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FALL 2017

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13 FALL 2017 I n recognition of their outstanding support to the University of Louis- ville, the Department of Pediatrics honored David Novak, former CEO of YUM! Brands, his family and the Lift- A-Life Foundation by naming its new pediatrics medical office building the Novak Center for Children's Health. "David Novak and his family con- tinually demonstrate their strong commitment to the well-being of the children of Kentucky and beyond," said Greg Postel, interim president at Uof L. "It is not just symbolic, but appropriate that one of the area's pre- mier pediatric health care centers be named in their honor." The Novak family and the Lift- A-Life Foundation also have been instrumental in the creation and growth of the Wendy Novak Diabe- tes Center, which opened in 2015 and will have an outpatient treatment area in the Novak Center. At the new facility, patients will be able to see all their childhood health providers in a single location. Cur- rently, patients and their caregivers oftentimes must travel to multiple buildings in the medical center to see providers. "At the University of Louisville, and through its primary children's partner in Norton Healthcare, we have some of the premiere health care providers in the nation," Novak said. "We now will have the world-class outpatient facility to match the level of care our children receive." The story of Noah Barone and his family demonstrates the significant change the new facility will make in the lives of patients and their families and caregivers. Since 2006, he has been fighting a rare brain disorder that has required him seeing provid- ers in hematology, ophthalmology, neurology and more. "Every one person who has helped provide for Noah through the years has been exceptional," said Geneva Barone, Noah's mother. "At times, it has been inconvenient having to go to the varying locations to see everyone. To have everyone in a single location, and knowing that we will not have to travel throughout the medical center is wonderful. While everyone makes us feel like family, to have a single location to visit will be like having a medical home." Former YUM! CEO gives back at UofL "We are building the future of pediatric health care right here in Louisville," said Charles Woods, interim chair of the Uof L Depart- ment of Pediatrics. "This facility will enable us to transform how we deliver care by having our multidisciplinary teams located in one space so they can meet simultaneously with the patients and their families. This will eliminate substantial inconvenient delays and obstacles in our patients receiving the very best of care in the most timely way possible." The new facility is scheduled to open to patients in July 2018. The eight-story, 176,000-square-foot building is the first new health care facility in the Louisville Medical Cen- ter in nearly a decade. ONLINE: For more information, see the video at uoflnews.com. David and Wendy Novak stand with their family next to an architect's ren- dering of the Novak Center for Children's Health. Rendering of the Novak Center.

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