would eventually evolve into Norton Leatherman Spine Center.

Today the center is a multidisciplinary program that embraces a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical approach to spine care. The center's surgeons have pioneered many important breakthroughs in spinal treatment that are performed in the U.S. and around the world. In fact, patients from as far away as South America, southeast Asia and Europe have traveled to Louisville for treatment.

Over the years, the physicians of Norton Leatherman Spine Center have collected numerous awards for their work, including the prestigious Russell A. Hibbs Award from the Scoliosis Research Society. Their accomplishments have also been recognized by the North American Spine Society, the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

The center's outstanding team of surgeons remains focused on the same legacy Dr. Leatherman aspired to more than half a century ago: Working to change lives.

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 3

New Women's Specialty Hospital

In response to community need, Norton Healthcare has launched a three-year campaign to transform its Norton Suburban campus into the region’s first specialty hospital to provide a comprehensive and advanced model of healthcare solutions specifically for women and children. Through this holistic approach, Norton Women’s Hospital will provide specialized care for all aspects of women’s health, such as prevention and wellness, cardiac and orthopedic care, breast health and oncology, as well as traditional obstetrics and gynecological care.

Collaborative planning sessions between Norton Healthcare and several community partners were essential in charting the new direction and vision of Norton Women’s Hospital. The insights from this process resulted in implementing a wide range of programs designed specifically with women and children in mind, among them are: the establishment of an inpatient eating disorders unit and support group, migraine clinic, pelvic disorders center, a wide range of birthing options, and expanded pediatric and neonatal intensive care services, as well as valet and spa services to ensure a comfortable patient experience.

With completion expected in 2014, the hospital renovation and new focus will enable the specialists of Norton Healthcare to provide the highest level of quality patient care in a state-of-the-art facility that promotes a sense of healing in a family-centered environment.

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Females, all ages or age unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Program 4

Norton Heart Care

Norton Heart Care, a part of Norton Healthcare, is the Louisville area’s leading cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment program. Each year, Norton Heart Care provides diagnostic, medical, interventional and surgical care to more than 40,000 patients from Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Norton Heart Care treats patients at Norton Healthcare’s five hospitals and numerous diagnostic outpatient and specialty centers. Norton Audubon Hospital is Norton Heart Care’s largest and most comprehensive provider of cardiovascular services. In 2008, the American College of Cardiology recognized Norton Audubon as a national leader in chest pain and heart attack treatment. Norton Women’s Heart Center at Norton Suburban Hospital also is a service of Norton Heart Care. It is among the first in the nation offering diagnostic and educational services dedicated exclusively to heart disease in women.

Norton Audubon Hospital has a longstanding tradition of excellence and innovation in cardiac care. It was the site of the world’s second artificial heart transplant in the 1980s, a world leader in heart laser surgery in the 1990s and the first hospital in the region to use the FDA-approved heart stent in the 2000s. In 2010, Norton Audubon Hospital received the highest possible accreditation for treatment of chest pain – Cycle III with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) – from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Norton Audubon is the only hospital in the region, and one of only three in Kentucky, to achieve this designation.

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Funding Needs

Please visit our website at www.nortonhealthcare.com/Giving(http://www.nortonhealthcare.com/Giving) .

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Healthcare Philanthropy

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NORTON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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NORTON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION INC

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Lynnie Meyer

BIO

Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., CFRE, assumed leadership responsibilities for Norton Healthcare's women's and children's services in May, 2012. She is responsible for external retail, physician and volunteer programs and services, while also serving as chief development officer for Norton Healthare, a position she has held since 2004. In this role she leads the operations of the Norton Healthcare Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Under her leadership, the two foundations generated more than $17 million in 2011 to support the mission, programs, services and hospital facilities of Norton Healthcare, Inc.

Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, Meyer served as president and CEO of The Center for Women and Families in Louisville, where she successfully led a $12.5 million fundraising campaign. While in this role, the Center won the Annie E. Casey Foundation Families Count Award and secured a prestigious Kresge Foundation Challenge grant. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in nursing administration from Bellarmine University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Leadership Kentucky. Meyer is certified by CFRE International as a fundraising professional.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Krista Ward

Kindred Healthcare Inc.

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