About Us

Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The not-for-profit hospital and health care system has five Louisville-based hospitals, three hospitals in Southern Indiana and one under construction in West Louisville that is scheduled to open in late 2024.

With more than 20,000 employees, over 1,750 employed medical providers and more than 3,000 total providers on its medical staff, Norton Healthcare is Louisville’s second largest employer. It provides care at more than 430 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The five Louisville hospitals have a total of 1,907 licensed beds, and the Southern Indiana hospitals have a total of 347 licensed beds. The hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care, including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. The system also includes 14 outpatient centers, 17 Norton Immediate Care Centers, nine Norton Prompt Care clinics and an expanded telehealth program. A strong research program provides access to adult and pediatric clinical trials in a multitude of areas.

Norton Healthcare’s five Louisville hospitals and Norton Cancer Institute are LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leaders. Our facilities first received this designation from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in 2018 and have received it in all subsequent years that the designation has been awarded. (HRC did not announce health equality designations in 2021 or 2023.) Norton Healthcare also was recognized in 2022 and 2023 on the Disability Equality Index’s list of Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.


Norton Healthcare’s purpose is to provide quality health care to all those we serve, in a manner that responds to the needs of our communities and honors our faith heritage.


We will be the region’s most comprehensive, strongest and preferred health care organization, setting the standard for quality and caring.


At Norton Healthcare, we will:

  • Respect every person
  • Set the standard for quality and caring
  • Continually improve care and service
  • Demonstrate stewardship of resources
  • Accept accountability for results
  • Succeed with integrity

Our Faith History

Our rich faith history includes founding organizations and other faith communities: Episcopal Church, The United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church and Roman Catholic Church.

Our Why

There is no limit to what our care can do

Care is more than what we provide to our patients. Care — without judgment, without hesitation — is our contribution to the world we live in. Others make things or sell things. We care for people. Not some people, not certain people. Everybody in our community. Because caring deeply, caring as much as we possibly can, is our one and only purpose.

At Norton Healthcare, care heals. Care connects us. Care builds buildings. Care finds cures and funds technology. We get up in the morning because we care. We stay late, we innovate, because we care. There is no limit to what our care can do — for our employees, our patients and our community.

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