Children’s Hospital Foundation – Benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital
HABITS FOR KIDS
GIVE KIDS A BOOST:
IT’S THE LAW
Putting the fun
Second-grade students at
I.N. Bloom Elementary School
party with Radio Disney after
being named the top class
fundraisers in the school’s
“Hit the Roof” campaign
to raise funds for diabetes
programs at Kosair Children’s
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Hospital. The school raised a
record $34,500 through the
Kids for Kids program, for a
grand total of $86,500 raised
over the past four years.
Back to school
In this issu ... A s we approach the end of summer, attention turns to sending children back to school
– new teachers, new school supplies, new friends. Each year as school starts, the
Children’s Hospital Foundation Office of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s Hospital
3 Kentucky’s new booster prepares educational outreach initiatives targeted at reducing childhood injuries and
seat law illnesses in our region. While our child advocates prepare for the new school year, they are
celebrating an addition to Kentucky’s child passenger safety law requiring children younger
than 7 years old to be in a booster seat. This change will
4 Tips to prevent eye injury impact our state and region for years to come.
In addition to the work and vision of our advocacy team,
6 Help children get our caregivers are making advances to continue providing
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children with the best possible pediatric care in the region.
enough sleep Building on our established framework, we are pleased
to announce the recent purchase of new state-of-the-art
8 Specialized care for ophthalmology surgical equipment and the completion of
a new $10.2 million imaging pavilion at Kosair Children’s
Hospital. In addition to these two tangible milestones, we are
pleased to announce and celebrate the new Wade Mountz Heritage Society, which pays
10 Kid-friendly diagnostic tribute to the life and work of Norton Healthcare President Emeritus Wade Mountz, while
at the same time recognizes individuals who have committed significant planned gifts to
the work of Kosair Children’s Hospital.
While change is always occurring, some things stay the same. The hospital remains
12 News and Notes committed to providing top quality, compassionate health care to children from
throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. To do this, we rely on the support of so
many in the community who step forward to make a difference in the lives of children.
14 Planned Giving We’d like to invite you to learn more about the exciting changes taking place at
Kosair Children’s Hospital and how you can be a part of them! Please contact the
15 Upcoming Events Children’s Hospital Foundation, (502) 629-8060.
Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N. Doug Eighmey
Executive Director President
On the cover: Graham Miller, of Louisville Children’s Hospital Foundation Kosair Children’s Hospital
Kentucky passes booster seat bill
E arly in 2008, Kentucky’s new child passenger safety law went into effect
requiring children younger than age 7 and between 40 and 50 inches tall to
be restrained in a belt-positioning booster seat. Child advocates have been fighting
Does your child need
for a booster seat bill in Kentucky for several years. The law focuses on protecting A simple exercise can help you
children who are old enough to stop using a car safety seat but not quite big determine if your child should be riding
enough to fit comfortably and safely in a standard vehicle seat belt. in a booster seat. Have your child sit in
the back seat of a vehicle. While sitting
with his or her back against the seat:
Why are booster seats important? • Your child’s knees should bend at the
Seat belts and even the seat of a car are made for adults, not children, according edge of the seat.
to Sharon Rengers, R.N., Children’s Hospital Foundation Office of Child Advocacy • The lap belt should lie across his or
of Kosair Children’s Hospital. This causes the seat belt to fit incorrectly. her hip bones.
“Because the seat belt doesn’t fit correctly, many times you see children who • The shoulder belt should come
put the shoulder portion of the seat belt behind their back or under their arm for across the middle of his or
comfort,” Rengers said. “This removes all upper body protection for the child. her shoulder.
“When children are too small for a seat belt alone, you also see them slouch If your child is slouching or scooting
down, causing the lap belt to be across their stomach rather than their hip bones. forward in the seat to make his or her
In the event of a crash, both situations could cause internal injuries or, worse yet, knees bend over the edge or if the lap
the child could be ejected from the car.” and/or shoulder belt are not positioned
According to Rengers, a booster seat adds the correctly, a booster seat may help your
extra height a child needs to properly fit child better fit in the vehicle seat that has
the restraints and helps to reduce the risk been designed for an adult.
“Even though the new booster seat bill
How you can help
notes booster seat usage for children under
the age of 7, all children less than 4 feet 9 The Kohl’s “Just for Kids” C.A.R.E.
inches tall should ride in a booster seat to program offered through the Children’s
be correctly protected by a vehicle’s safety Hospital Foundation Office of Child
belt,” Rengers said. Advocacy of Kosair Children’s Hospital
For more information about using will help provide asthma and booster
car safety and booster seats correctly, seat education for high-risk populations
call (502) 629-KIDS or visit in the Louisville area. As part of the
KosairChildrens.com, keywords program, child advocates will host car
“buckle up.” seat clinics, provide asthma screenings
and offer follow-up education to parents,
–Keri Shain teachers and children in areas designated
as high-risk based on health and injury
data gathered by the hospital’s emergency
department. The program received
more than $121,000 in support from
Davion Petty, of Louisville,
demonstrates the proper use Kohl’s Cares for Kids. Since 2006,
of a booster seat. Kohl’s has provided more than $366,000
to fund health and safety efforts at
Kosair Children’s Hospital.
To learn more about supporting
health and safety efforts of the
Children’s Hospital Foundation Office
of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s
Hospital, call (502) 629-8060 or visit
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A real eye opener
Tips for preventing eye
Each year, thousands of children ages 5 and
younger suffer eye injuries due to accidents at
home, in the car or while playing, according to
the National Society to Prevent Blindness.
The most common causes of eye injuries to
• Misuse of toys
• Injuries from household objects such as
garden tools, knives, forks, ink pens,
pencils or scissors
• Contact with harmful household products
that may cause an eye burn
• Automobile accidents
These injuries can damage a child’s sight
and even cause blindness, according to Paul
J. Rychwalski, M.D., chief of ophthalmology
at Kosair Children’s Hospital and associate
professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at
the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
While eye injuries are common for children,
in many cases they are preventable. Dr.
Rychwalski suggests the following tips for
parents and caregivers:
• Be a good role model – always wear proper
• Get protective eyewear for children and
help them learn to use it correctly.
• Teach children to never point toys with
flying parts at another person.
• Teach children how to safely carry sharp or
• Use caution near fires and explosives, such
as campfires and fireworks.
Technology helps Signs and symptoms of eye injury
physicians repair eye Seek medical attention if your child:
injuries and defects • Has obvious pain or trouble seeing
New eye ultrasound equipment in the surgery
department at Kosair Children’s Hospital is • Cuts or tears his or her eyelid
helping specialists like Dr. Rychwalski better
diagnose and treat eye injuries and other vision- • Has unusual pupil size or shape
related problems in children.
The equipment uses high-frequency sound • Has blood in the clear part of the eye
waves to form detailed images of the eye’s
structure. With this ultrasound equipment, • Experiences impaired eye movement
doctors can see into an injured eye, even if there
is heavy bleeding. These very precise eye scans • Has an eye that sticks out noticeably
are not only used to diagnose injuries in trauma more than the other eye
cases, but also to detect tumors and other
abnormalities in the eye. • Has something in his or her eye
“Because this equipment provides such a
precise, accurate view into the eye, I have more or under the eyelid that
information to make decisions and provide
cannot be removed easily
treatment that will result in the best outcome
for a child,” Dr. Rychwalski said.
This technology also allows doctors to
measure the length and curve of the eye before
performing cataract surgery.
“Every millimeter of measurement in the
eye changes the power of the eye lens by 2.5,”
Dr. Rychwalski said. “When I am implanting a
lens for a child, these measurements can make
a dramatic difference in the clarity of the
How you can help
Funding for the ophthalmology
ultrasound equipment was provided by the
Children’s Hospital Foundation. To find
out how you can support the purchase of
additional state-of-the-art technology, visit
HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com or call
B rooks and Hal Deetsch, ages 6
and 3, have a bedtime routine.
Starting at 7:30 p.m., they take a bath,
A good night’s
brush their teeth, put on their pajamas,
have a story read to them, say a prayer,
listen to their mother sing a song, then lie
down and go to sleep.
“We established a routine with Brooks
sleep is key
when he was very young, and that has
not changed,” said the boys’ mother,
Anne Karrick Deetsch. “Routine has been
According to Karen Spruyt, Ph.D,
pediatric sleep medicine specialist at
Kosair Children’s Hospital, the Deetsch
family is doing exactly what they should
to help kids get the sleep they need.
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“Establishing an age-appropriate “Children ages 5 to 12 need between Signs your child is not getting
routine and a regular bedtime are the 10 and 11 hours of sleep a night,” said enough sleep
best things you can do for your child,” Dr. Gozal, also a clinical instructor of
• Having to wake your child
she said. “Developing regular schedules pediatrics, University of Louisville School
and routines not only helps the child by of Medicine. “That has become more
getting him or her to relax to actually go difficult for many people with all of the • Falling asleep most of the
to sleep, but creates a sense of security demands on their time.” time when in the car
that allows children to sleep better.” Dr. Spruyt recommends parents keep • Falling asleep earlier than
track of their child’s individual sleep normal bedtime
Lack of sleep – a serious needs and watch for signs of sleepiness. • Cranky, irritable, hyperactive,
problem trouble processing and
One of the problems facing many Waking up at the wrong times thinking
kids is that they simply do not get Graham Miller, 3, was sleeping well
enough sleep. at night – at least up until recently when Sleep recommendations by
“Just like adults, kids are becoming monsters started to haunt his dreams. the National Sleep Foundation
more sleep-deprived,” said Leila “He was doing great and now he 18 months to 3 years
Kheirandish Gozal, M.D., pediatric sleep wakes up calling for me around 4 a.m.,”
12 to 14 hours, including a nap
medicine, Kosair Children’s Hospital. said Graham’s mother, Brooke Miller.
“Lack of sleep can affect things such as “It’s just heart wrenching.”
performance in school as well as lead to According to Dr. Spruyt, also assistant 3 to 5 years
behavioral and even medical problems.” professor of behavioral sleep research 11 to 13 hours, may include
A recent study published in the and developmental neuropsychology, a nap
journal Sleep reported that children who University of Louisville, this is a normal
don’t get the proper amount of sleep are occurrence for a child of this age. 5 to 12 years
more likely to have weight problems. “Preschoolers start to develop active 10 to 11 hours
imaginations, and it is common for them
to have nightmares,” she said. “The best
thing you can do is comfort your child
until he or she has calmed down enough 9.25 hours
to go back to sleep.
“Any time children wake up in the Newborns generally sleep 10.5 to
middle of the night or have trouble going 18 hours on an irregular schedule,
to sleep in the first place, don’t bring and infants, 9 to 12 hours at night
them into your bed or crawl in their bed with several 30-minute naps.
with them to cuddle, as that can interfere
with their ability to sleep on their own.”
How you can help
–Maggie Skibba Roetker With funding from the Children’s
Hospital Foundation, researchers are
looking at the effects of sleep on children,
including how obesity and health issues
affect sleep. To learn how you can help
further research efforts such as this, visit
call (502) 629-8060.
Anne Karrick Deetsch reads to her sons, Hal and Brooks,
as part of their bedtime routine.
P arents can prevent some injuries to their
children, but others they can only hope
never happen – like a car accident last
November that left 11-year-old Taylor Kelty
with a traumatic brain injury and in a coma.
Taylor, her older brother and her father were
stuck in traffic on an interstate when an
unaware driver in a large pickup truck slammed
into the back of their car at more than 60 mph,
crushing Taylor – still seatbelted – on the
opposite side of the back seat from where she
had been sitting.
“Damage to the car was so bad that when
police arrived, they didn’t even know anyone
was in the back seat,” said Tracy Kelty,
When a parent’s worst nigh
Miraculously, Taylor did not suffer any
broken bones or other injuries in the accident,
Taylor Kelty survived a car crash which her mom credits to her limberness from
thanks to the trauma specialists at
six hours a week spent training for competitive
Kosair Children’s Hospital.
“Children’s traumatic injuries tend to be
more from blunt force than from penetrating
wounds,” said David Foley, M.D., director of the
hospital’s trauma department. “Because there’s
no visible bleeding does not necessarily mean
an injury is not serious in children.”
Taylor spent about three weeks in the “Just
for Kids” Critical Care Center, where specially
trained staff understands the unique needs of
the most seriously injured children and uses the
most sophisticated technology and equipment.
“If it weren’t for these nurses and doctors I
wouldn’t have gotten through this,” Tracy said.
“I have nothing but great things to say about
them; and the expressive therapists were so
good with our younger daughter, educating her
on what she’d see when she visited Taylor.”
After spending time in a rehabilitation facility
and then recuperating at home and receiving
outpatient rehab, Taylor is expected to make
a full recovery and be able to return to her
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regular school this fall, though she will always
have brain damage.
“I don’t feel any different than before the
accident, but sometimes I think I can do
something and I can’t,” Taylor said. “I’m not
strong enough yet, which makes me kind of
“All of her memory is back, but she can’t go
back to tumbling for two years,” Tracy said. Is your family prepared
“She’s outgoing and opinionated now too –
before the accident she was quiet and reserved!”
for an emergency?
Most parents feel they are prepared for emergencies because they
know to call 911. But often, that’s not enough. According to the
Standing by for emergencies American Academy of Pediatrics, seek medical attention right away
At the Kosair Children’s Hospital emergency
if you think your child could die or suffer permanent harm. Be
department, qualified pediatric trauma
prepared with the following:
specialists are nearby and ready to take action
• Keep a well-stocked first-aid kit ready.
when accidents happen. The hospital’s 24-hour
• Keep a list of emergency phone numbers accessible
emergency department is the only pediatric
at all times, including 911 and the Kentucky Regional Poison
trauma center in the Louisville area and serves
Center of Kosair Children’s Hospital – (800) 222-1222.
Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana as well.
• Be sure your child knows who to call and what to say,
It is specially equipped and prepared to care for
including name, address and phone number.
young patients in a child-friendly environment.
• Make sure your house number is visible from the street.
• Keep an up-to-date immunization record for your child
to help doctors more quickly diagnose a problem in
htmare comes true an emergency.
• Write down medical conditions, medications, dosages and
all allergies to help doctors properly treat problems and
avoid drug interactions or allergic reactions. If your child
has severe allergies or a chronic condition, wearing a
medical ID bracelet is recommended.
• Be aware of your health insurance’s emergency coverage.
“Kosair Children’s Hospital’s emergency
Some insurance companies require you to call ahead for
equipment is geared toward children of varying
approval. Be sure you understand your policy and have
ages,” said Dr. Foley, also assistant professor
policy numbers/cards with you.
of surgery, University of Louisville School of
• Take first-aid classes to learn how to properly administer
Medicine. “In other hospitals, they may have
CPR, the Heimlich maneuver and treat burns, sprains and
adult-size equipment for which they must use a
broken bones. These classes are a good idea for everyone
scale to determine what will fit a child.” This can
who takes care of your child, including grandparents
waste precious time and may not work as well as
equipment made specifically for children.
Safe Kids Louisville and Jefferson County, a program led by
Kosair Children’s, which received Magnet
Kosair Children’s Hospital, has been working to reduce the number
designation for nursing excellence in 2007,
of accidents and preventable injuries for children and families by
is in the process of becoming verified by the
providing safety education and programming throughout the area
American College of Surgeons, meaning its
readiness, resources, policies and care of trauma
Safe Kids Louisville and Jefferson County is coordinated
patients will be validated as following standards
through the Office of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s
used by the best trauma centers nationwide.
Hospital. The child advocates receive funding from the
The American College of Surgeons is the most
Children’s Hospital Foundation. To learn more about supporting
respected authority on children’s trauma,
ongoing safety-related education efforts, call (502) 629-8060
according to Dr. Foley.
or visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
New features make
imaging procedures easier for children
Many children are anxious about tests and procedures like MRIs and CT scans, but new technology
at Kosair Children’s Hospital is making a trip to the hospital a little less scary.
To help alleviate children’s fears, the Wal-Mart Imagination Station in the MRI suite includes a special miniature
scanner. Children can select a toy and slide it into the mini-scanner to learn why the toy is “sick.”
“On-screen animation tells children a story and shows them the same type of images a doctor might see when looking
at a real MRI scan,” said Kyle Green, associate vice president of operations at Kosair Children’s Hospital. “By seeing
how the MRI works and what doctors see, we hope to ease children’s worries about their own tests.”
Kosair Children’s Hospital also added state-of-the-art electronics that allow patients to create their own
MRI experience by choosing a special card that is passed over a reader in the MRI suite to turn the room
into a wonderland of sounds and images projected on the walls. The scenes make the experience more
exciting for children but also have significant clinical value by creating a soothing distraction from
the actual test. This reduces the need for sedation, results in less anxiety for the family and virtually
eliminates the need for recovery time after the scan if sedation is not necessary, according to Green.
The need for growth
Currently, Kosair Children’s is the only hospital in the city offering specialized pediatric radiology and
anesthesia support required for young children who must be sedated for long procedures like MRIs and
CT scans, according to Karen Moeller, M.D., one of the hospital’s pediatric neuroradiologists.
Due to the community’s tremendous demand for the service, it can take as long as five weeks
to schedule an elective exam.
To help reduce delays in scheduling, the hospital has added a second MRI scanner and
expanded from four sedation rooms to a 12-room sedation suite.
“With the addition of a second MRI and additional sedation rooms, we are able to serve more
patients per day,” Dr. Moeller said. “This will help shorten wait times for scheduled patients
and give us quicker access in emergency cases.”
A newly expanded waiting space, the Republic Bank Family Waiting Area, also will
improve families’ experiences.
Annette Cable Illustration
How you can help
The Children’s Hospital Foundation provided philanthropic leadership to reach the
$10.2 million goal to support Phase I of the imaging department’s expansion and renovation.
As part of this effort, Kosair Children’s Hospital received a $3 million gift
from Kosair Charities. Additional fundraising is under way for a
$1.5 million Phase II renovation. To find out how you can support
continued efforts to expand imaging and other services at Kosair Children’s
Hospital, visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com or call (502) 629-8060.
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Gifts to the Children’s Hospital Foundation benefit
Kosair Children’s Hospital
The following Grace Conver Ryanne Haga Gilson Lee Reggie Russell
Samuel L. & Richard Michael & Robert T. & Newman G. &
individuals were Mary J. Himbaugh Conver Sherrie E. Anderson Anne Peterson Kathryn Russell
recognized through Lisa M. Brown
Shirley Cripps Louis F. & Love Anne Claire Schueler
tribute gifts to the Tony L. Wade Amy B. DelGrosso Eleanor C. Wilkerson Randel R. &
Children’s Hospital Ronald M. & Judy B. Smith
Kevin Lee Curran, M.D. Sherri K. Haga Elizabeth Sanders Martin
Foundation, Feb. 5 Michael Lee Richardson Betsy M. Sanders Logan Welby Shearer
to April 29, 2008. Megan Hamilton Molly Tyler
Rachel A. Davidson Scott E. Hamilton Matthew R. Mason
Austin Adams Edward & Sarah S. Mason Thomas F. “Tom”
Lawrence & Stella Davidson Austin Hayden Southwood
Daisy Coleman Myrna H. Smith Tyler McClister Frances C. Southwood
Justice Dorman Faylene Spencer
Ryan Auten Letty Moss Mr. & Mrs. Harold Herman Maxwell John Stockdale
Michael D. & Jean M. Berger Lynnie Meyer Christian P. &
Becky L. Auten Nellie May Drautman Helena J. Mink Katherine M. Stockdale
Connie Polston Richard S. Wolf, M.D. Cole Evan Herrick
James N. Burrice Lynnie, William, Thomas & Caleb Stone
John Ballard Owen Eckert Tinsley Meyer Daniel R. &
Patrick T. & Michael J. & Charles Swing Hewitt Inez H. Segell Shanna L. Stone
Barbara A. Gorman Deana Hurst Eckert Karen Strauss &
William & Michael T. Hymson Kyra H. Morris Heather Turpin
Max Baumgardner Beverly McCloskey Lore Strauss Michael & Rebecca Morris Ethel M. Turpin
Joyce A. Meyer
Rebekah Ann Eckstein Nick & Preston Hill Aden Murphy Tanner Volk
Hunter Besse Beth Eckstein Catherine T. Hill Steve & Dianne Kelly Maureen L. Marshall
William J. Fenton Erin Howard Hirikati Nagaraj, M.D. Emma Kate Watkins
Madison Blair Ann M. Jirkovsky & William D. & Loretta T. Shearer Margaret M. Cather
Judy A. McMillen William E. Fenton Mary S. Mahoney First Baptist Church
Nina I. Natividad of Greenville
Lauren Blakemore Cole Fleenor Avery Huddleston Nancy F. Dycus Laura D. Holt
Greg T. & Kirk Fleenor Donald & Ann T. Lantrip
Karen S. Blakemore Nicole Huddleston Jacob Noonan Melissa Taylor Linkes
Devin James Francis Gina Bundy & Christopher Timothy &
Jon & Tracy Blue Kathleen P. Francis Pat Jamison E. Noonan, DMD, M.D. Rhonda Wagoner
Linda M. Blue Nicole Tucker Frank & Joyce Wilson
Gabriel Hunter French Cheryl Plain
Kenzie Ann Bonner Margaret R. Norman Louis Kaplan Joan T. Whittenberg Drake L. Weaver
Barry & Sherry Bonner Richard S. Wolf, M.D. Ronald K. Gillum
Claire & Heidi Glotzbach Alisha D. Plant
Thomas Byler Brent E. & Logan Keating Gwendolyn Plant Carol G. Westerman
Paul C. & Kimberly R. Glotzbach Frances E. Marks Richard S. Wolf, M.D.
Maryann S. Byler Joshua Riddle
Andrea Goodin Ruby Grace Korman Frances Elizabeth Brooks Mother of Carla Witten
Leah Madison Cheser Rose J. & Richard S. & Nancy S. Carroll Charles Lesile &
Glenn J. & Laurie Jones Harry F. Goodin Jr. Lee Vermillion Edgerly Tyrone A. Gardner Michele S. Norris
Freddie & Mary Reed
Regina Cissell Grandchildren Isaac Lally Diana Mabley Riddle
Jennifer L. Ballard Daniel R. Duncan Amy M. Taylor Stephani Riddle
Bryan R. &
Jeanette C. Vargo
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such as: HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com. You may also contact the Children’s Hospital
• In recognition of someone’s anniversary or marriage Foundation at (502) 629-8060. The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic entity
• In honor of a birthday, promotion or other event of Kosair Children’s Hospital.
• In recognition of the birth of a baby
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Kids for Kids
Lemonade stand helps
third-graders raise funds
Third-grade students at
St. Margaret Mary School spent
their Friday evenings during
Lent manning the Patrick’s
Popcorn and Lemonade Stand
at the parish’s fish fries. The
stand was a fundraiser for the
Cancer Care and Renal Center
at Kosair Children’s Hospital in
honor of classmate Patrick
McSweeney, 8, who underwent
Patrick McSweeney prepares for his
lemonade stand shift. 38 months of chemotherapy at Texas Roadhouse mascot Andy the Armadillo cheered Bloom Elementary School
the hospital in his battle against students’ record fundraising efforts for Kosair Children’s Hospital. Left to right:
Sheldon Berman, Ed.D., Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent; Heather
acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Parrino, Kids for Kids specialist; Janice Bobo, Bloom Elementary principal;
Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., executive director of the Children’s Hospital
Foundation; and Susan Moore, Kids for Kids leader at Bloom Elementary.
Minors Lane Elementary School
In their first Kids for Kids Bloom Elementary students
effort, Minors Lane ‘Hit the Roof’ to fight diabetes
Elementary launched a As promised to I.N. Bloom Elementary students, Jefferson County
fundraising project in Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman, Ed.D., “Hit the
conjunction with the Roof” to reward their fundraising efforts for diabetes programming at
school’s goal to improve Kosair Children’s Hospital. Berman and Janice Bobo, the school’s
CATS scores by 10 points. principal, agreed to work from the rooftop if students could raise
The students, staff and more than $20,000. Bloom students raised a record $34,500.
faculty worked together to Fourth-grader Casey Simon was the top individual fundraiser for
raise money. Ms. Wisdom’s class won the fundraising contest and the third consecutive year, collecting $2,500. The top female
spent an additional 30 minutes with Radio Disney. fundraiser was first-grader Mae Alice Harrell, who collected $1,500.
Top family fundraisers, Andrew and Matthew Vessels, raised $2,476.
Heritage Christian Academy The Bloom celebration events were supported by Kohl’s Cares for
Beta Club officers at Heritage Christian Academy, a high school in Kids, Yum! Brands and Radio Disney. Buddy Bat and Andy the
Hopkinsville, Ky., worked with local businesses and individuals Armadillo, mascots of the Louisville Bats and Texas Roadhouse
to orchestrate their first dance marathon to raise money for respectively, cheered students on.
Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Dance marathon keeps U of L
students up all night
The third annual University of Louisville Dance Marathon, presented
by Chili’s Grill & Bar, raised $27,000 cash and in-kind support for
Kosair Children’s Hospital. Students obtained pledges
to stay up for 24 hours, dancing and playing games. Area Chili’s
restaurants helped promote the event by selling hot-air balloon paper
cutouts in their restaurants in March.
Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, reads
to patients at Kosair Children’s Hospital, accompanied by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth.
Corporations for Kids Auxiliary gives $100,000
Members of the Kosair Children’s Hospital Auxiliary presented a
‘Miracle Balloons’ benefit check for $100,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The
group raises funds each year by operating the Kosair Children’s
Kosair Children’s Hospital Hospital gift shop. For information on volunteering in the gift shop,
Kosair Children’s Hospital recently became a member of the
call (502) 629-6122.
Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization that raises
funds for children’s hospitals throughout the country by working Left to right: Lynnie Meyer,
MSN, R.N., executive
with numerous national corporations on fundraising activities that
director of the Children’s
include selling paper “Miracle Balloons.” Recent balloon sales Hospital Foundation;
locations included Auntie Anne’s, Circle K Midwest, Costco, Fred’s Karen Klempner;
Clara Juergens; Wendy
Inc., Golden Corral, Golf Galaxy, Goody’s, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club,
Schneider; Kyle Green,
Texaco and Wal-Mart. associate vice president of
Kosair Children’s Hospital;
Ann BecVar; Brenda Reiss;
Gaye Passafiume; and
Jarrett’s Joy Cart gala Cindi Shrader, president
of the Kosair Children’s
The sixth annual Time for Joy Gala, an event to support Jarrett’s Joy Hospital Auxiliary.
Cart at Kosair Children’s Hospital, raised more than $20,000. The
event, sponsored by Power Creative, helps fund the joy cart that
Medical camp opens doors with
volunteers take to the Cancer Care and Renal Center at the hospital,
distributing toys, books and movies. Before he died, Jarrett Mynear
help from Kosair Children’s
established the cart to bring joy to other kids fighting cancer. In its Hospital
six years, the gala has raised more than $150,000. The Center for Courageous Kids opened its doors in April to provide
a year-round camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. The
camp, in Scottsburg, Ky., works with Kosair Children’s Hospital to
Golf classic raises $270,000 provide medical care to the children when they are at camp.
The 2008 Children’s Hospital Foundation Golf Classic held at Lake
Forest Country Club and presented by Highland Associates raised Richard Wolf, M.D., retired medical
director of Kosair Children’s Hospital,
nearly $270,000 for Kosair Children’s Hospital. and Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., look
at one of the specially designed exam
tables at the Center for Courageous
Kids’ medical facility.
Today’s Girl 2008
Nominations are now being accepted
for the Today’s Girl 2008 award,
sponsored by the Children’s Hospital
Foundation and Today’s Woman
magazine. The award is given to three girls in the community who
have displayed “real girl” values. To enter, girls must write an essay
(maximum 300 words) about why they are like an American Girl®.
Tonii Rizzo, Abel Construction, Golf Classic chair and chair of the Children’s The Today’s Young Girl 2008 recipients will be honored at the
Hospital Foundation board of trustees, aimed for the hole as (left to right) Scott American Girl Fashion Show® kickoff at Fourth Street Live!
Watkins, vice president, Norton Healthcare; Bill Abel of Abel Construction; and
Russ Cox, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Norton Healthcare, Aug. 22 and will receive tickets to the American Girl Fashion
hoped for the best. Show preview party Oct. 10.
Nominated girls must be between the ages of 7 and 12.
For more information about getting your school, Three awards will be given in the age groups of 7 to 8, 9 to 10 and
business or group involved in helping Kosair Children’s 11 to 12. Each entrant can submit only one essay. Entry deadline is
Hospital, contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation at July 31. Entry form is available at iamtodayswoman.com.
(502) 629-8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plann d Giving
Jamie Rhodes Photo
From left: Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., chief development officer, Norton Healthcare, and executive director, Children’s Hospital Foundation; Betty and Wade Mountz;
Cindy and Hunt Rounsavall; Anne and Albin Hayes; Rick Guillaume; Debbie Irwin; Ann Guillaume; Cheryl and Gary Stewart; Max Baumgardner; Karen and
Doug Eighmey; Stephen A. Williams, president and chief executive officer, Norton Healthcare; and Russell Cox, executive vice president and chief operating officer,
Not pictured: Bill and Coleen Ehrig, Jonathan Dubins and Charlotte and Sonny Tharp.
New heritage society recognizes The Wade Mountz Heritage Society is named in honor
of Norton Healthcare President Emeritus Wade Mountz
planned giving donors and embodies many of his core values, such as his vision,
A new legacy society, the Wade Mountz Heritage Society, has leadership, character, commitment and integrity.
been established for individuals who have made irrevocable In a career that spanned more than four decades in health
planned gifts of $100,000 or more to support the Children’s care administration in Louisville, Mountz was recognized by
Hospital Foundation and/or the Norton Healthcare Foundation. his peers as one of the field’s most skilled and forward-thinking
The society recognizes those who have included the executives. When he was elected chairman of the American
foundations in their estate planning. Hospital Association in 1975, his colleagues deemed him a true
Combined, the charter members have made gifts of more health care visionary. He recently was inducted into Modern
than $6.5 million. Healthcare magazine’s Health Care Hall of Fame.
Through his progressive hospital management efforts in
Wade Mountz Heritage Society Louisville and his leadership roles in local, state and national
charter members organizations, Mountz has influenced the direction of health
Children’s Hospital Foundation care in Louisville and the state of Kentucky, as well as the
Mr. Max G. Baumgardner United States, for decades to come.
Mr. Jonathan E. Dubins New members of the Wade Mountz Heritage Society will be
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ehrig recognized at an annual dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Eighmey Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. R.K. Guillaume Have you made the Children’s
Ms. Debbie Irwin
Mr. and Mrs. G. Hunt Rounsavall
Hospital Foundation part
Charlotte S. and L.E. “Sonny” Tharp of your estate plans?
Please let us know! Call (502) 629-8060 or e-mail
Norton Healthcare Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Albin B. Hayes Jr.
information about estate planning is available at
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Mountz
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Stewart
Charlotte S. and L.E. “Sonny” Tharp
Upcoming Ev nts
For information on events or to purchase tickets, visit
HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com or call (502) 629-KIDS.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOuNDATION
BOARD OF TRuSTEES
Tonii Rizzo, Senior Vice President
Until American Girl® Raffle Win a trip for six to
the American Girl Place Chicago. Airfare and a two-night stay are included.
William J. Ehrig, Vice President, Government
Raffle tickets are $20 each. and International Affairs, Yum! Brands Inc.
Regional President, BB&T
Until Win a new BMW in the Children’s Jackie Cain
Hospital Foundation Car Raffle Win your choice of a new 2009 BMW Z4 TWIGS of Kosair Children’s Hospital
Roadster, $40,000 toward any Sam Swope BMW vehicle or $40,000 cash! 2,008 Jack M. Combs Jr.
Senior Vice President, Commonwealth SMC
tickets will be sold for $100 each. The drawing will take place at the Festival of Trees
& Lights, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008. Winner need not be present to win. Market Manager, Wal-Mart
Net proceeds from raffles support Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Jonathan E. Dubins
Foundation. Charitable gaming license #ORG: 0000851. Winner is responsible for taxes and Pilot, UPS
licensing fees on vehicle or cash. Bruce Dudley
Attorney, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
Douglas J. Eighmey Jr.
President, Kosair Children’s Hospital & Regional Market
September Robert D. Evans
Project Manager, Actus Lend Lease
26-28 Bluegrass Balloon Festival Bowman Field, Louisville.
All proceeds from parking benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Visit
Amy Garlove, M.D.
Pediatrician, Children’s Health PLLC
BluegrassBalloons.com for more information. CEO, Texas Roadhouse
President and CEO, First Federal Savings Bank
Karen L. Keith
Partner, Napier Gault PLC
R. Miles Lee Jr.
10-12 American Girl Fashion Show , benefiting the Kosair
Children’s Hospital NICU, Millionaires Row, Churchill Downs. Join American Girls®
President, Alliance Cost Containment
Wayne Mortenson, DMD
President and Owner
Mortenson Family Dental
Addy, Felicity, Kirsten, Molly and Samantha for the premiere of 2008 American Girl
Nicole Mosely, ARNP
fashions. Oct. 10, 7 p.m., preview party, dinner and fashion show, presented by Merrill Civic Volunteer
Lynch: $50 per person. Oct. 11 and 12, 1 and 4 p.m. teas: $35 per person. Tickets Sean Muldoon
available starting Aug. 23. Visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com for more Vice President and General Manager
American Girl events this summer. Preferred Marketing Solutions
Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
Ernest A. Sampson
President and CEO, KFG Enterprises Inc.
1 Hanna’s Day of Hope golf outing
Vice President, Business Development
, Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. PNC Bank
Benefiting the Cancer Care and Renal Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital through Matt Schulte
the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Registration: $100 per person. For more President, Horizon InSight
information or to register, call (502) 722-5384. Roger Shannon
Chief Financial Officer
Steel Technologies Inc.
15 Snow Ball , benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital, presented by OfficeWare
at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening at Louisville’s premier
President, Kosair Children’s Hospital Auxiliary
Senior Vice President and Corporate Relationship Manager
holiday black tie gala, including cocktails, a gourmet dinner, dancing and silent National City Bank
auction. Tickets are $275. Peter Tevebaugh
Vice President and Director, Brand Business Analysis
20-23 Festival of Trees & Lights
, benefiting Kosair Children’s Charlotte S. Tharp
Vice President, Mission and Outreach
Hospital, presented by Republic Bank at Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St. Norton Healthcare
Enjoy designer-decorated trees, wreaths and garlands for sale, children’s activities, Debbie Ward
a Sweet Shop and Gift Shop, model trains and entertainment. Admission: $5 adults, Service Team Leader
$3 children 12 and under and seniors. Children under 3 are free. Tickets available Southeast Christian Church
at the door. Alyce Weixler
Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Richard S. Wolf, M.D.
Retired Medical Director
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Doug York, CPA
Melhiser Endres Tucker CPAs
that’s “Just for Kids”
Kosair Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s
only full-service, free-standing pediatric
care facility dedicated exclusively to
caring for children and is an advocate
for the health, safety and well-being of
all children. The 263-bed hospital, which
also serves as the primary pediatric
teaching facility for the University of
Louisville School of Medicine Department
of Pediatrics, maintains an unwavering
dedication to the children of this
community and the region. To learn
more about the programs and services
offered through Kosair Children’s Hospital,
The Children’s Hospital Foundation is
the philanthropic arm of Kosair Children’s
Hospital with a mission to raise awareness
and funds to support lifesaving equipment,
research, clinical care, education,
advocacy and state-of-the-art facilities.
For more information about charitable Brooklyn has to make a choice: backyard baseball or swinging? Six years ago, she didn’t have
contributions that help children, call those choices, needing surgery to repair a heart defect. Her family turned to the nurses and doctors at
(502) 629-8060 or (800) 444-2523 or visit the Congenital Heart Center, offering the region’s most advanced heart care for adults and children.
HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com. Beyond expertise, we treat every heart care patient like an individual with unique needs – no matter
To learn more about volunteer what age. Today, Brooklyn is back to enjoying all the things she loves.
opportunities at Kosair Children’s Hospital, EXPECT MORE FROM A LEADER.
call (502) 629-6122.
For information on how Norton Heart Care can help you,
call (502) 629-1234 or visit NortonHeartCare.com. In partnership with Norton Heart Care
CartWh ls Fall 2008
A quarterly publication of Kosair Children’s PAID
Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Foundation PERMIT NO. 131
Contact us at:
Kosair Children’s Hospital information line P.O. Box 35070
(502) 629-KIDS • (800) 852-1770 Louisville, KY 40232-5070
Children’s Hospital Foundation
(502) 629-8060 • (800) 444-2523
Managing editors - Keri Shain and
Maggie Skibba Roetker
Medical adviser - Stephen Wright, M.D.
Creative director - David Miller
Designer - Mary Lou Fitzer
Copy editors - Jen Stewart, Tammy Warren
Cart Wheels is printed by Publisher’s Press.
Visit us at KosairChildrens.com.