Norton Children’s Medical Group plans to assume the pediatric medical services provided by Open Arms Children’s Health, a service division of Home of the Innocents. The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to transition Open Arms Children’s general medical, audiology, dental, and psychiatry practices to Norton Children’s Medical Group in October.

Since 2011, Open Arms Children’s Health has cared for the medical, dental, and behavioral needs of children across our community, particularly those placed in foster care or whose families struggle with access to quality healthcare throughout our region. With many services located under one roof, patients easily receive treatment for a variety of healthcare needs through easy referrals to other providers in the same building.

Norton Children’s Medical Group will elevate the healthcare services currently provided at Open Arms Children’s Health to a higher level. After 10 years, Home of the Innocents is proud to bring in a successful, well-respected partner who can help Open Arms expand services to more children in the community and continue to provide care to those served by the organization.

“This partnership allows us to focus on our mission of enriching the lives of children and families with hope, health, and happiness through our behavioral health services and pediatric long-term care. At the same time, Norton Children’s experts will provide increased access to quality healthcare for children,” shared Paul Robinson, Home of the Innocents President and CEO. “Keeping Open Arms open on our campus with the partnership and support of Norton Children’s Medical Group is an amazing opportunity for those we serve and for our community.”

“Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s mission is to provide quality healthcare to the diverse community we serve,” said Steven T. Hester, M.D., Division President, Provider Operations, and System Chief Medical Officer for Norton Healthcare. “We look forward to using Norton Children’s nearly 130 years of experience and expertise to continue Home of the Innocents’ tradition of serving children and families who need this special care.”