Kosair Children's Hospital

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A new child safety seat law takes effect Wednesday in Kentucky.

The law requires children younger than 8 and between 40-57 inches tall to ride in a booster seat.

Officials with  Norton Healthcare have rejected the University of Louisville’s request that they end their recently announced pediatric services partnership with University of Kentucky Healthcare.

University of Louisville’s health care entity  partners with Norton, which owns Kosair Children’s Hospital. The hospital sits on state-owned land and under state rules it  must be used for the benefit of U of L and the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Kentucky's two largest children's hospitals are joining forces to provide better pediatric care across the state. 

University of Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington and Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville announced the partnership this morning. However, the hospitals will continue to operate independently.