Affiliated Facilities

Facilities Affiliated with the School of Medicine


Ackerly Child Psychiatric Service 

This is an 18-bed inpatient unit located in Norton's Children’s Hospital. It opened in 1975 under the Child Psychiatric Services of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for children up to age 17 needing diagnostic evaluation or short-term treatment for emotional problems. All patients are involved in a school program, art and activity therapy, and individual therapy, as well as group, family and medication therapy as needed. Faculty from the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are directly involved in providing services to the inpatients.

Bingham Clinic

Located on the second floor of Norton Hospital at 200 East Chestnut, this clinic is under the professional supervision of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the School of Medicine and is part of the postgraduate training program in child psychiatry. The Clinic is financially supported by several local agencies, such as the Metro United Way and WHAS Crusade for Children, and by department funds of the Department of Psychiatry. The clinic is the fourth oldest Child Guidance Clinic in the nation, and is an approved training center for psychiatrists, medical students, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and school teachers.

Frazier Rehabilitation Institute

In conjunction with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Frazier Rehab Institute conducts a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Frazier Rehab Institute, a 135-bed, acute rehab hospital, is housed in the new, 15-story, state-of-the-art Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center located at 220 Abraham Flexner Way in the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus in downtown Louisville. Along with medical care and rehab nursing, this rehab hospital offers physical, occupational and speech therapies, therapeutic recreation, psychology and neuropsychological testing services to each patient in the acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehab settings at this location. Additionally, Frazier Rehab Institute has a large network of 21 community-based, outpatient rehab sites in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Jewish Hospital

This not-for-profit, 442-bed, medical-surgical specialty hospital is located in the Louisville Medical Center one block from the Medical School, and was the site of the world's first and second AbioCor Totally Implantable Replacement Heart procedures and the world's first successful hand transplant. The hospital is a regional referral center recognized for quality, highly specialized medical and nursing care, and is the flagship of a health network consisting of more than 71 facilities throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Jewish Hospital's mission is to provide health care services of world-class quality to all people, emphasizing research, education, and technology. Consistent with this mission, Jewish Hospital has a formal relationship with the University of Louisville School of Medicine involving training and research projects. Together we have pioneered medical firsts that have made lifesaving differences to the people of this region and beyond. In addition to the AbioCor and hand transplant projects, the hospital's many milestones include the world's first successful double-limb replantation, first minimally invasive saphenous vein harvest and first successful heart transplant following the use of a Thoratec ventricular assist device.

Students, interns, and residents work with clinical faculty who are in private practice in internal medicine and surgery. A full-time faculty member based at the hospital supervises each program. Jewish Hospital is, also, the home of the University Hand Surgery Team, which trains residents and fellows in this specialty; one of the training sites for residents in surgery; and the facility at which kidney, heart, lung, liver, and pancreas transplants are performed by the school's faculty. The Thomas Cardiovascular Laboratory, located in Jewish Hospital, is utilized as a teaching site for cardiac catheterization.

Norton Children's Hospital

Kosair Crippled Children Hospital and Norton-Children's Hospitals Inc. consolidated in May 1981 to form Kosair Children's Hospital. Kosair Children's Hospital opened the doors of it's new, innovative hospital less than one block from the medical school in December 1986. In 2016, the hospital was named Norton Children's Hospital and today serves as the major pediatric referral, diagnostic, and treatment center for Kentucky and Southern Indiana and is the only full-service freestanding children's hospital in the state of Kentucky. With its bed capacity of 253, Norton Children's serves as the major medical, surgical, and inpatient psychiatric pediatric facility for the University of Louisville and its Department of Pediatrics with a full complement of students and residents. The hospital includes a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit with ECMO (artificial lung) capabilities and pediatric cardiac, bone marrow and kidney transplant programs.

Norton Hospital

Norton Hospital is an innovative teaching and patient care facility with 384 medical, surgical, and obstetrical beds plus the Norton Psychiatric Clinic (a 36-bed inpatient unit with significant outpatient activity operated with a closed staff of University faculty). The Norton Healthcare Louisville Medical Center campus, which is about 1 1/2 blocks from the Medical School, provides opportunity for educating students and residents in a private patient setting. Active education programs in anesthesiology, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, psychiatry, radiology, and surgery are directed mainly by full-time faculty members of the University of Louisville.

Norton Audubon Hospital

Norton Audubon Hospital is a 432-bed acute care hospital specializing in cardiac, cancer, surgical, pulmonary, neurology, orthopedic, vascular, emergency and diagnostic care. Norton Audobon is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive heart care programs in the Louisville region, having performed the world's second artificial heart transplant in 1984 and, since that time, been recognized by the American College of Cardiology as a national leader in advances in chest pain and heart attack treatment. It also holds the region's highest accreditation as a Chest Pain Center. Norton Audobon provides full inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services and special programs focused on joint care, critical care, geriatric services, sleep disorders, pain management, wound healing, vascular access and music therapy. In 2016, Norton Audobon Hospital began a two-year construction and renovation project. When completed, thehospital will have 74 additional patient rooms. The project, with a total investment of more than $107 million, is expected to wrap up in 2018. More information is available at

Norton Brownsboro Hospital

Norton Brownsboro Hospital is a full-service, 127-bed community hospital serving patients in northeastern Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Carroll, Henry, Spencer, Trimble and surrounding counties. Using a patient- and family-centered model of care, Norton Brownsboro offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurological and neurosurgical, cancer care and intensive care services. The hospital’s 24/7 emergency department has 22 private treatment rooms, a heliport for critical care transport and is a regional referral center for advanced neurosurgical conditions, specifically stroke care. Norton Brownsboro is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The hospital features 6/21/2017an open, airy design with large, private patient rooms and enhanced environmental principles that earned it Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. More information is available at

Norton's Children Medical Center

Norton Children’s Medical Center in northeastern Jefferson County features 365-day-a-year pediatric emergency services; a full complement of pediatric diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, CT, X-ray, fluoroscopy and ultrasound; a full-service laboratory; and a wide range of pediatric outpatient surgery services, including ear, nose and throat; orthopedics; eye; urinary; dental; and general surgeries. The medical center’s layout, processes and amenities were designed to ease children’s and families’ anxiety about medical experiences and to make the facility a friendly and inviting place for children, teens, young adults and their families. More information is available at

Norton Women's & Children's Hospital

Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a full-service, 373-bed community hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical/surgical care, full diagnostic services and 24-hour emergency care for men, women and children. The hospital specializes in comprehensive cancer prevention, detection and treatment; orthopedics and bone health; pelvic health services; migraine treatment; breast health diagnostics; and surgical weight loss services. For children, the hospital offers pediatric surgery, inpatient care including a 44-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a sleep center, a rehabilitation center and pediatric emergency services, plus specialized care for pediatric urology and gynecology patients.

Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval as a certified advanced Primary Stroke Center offering comprehensive stroke intervention. Through Norton Women’s Care, the hospital offers general and high-risk obstetric and gynecologic care, as well as a surgical unit with private rooms and specialized nursing care just for women. Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is a designated AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive GynecologyTM as well as an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The hospital has been a primary provider of obstetrical services in Kentucky for a number of years, delivering more than 5,000 babies annually since 2003. 

Trover Campus—Baptist Health, Madisonville

The Trover Campus is an off-campus teaching center of the University of Louisville. The facility, which includes a 401-bed hospital and 120 physicians, is playing a focal role in the School's generalist physician efforts. An increasing number of students are receiving training at the campus and its related satellites. In addition to the excellent patient volume and medical staff, this location provides a different orientation to the delivery of medical care and demonstrates to the students and residents the excellent quality of care that can be rendered in a small to medium size community. Graduates of UofL's Trover Campus programs are overwhelmingly choosing to locate their post-graduate practice in rural and/or underserved communities.

University of Louisville Hospital

The University of Louisville Hospital serves as the major teaching hospital for University of Louisville students and house officers. The new hospital opened in 1983 and is part of a medical complex which includes both in-patient hospital services and out-patient services located in the Ambulatory Care Building. Clinical faculty offices are incorporated within the complex. Academic responsibility for the hospital is vested in the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs. University of Louisville Hospital is a modern 404-bed acute and trauma care hospital. The hospital provides a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services. It houses Kentucky's first Level One Trauma Center and has a 24-hour helicopter emergency medical service.

V.A. Administration Medical Center

This facility is located about three miles east of the downtown Medical School campus. It has a capacity of 369-beds with an average daily census of 300 patients and provides over 80,000 ambulatory care visits per year. Members of the professional staff have full faculty appointments in the School of Medicine. The VA Medical Center furnishes a large and varied flow of inpatients and outpatients for study and is approved for over 80 residency positions in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and most of the specialties and sub-specialities dealing with adult patients. The addition of this Medical Center to the educational facilities of the School has not only increased the clinical opportunities available to students and for graduates to train for their specialty boards, but also has brought an increased number of highly trained physicians to our faculty. The VA Medical Center provides opportunities and support for major research activities for faculty. The close affiliation between the VA Medical Center and the School of Medicine is fostered by monthly meetings of the Dean's Committee, made up of those representatives from both institutions responsible for patient care, education and research activities at the VA Medical Center.