Kosair Charities Donates $6+ Million To Kosair Children's Hospital

Top Quote Presentation Ceremony 10:00 a.m. Today at Kosair Children's Hospital. End Quote
  • Lousiville, KY-IN (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2012 - As part of its ongoing commitment to children and families in need Kosair Charities will present Kosair Children's Hospital with a $6,026,212.00 check at a special ceremony this morning in the hospital's main lobby.

    The donation is part of a $130 million pledge Kosair Charities has made to ensure that Kentuckiana's children benefit from the medical services and treatments Kosair Children's Hospital provides.

    "Quality of life begins with quality health care and it is our mission to ensure that every child in need throughout the region receives that care," states Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities Chairman of the Board. "This donation reaffirms our ongoing commitment to these children and their families that Kosair Children's Hospital continues to give them the important medical attention that they deserve."

    Kosair Charities is the largest private benefactor of Kosair Children's Hospital and since 1981 has provided more than $112.2 million to support a multitude of initiatives and programs undertaken by the hospital. These include nearly $95 million to fund health care for children whose families are in financial hardship; $3 million toward the purchase of a second MRI for the hospital in 2007; $9 million to support construction of Kosair Children's Medical Center-Brownsboro in 2009; and $1 million to support equipment purchases in 2012, funding monitors for the emergency department, imaging equipment and surgical equipment.

    "No one knows better than those of us at Kosair Children's Hospital and Norton Healthcare that children are our most precious resource, and we are all working together, with support from Kosair Charities, to ensure that children grow up to live happy, healthy lives," says Thomas D. Kmetz, Division President, Women's & Children's Services and President, Kosair Children's Hospital. "Today's gift is a representation of the generosity Kosair Charities shows to agencies that provide care for children across this community."

    "Our children are the future and children in need are a part of that future," concludes Randy Coe, President of Kosair Charities. "Today's donation is an assurance that Kosair Charities stands behind these children and their families with the resources required to cover their medical needs, no matter the cost."

    In addition to its affiliation with Kosair Children's Hospital, Kosair Charities supports nearly 100 Kentuckiana agencies and organizations including those in the education, health care and special needs categories.

    About Kosair Charities
    Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission - helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child's tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. That's why over the years Kosair Charities has given more than $335 million to serve thousands of children and provide them a second chance at life. Kosair Charities is also the largest private benefactor to Kosair Children's Hospital. For more information please visit http://kosair.org or call 502.637.7696.

    About Kosair Children's Hospital
    Licensed for 263 beds and recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in America, Kosair Children's Hospital is located in the downtown Louisville Medical Center. It is the region's only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, and the only hospital in Kentucky offering a pediatric trauma center. Kosair Children's Hospital provides a complete range of services for children, including pediatric intensive care and one of the nation's largest intensive care nurseries for newborns.

    Kosair Children's Hospital serves as the pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. As part of its commitment to teaching and research, the hospital offers special programs for cancer; heart, lung, kidney and infectious diseases; respiratory ailments; neurology and neurosurgery; general pediatric surgery; orthopedics; diabetes; psychiatry; plastic surgery; and infant/pediatric heart, kidney and bone marrow transplants. The hospital operates the area's only self-contained pediatric burn unit. Because of the hospital's special mission, all care is provided by professionals specifically skilled in the care of children.

    Kosair Children's Hospital received the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2007. For the last four years, Kosair Children's Hospital has been listed among the top children's hospitals in the United States as ranked in U.S. News Media Group's editions of America's Best Children's Hospitals. More information is available at KosairChildrens.com.

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