Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Inducted in 2008
To many healthcare leaders in Louisville, Ky., Mountz was called “Mr. Norton.” Mountz spent 30 years of his career as the top executive at Norton Hospital, which would—after his retirement—grow to become Norton Healthcare. During that time, he oversaw the merger of Norton and Children's Hospital in 1969, and then in 1981 Kosair Crippled Children Hospital merged with Children's. At Norton, Mountz would bring immediate-care facilities with extended hours to the Louisville community, which, he later said, helped free up emergency rooms to treat the people who really had an emergency. During Mountz time at Norton, he co-founded the first offshore insurance firm that was created to address the malpractice crisis in the 1970s. He also served as chairman of the American Hospital Association and was the first chairman of the Voluntary Hospitals of America.