Executive Development Council Charlie Aker, Ralph A. Coldiron III, Greg David, Sheila David, James Elliott, Carol Gardner, Connie Joiner, Connie S. Jones, Dan Martin, Susie Merida, JP Miller, Troy Muligan, Jennifer Mynear, Rob Perez, Jim Richardson, Toni Rodriguez, Dr. Kim Rosenstein, Missy Scanlon, Mark Stanley, Nancy Stanley, Chantel Stoops, Ann H. M. Thomas, Jane Warner Bruce, Whittaker Preston Worley
Ex-Officio Members Michael Karpf, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs UK Healthcare, Fred de Beer, MD, Dean, College of Medicine, Dr. Carmel Wallace, Physician-in-Chief, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Mark Slover, Director of Development, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Ann Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, UK HealthCare, Jay Zwischenberger, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery
Office of Development Staff Mark Slover, Director Angela Clemens, Associate Major Gifts Officer, Diana Wells, Administrative Services Assistant, Chloe Hurley, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) became Kentucky Children’s Hospital in 2005 to reinforce its mission of helping the children of Kentucky gain and maintain good health. The children’s hospital was originally founded as a “hospital within a hospital” in 1997, although the University of Kentucky Medical Center treated children since it opened.
For nineteen years, Kentucky Children’s Hospital has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network to help bring the finest pediatric health care to children in our community and beyond.
KCH consists of 42 private acute rooms with sleeping and shower facilities for parents, a 66-bed neonatal intensive care unit, a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, and 7 progressive care beds.
KCH serves as the subspecialty regional referral and pediatric care center for Central and Eastern Kentucky. There are more than 70 pediatric specialists and more than 300 pediatric nurses working in 24 areas, as well as respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers and pharmacists, all of whom are dedicated to caring for children.
Our Transport Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - providing safe and rapid access for critically ill infants and children to services at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center, while offering all the advantages of our world-class emergency department, features a separate entrance and child-friendly waiting and treatment areas so that children have an emergency facility dedicated to their specific and unique medical needs.
Thirty-six of our physicians working with pediatric patients have been named to the 2010-2011 list of Best Doctors in America®.
Inpatient admissions each year number about 4,963 with about 3,539 non-ICU floor admissions, 685 PICU admissions, 739 NICU admissions and 1,408 admissions to the newborn nursery. There are approximately 83,118 outpatient and clinic visits each year throughout the Department of Pediatrics (Including: Kentucky Clinic General Pediatrics, Kentucky Clinic Adolescent Medicine, Kentucky Clinic South Pediatrics, and Polk-Dalton Family Care Center Pediatrics). Patients are admitted by pediatrics, pediatric surgery, other surgical subspecialties, neurology and pediatric dentistry.
KCH serves families from every county in Kentucky, as well as West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.
Family and Patient Oriented
KCH was designed for children and their families. There is a separate entrance, admitting area, private patient rooms with pull-out beds for parents, individual bathrooms, a laundry facility, a kitchen for parents and a sibling play area. KCH provides a Child Life Program, several age-appropriate playrooms, library, computer lab, dedicated television channel, multi-media room, and more! Lexington-Fayette County Schools provide an on-site teacher so that patients are able to continue their school-work, if able.
KCH is the lead organization for Fayette County Safe Kids Coalition, which promotes childhood injury prevention. For more information, visit: Here. Other educational and community-service related activities include: Child Birth Education classes and Safe Sitter classes to teach babysitting skills to 11-15 year olds.
Call for an appointment or information: (859) 257-1000 or (800) 333-8874.
Visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu/kch for more information about KCH’s services and resources.