Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute expands

New office for pediatric and adult care

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to fulfill their promise to expand access to health care with the opening of a new multipractice location in Westport Plaza in northeastern Louisville. The 21,000-square-foot space — a $9.5 million investment — includes Norton Healthcare’s first multidisciplinary office to house both pediatric and adult endocrinology care under the same roof. It also includes a same-day orthopedic injury care center and the first multidisciplinary office to house both pediatric and adult orthopedic care.

The Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation contributed $350,000 toward Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute services.

The new office will house Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute, a part of Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s, for patients with diabetes and other endocrinology needs. Dedicated endocrinologists will provide family-centered care as well as offer a Transition to Adult Diabetes Program to assist adolescents as they move to adult-based care. Diabetes education and pediatric virtual behavioral health services also will be available to patients.

Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center, adjacent to the new space, will offer a Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute Sports & Activity Program. This new sports lab, staffed by a dedicated research scientist and exercise physiologist, will allow for state-of-the-art fitness and metabolic evaluations. The program was made possible thanks to generous donations to the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and is expected to take shape in the coming weeks.

“Not only are we looking out for the best interests of patients with diabetes to ensure they can maintain healthy and active lifestyles, but we’re also gathering data on the relationship between diabetes and how the body reacts to exercise,” said Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., pediatric endocrinologist and executive director, Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute. “This facility will allow us to personalize the care we provide to improve health outcomes for our patients and participate in cutting-edge research in diabetes and exercise science.”

“This comprehensive approach can only be made possible through donations,” said Lynnie Meyer, R.N., Ed.D., FAHP, CFRE, senior vice president and chief development officer, Norton Healthcare. “It will help countless children and their families navigate life to the fullest with diabetes.”

Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute is supported by the “Just Imagine” campaign, a visionary journey that will help bring better health care to patients throughout Kentucky, Southern Indiana and beyond. Just imagine what your help can do. Learn more or make a donation at JustImagineCampaign.com.

“Norton Healthcare is committed to expanding access to health care,” said Russell F. Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare. “The comprehensive and specialized services that will be provided in this new space will make it easier for children and adults of all ages to receive the care they need.”

Along with endocrinology services, the new space also will house orthopedic services offering same-day appointments, an adult primary care office, timeshare space for several specialty practices and a Norton Prompt Care clinic, which will offer same-day appointments for minor illnesses and injuries for patients ages 2 and older.

To find a provider visit Norton Children’s Endocrinology or Norton Community Medical Associates – Endocrinology Care Team.