Norton HealthCare

Norton Healthcare

Bellarmine University got a financial boost on Monday from Norton Healthcare to continue educating nurses amid a shortage in Kentucky.

Kosair Childrens Hospital, via Facebook

Norton Healthcare is giving a $1.25 million grant to the University of Louisville for pediatric research. Norton Healthcare says in a press release that the grant will provide one year of funding to research areas including pediatric cardiac medicine, surgery and clinical research — each of which will receive $100,000. 

Lobbyists spent $8.7 million to lobby Kentucky lawmakers this year—and tobacco giant Altria led the pack at $156,000, according to records released by the Legislative Ethics Commission this week.

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.