Children’s Hospital Foundation – Benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital
Beating tHe odds
of a hero
A roAd mAp
In this issu ... A bright future
Enhancing and expanding services
3 Creating good eating
habits for children
4 Learning to cope t his special issue of Cart Wheels takes a look back at the year and highlights the
important work of Kosair Children’s Hospital. With support from the community, the
mission of Kosair Children’s Hospital remains strong. Last year we cared for more than
116,000 children. This care was possible only with your support.
6 A baby beats the odds Thanks to you, we’re here – ready to save the smallest premature infants and adult-sized
teens, standing by to help families and keep kids out of the hospital, providing resources
for children and families while they are in the hospital and offering the latest equipment
8 Red hot tips for fire safety and techniques to treat children’s complex – or routine – medical needs. And we do it with
care and compassion – like we’re helping our very own children.
9 A heart transplant trooper Kosair Children’s Hospital has a bright future: We opened the new Kosair Children’s
Medical Center – Brownsboro in northeastern Jefferson County; we’re looking forward
to enhancing and expanding services to meet the growing needs of children in our
10 How imaging assists community; and we will continue to work throughout the state to advance child advocacy
physicians initiatives, such as child abuse prevention, child passenger safety and wellness initiatives to
help keep kids out of the hospital. Thank you for making it all possible.
11 Physician and volunteer We’re now well into raising funds for a comprehensive growth initiative that will expand
the services and facilities at Kosair Children’s Hospital. This $208 million “Just for Kids”
spotlights Campaign will ensure the hospital is able to offer the latest and best treatment options,
state-of-the art facilities and experienced specialists to care for children’s unique medical
12 ews and Notes
N needs, along with research and training programs that lead to new, lifesaving medical
advances. This endeavor isn’t something we take lightly – children’s lives depend on it.
Our children’s lives depend on it.
14 Upcoming Events And it’s made possible thanks to you. We hope we can count on your help for the future.
15 hildren’s Hospital
Foundation Annual Report
Thomas D. Kmetz Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N.
President Executive Director
Kosair Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital Foundation
& Pediatric Services
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Board of Trustees
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The first bite toward eating right
Making good nutrition a lifetime habit for kids
g etting your children to eat more fruits and vegetables can
be a tall order. While many kids go through stages of picky
eating, others have food allergies or medical conditions that
restrict food options.
“Changes in eating and feeding habits can be difficult,
Dean Lavenson Photo
whether it’s learning the basics or adjusting to specific
conditions,” said Janet Dishion, Ph.D., a registered dietitian
and certified nutritionist at Kosair Children’s Medical Center –
A few basic tips that parents can do at home to get started on
the path to a lifetime of good nutrition:
1. Quit the “clean-plate club.” Let kids stop eating when
they say they’re full.
2. Start them young. Food preferences are developed early
in life, so offer variety. You may need to serve a new food
several times before your child chooses to eat it.
3. Rewrite the menu. When eating out, let your kids try
new foods – they might surprise you.
Janet Dishion, Ph.D., registered dietitian
4. Liquid calories count. Water and milk are the best
and certified nutritionist
drinks for kids. Only 4 to 6 ounces of 100 percent juice
should be given each day to preschool-age kids.
5. Put sweets in their place. The occasional
cupcake at the end of a meal shouldn’t be
Kentucky kids step into fitness
the reward for eating broccoli.
In an effort to encourage kids to stay more
Help is available for parents and kids to
active and combat childhood obesity, fourth-
navigate their way to better eating habits.
and fifth-graders from six Jefferson County
Dishion helps parents with basic meal planning
public elementary schools are participating in
and medical nutritional therapy for a variety of
the Kohl’s Fun-tastic Fitness Program, a walking
pediatric health-related issues, such as reflux,
program led by the Children’s Hospital Foundation
food allergies, obesity prevention and poor
Office of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s
weight gain or growth.
Hospital in partnership with Jefferson County Public
“I can provide the right information and
Schools. Kids track daily steps and activity with pedometers
options that help parents know there is a light at
and log their data. The program also includes online fitness
the end of the tunnel,” Dishion said.
challenges and nutrition activities. To learn more, visit
A certified lactation counselor, Dishion
also offers assistance and support to new
mothers who are breast-feeding as well
as nutritional assessments for premature How you can help Annette Cable Illustrations
babies. The Kohl’s Fun-tastic Fitness Program is part of the
Talk to your child’s pediatrician Kohl’s “Just for Kids” C.A.R.E. (Child Advocacy Regional
about a referral for nutritional Education) Program and is made possible through
counseling. generous support from Kohl’s department stores in
–Michelle Robey partnership with the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
To learn more about supporting this and other
Kosair Children’s Hospital prevention and wellness
efforts, visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
C A R T W H E E L S 3
abitha Comstock, 16, plans to work with
computer graphics and video editing
equipment as a career. Her interest in
computers began in an unlikely place –
Kosair Children’s Hospital.
For the past 13 years, Tabitha has spent
about one week every six months in the
hospital being treated for complications
from cystic fibrosis and diabetes. During one
hospital stay, Tabitha was introduced to the Coping Cart, a
one-of-a-kind mobile multimedia center that allows patients to
create videos describing how they cope with their condition.
“When children are hospitalized with an illness or injury,
they often experience anxiety and distress,” said Bryan D.
Carter, Ph.D., psychology. “The tools on the Coping Cart can
help children deal with many of the challenges they experience
that may not be easy to express otherwise.”
Using a computer video recording and editing system on the
Coping Cart, Tabitha created several different videos, including
tips for being a “normal kid” while dealing with an illness.
“I like to hang out with my friends. I try not to define myself
as ‘sick,’ and I learn when I need to focus on being sick and
when I don’t,” Tabitha said.
Tabitha’s favorite Coping Cart feature is a program that
allows her to create silly photos and set them to music.
“When Tabitha first goes to the hospital she’s pretty sick, but
as she begins to feel better, she’s more active,” said Amanda
Comstock, Tabitha’s mom. “Because she has methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), she is in isolation when she’s
there. Using the Coping Cart keeps her from getting bored.”
Tabitha also has used the clinical biofeedback unit on Tabitha Comstock of Bullitt County, Ky.
the Coping Cart to learn relaxation, coping and anxiety
management skills. Amanda says the biofeedback techniques The cart also stores a printer/scanner, medical toys, books,
have helped Tabitha get through procedures and treatments. games, puppets, a library of videos, wireless Internet access and
“Biofeedback serves to train patients in developing physical a video gaming system.
and cognitive skills for relaxing and coping,” said Dr. Carter, For Tabitha, the Coping Cart was more than a distraction
who also is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the and coping tool. It prompted her interest in computers,
University of Louisville School of Medicine. “Specific programs specifically Macintosh programs. She’s quickly becoming
have been developed that help patients understand their illness the technical “expert” in her family, helping her dad create
and expand their repertoire of coping techniques.” programs and handouts for church and camp.
“When he needs something figured out on the computer, he
comes to me,” Tabitha said.
Dean Lavenson Photo
A special ‘club’ “There is a lot that doctors can tell us, but information from
other children and families is very beneficial,” Amanda said.
The videos that Tabitha and other patients create using the To learn more, visit CopingClub.com.
Coping Cart help them cope with their condition. But now
these patient videos have an even bigger purpose – helping
other children, teens and families.
How you can help
Earlier this year, Kosair Children’s Hospital launched a new The Children’s Hospital Foundation is working to
website, CopingClub.com. With patients’ permission, portions fund a second Coping Cart at Kosair Children’s Hospital
of their Coping Cart videos are posted on CopingClub.com and so more patients can use this technology to share their
categorized by age, condition and gender. Through the website, experiences. To learn how you can support this effort, visit
patients at Kosair Children’s can share their videos – and their HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
coping strategies – with others facing similar challenges.
C A R T W H E E L S 5
Beating the odds
One baby’s miraculous
C hristine Horn was 24 weeks pregnant when her water
broke at midnight. Her husband, Larry, rushed her to
Norton Suburban Hospital, where maternal-fetal medicine
We lived in 12-hour specialists watched her carefully.
“I was so worried I was about to lose my wife and unborn
increments, and in daughter,” Larry said. “It was hard to be there and not be able
to do anything but sit and watch and wait.”
every 12-hour block After two days of constant monitoring in the hospital, the
baby’s heart rate was showing signs of distress and it was clear
that the tiny baby girl was not waiting any longer. Ava Grace
Ava would fight was born weighing 1 pound, 6 ounces and measuring just
12 inches long.
multiple battles. “When she was born she made the tiniest cry, barely audible
through the noise in the room,” Christine said, “and despite her
Some she won, small size, she was absolutely gorgeous.”
Even though she was small, Ava appeared to be healthy at
some she lost.” first. However, the neonatalogists in the neonatal intensive
care unit (NICU) at Norton Suburban soon discovered a heart
–Christine Horn condition that could require a pacemaker eventually and, at the
very least, constant monitoring and possibly surgery. Ava was
transferred to the NICU at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Christine was able to hold Ava for the first time on Mother’s
Day, when Ava was 1 week old.
Christine Horn holds daughter Ava
at Kosair Children’s Hospital
Dean Lavenson Photo
story Festival of
“It was amazing and scary to hold such a delicate being,”
Christine said. “I could only do it for about 30 seconds because
it overstimulated her so much.” Trees &
Further examination of Ava’s heart revealed an arrhythmia
known as long QT syndrome. Miraculously, one night it
corrected itself. However, because Ava was born prematurely,
one of the blood vessels in her heart that was supposed to close
at birth remained open, causing a pulmonary hemorrhage, or
bleeding in the lungs from the overflow of blood. This reduced
Ava’s chance of survival to 20 percent.
Odds were in Ava’s favor. Specialists and caregivers were
standing right there when the hemorrhage happened, and they Benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital
were able to immediately help her. After that, each day she neonatal intensive care unit
got stronger. At nearly 6 weeks old, Ava had gained an entire
pound and was no longer the smallest baby in the NICU. Her Nov. 12 to 14, 2010 Presented by
feedings consisted of just 23 calories at a time. Her eyes were Louisville slugger Field, 401 e. Main st.
developing, and the rest of her systems were growing, upping
her chance of survival to 98 percent. • trees, wreaths and greenery for sale
• Children’s activities
“Ava has done extremely well, in fact, better than we
• gift shop and sweet shop
could have imagined at first,” said Jonathan Cohen, M.D., • Kwanzaa, Jewish and Christian celebrations presented in
neonatology. “Babies born as early and weighing as little as conjunction with the Center for interfaith Relations and
she did have a chance, but it is small. She not only has done the Festival of Faiths
well but appears to have escaped some of the serious health
concerns that premature babies can have.” General admission: $3 for children under 12 and
“At Kosair Children’s Hospital, we have been able to give senior citizens (65+); $5 for adults; small additional
babies like Ava a great chance at a long, healthy life,” said Dan fee for children’s activities
Stewart, M.D., director of nurseries and professor of pediatrics
Friday, Nov. 12 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. “We have Preview day – no children’s activities
one of the highest survival rates in the country thanks to our
staff and caregivers.” Saturday, Nov. 13 • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“It’s a difficult thing to have a baby in the NICU. I had Sunday, Nov. 14 • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
hoped that the hardest part of our journey would be leaving scout days – patches for scouts and
the hospital with no baby, the critical first week of life, the children’s activities
heart problems diagnosed and planned to be fixed,” Christine
said. “Unfortunately, as we experienced every day, that was not Special ticketed events
the case. It’s difficult to explain the feeling, but you can’t allow
yourself to be too positive or too negative. The motto of the Friday, Nov. 12 • 6 to 9 p.m.
NICU seems to be two steps forward and one step backward. Dickens Family Night, presented by Rumpke Waste
Management. dickens-era costumed characters and
We lived in 12-hour increments, and in every 12-hour block carolers, pictures with santa Claus, special children’s
Ava would fight multiple battles. Some she won, some she lost. activities and fireworks. Children: $5; adults: $8; families
“We’re thankful to be past that part and on to a more normal of four or more: $25
Saturday, Nov. 20 • 6 p.m. to midnight
Today, Ava is growing by leaps and bounds. At 5 months
Snow Ball black-tie holiday party at the Marriott
old, she is at home with her family, which includes big brother Louisville downtown, presented by officeWare
–Maggie Roetker Visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com or call
(502) 629-KIDS to purchase tickets.
C A R T W H E E L S 7
Red hot tips
Keeping your family safe from fire and burns
a steaming shower and a hot cup of coffee may be your idea
of bliss, but they can present a safety hazard for your child.
Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some
In case of a fire, Rengers said the best defense is to have a
“Practice an escape plan with your child. Make sure exit
of the most common childhood accidents, according to routes are not blocked by furniture or heavy objects. Designate
Sharon Rengers, R.N., Children’s Hospital Foundation Office two different routes in case one is blocked by fire,” Rengers said.
of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s Hospital. Nearly 223 “Have an assigned meeting place outside the house so everyone
children had burns severe enough to need emergency care at knows where to go to be accounted for.”
Kosair Children’s Hospital in 2009. For more tips to keep your family safe, visit the
To protect kids from burns, electrical shocks and household comprehensive online library at KosairChildrens.com.
fires, Rengers offers these tips: –Keri Shain
• Electric water heaters should be set to 120ºF or below. Gas
water heaters should not be set above the “warm” setting. Helpful holiday hints
• Cook using the stove’s back burners, and turn pot handles
The holidays can present additional fire hazards. Remember
away from the front of the stove.
• Place hot foods and liquids on the center of the table.
• Keep electrical cords out of reach.
• Avoid using a microwave oven to heat baby formula or
• Don’t overload electrical outlets.
milk because you can’t control the temperature of the
• When purchasing a live tree, make sure it is fresh.
A fresh tree is green and the needles are hard to pull
• Don’t carry anything hot while holding a baby.
• Keep lighters and matches locked away.
• Do not place trees near fireplaces or radiators.
• Never leave a lit candle unattended, and do not burn
candles in kids’ rooms. Use battery-operated flameless “Families should be conscious of safety when visiting relatives
candles instead. and friends who do not have children in their home regularly,”
• Keep all portable heaters out of children’s reach and at least Rengers said. “It may be a good idea to talk through a quick
3 feet away from anything that can burn. safety checklist with friends and relatives before your child
“Install smoke alarms on every level of spends time in their home during the holidays.”
your home and in every sleeping area.
Check the batteries monthly,” Rengers
said. “It also is important to install a How you can help
carbon monoxide detector.” Kosair Children’s Hospital has
a long history of fire and burn
prevention efforts, including leading
the fight for groundbreaking
legislation that eventually led
to childproof devices being
required on lighters. To learn
how you can support safety and
prevention efforts through the
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Office of Child Advocacy, visit
Annette Cable Illustration
Dean Lavenson/Jamie Rhodes Photos
A little soldier with
the heart of a hero
Alex Bower of Brandenburg, Ky.
L ike many boys his age, Alex Bower dreams of being an
Army soldier when he grows up. While his parents love to
watch him play “soldier” around the house and yard, they know
Thanks to Kosair Children’s highly skilled medical team, Alex
came home a mere 18 days after his transplant.
“The staff at Kosair Children’s Hospital was unbelievable!”
he’s already fought a very serious battle. Lori said. “The transplant team met with us every day and made
Alex was born on Aug. 28, 2000, in Corydon, Ind. At first sure we were fully aware of everything going on. They began
doctors thought he had fluid on his lungs, but when he wasn’t training us to care for Alex from when he went on the waiting
getting better they discovered a heart murmur and transported list to after we left the hospital. They called every day once we
him to Kosair Children’s Hospital. There he was diagnosed were home, and even now they are on call 24/7.”
with a complex congenital heart defect so serious that a heart Aside from regular checkups and tests, and taking
transplant was his only option for survival. medication he’ll have to be on for life, today Alex is a typical
According to Alex’s surgeon Erle Austin, M.D., chief of fourth-grader – except that he loves telling people about his
cardiothoracic surgery at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Alex’s heart heart everywhere he goes!
had many abnormalities, including a single pumping chamber “We consider the team who took care of Alex a part of our
and a poorly functioning heart valve. extended family, and Alex looks forward to seeing them at his
“With this combination of defects, transplantation was quarterly appointments,” Lori said. “I could never put into
our only option,” said Dr. Austin, who’s also a professor of words how much we admire Dr. Austin and how thankful we
surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. are that he uses his talent to save lives every day.”
“Most complex heart defects can be treated with reconstructive –Jennifer Reynolds
surgery; thus, heart transplants aren’t that common – about 300
kids nationwide receive them per year.” Caring for kids needing heart transplants
“Alex went on the waiting list for a new heart when he was
Kosair Children’s Hospital has offered the only pediatric heart
only 4 days old,” said Alex’s mom, Lori. “It was terrifying to
transplant program in Kentucky since 1986. The program offers
learn that our first child would need a transplant. You have
the highest standard of care possible and continues to enhance
very mixed feelings, praying with every breath for your child to
its services to benefit children and families from throughout the
survive and knowing that it means another mother and father
will be losing their child if the call comes that they have a heart
Alex received his new heart on Sept. 19 at 22 days old – just How you can help
18 days after he was placed on the list. Children’s heart services at Kosair Children’s Hospital are
“We had to put all of our trust and faith in the medical team supported by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, helping fund
that was caring for him,” Lori recalled. “It’s the most helpless the most up-to-date equipment and ensuring specialists are
feeling in the world.” standing by to help kids like Alex. To lend your support, visit
HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com or call (502) 629-8060.
C A R T W H E E L S 9
A picture’s worth a thousand words
Special imaging makes medical
procedures easier for kids
i t has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.
For children in this region, pictures can now mean
easier treatment and recovery time thanks to new pediatric
interventional radiology services offered at Kosair Children’s
By making a small incision in a child’s skin, pediatric
interventional radiologists can guide catheter tubes, small
needles or other special equipment through the blood vessels of
a child’s body. They use real-time images from X-rays, CT scans
and ultrasound as the “road map” to areas that need diagnosis
or treatment, according to Jeffrey Foster, M.D., chief of the
department of pediatric radiology at Kosair Children’s Hospital
and associate professor of diagnostic radiology at the University
of Louisville School of Medicine.
Dr. Foster and the Kosair Children’s Hospital interventional
radiology team perform procedures to diagnose and treat
illnesses. They also work closely with other pediatric specialists
to find the best course of diagnosis and treatment for children
dealing with serious illnesses or injuries. Some examples of the way pediatric
interventional radiology is used:
• To guide instruments into an area of diseased
tissue to get a sample for diagnosing
infection or tumor
• To guide instruments through blood vessels
to open blocked vessels from the inside with
a small balloon or special high-tech metal
• To guide instruments into abnormal or
bleeding vessels to block blood flow or close
off the bleeding vessel
Annette Cable Illustrations
• To guide vascular access devices, such as
infusion ports, central lines and peripherally
inserted central catheter (PICC) lines, for
intermediate and long-term IV therapy
• To drain abnormal fluid collections in various
parts of the body using a needle or catheter
“Today, many conditions that once required traditional
surgeries can be treated less invasively using interventional
radiology,” Dr. Foster said. “These treatments offer fewer risks,
less pain and quicker recovery time.”
How you can help
The new state-of-the-art pediatric biplane angio-interventional radiology suite at Kosair Children’s Hospital is the first of its kind
in Kentucky and was funded by the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the WHAS Crusade for Children. To learn how you can
support these and other efforts “Just for Kids,” visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
Physician Spotlight Volunt r Spotlight
It’s all in the mind
Pediatric neurologist has
special touch with kids
Y ou may see Vinay Puri, M.D., in the hallways of
Kosair Children’s Hospital during patient rounds. Odds
are he’s the doctor wearing a brightly colored bow tie and a
Dean Lavenson Photo
If you happen to strike up a conversation, you’ll quickly
learn that Dr. Puri, like many doctors, nurses and staff
dedicated to the health and well-being of kids, is passionate
about providing the best care possible to children in our area
who have neurological conditions and disorders.
Dr. Puri takes a personal interest in his patients,
remembering details like what kinds of activities they’re Eddie Smith, regional director of restaurant operations for White Castle
involved in and how many brothers and sisters they have.
“It helps to be a parent, and I keep that in mind when I’m
talking to a patient and his or her parents,” Dr. Puri said. White Castle
“I have two little girls, ages 7 and 9, and I think about how
I would talk to them and how I would want information The famous tiny burgers
explained to me as a parent.”
As director of child neurology for Kosair Children’s Hospital help in a big way
and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Puri
works with a team of neurologists and neurosurgeons to
oversee programs and clinics that provide care to children
a fter taking a tour of Kosair Children’s Hospital, Eddie
Smith, regional director of restaurant operations for
White Castle, knew his company had to get involved with
dealing with various neurological and movement conditions,
the hospital’s mission somehow.
such as epilepsy, brain tumors and Tourette’s syndrome.
“I was very impressed with what I saw on the tour,” Smith
More than 6,000 children from Greater Louisville are treated
said. “I thought it was something we needed to be a part of.
by Dr. Puri and his colleagues each year. The team also cares
Helping the hospital just makes you feel good.”
for approximately 1,000 kids from various parts of Kentucky
That inspiration prompted Smith to work with the
through the commonwealth’s Commission for Children with
Children’s Hospital Foundation to create a fundraiser for
Special Health Care Needs.
White Castle to sell cookies to benefit Kosair Children’s
Putting children at ease is one of the first and most
Hospital. Now in its fourth year of fundraising, White
important steps and a key part of Dr. Puri’s philosophy for
Castle has made a change to offer two free burgers for a
treating pediatric patients.
“Kids and their parents feel better and
“We’ve raised almost $155,000 for the hospital over the
are more comfortable when
four-year span,” Smith said.
I take the time to listen to
White Castle also is involved in Kosair Children’s annual
their needs,” he said.
reunion for children who have spent time in the neonatal
“I make sure I don’t leave
intensive care unit and their immediate family members.
until every question is
The restaurant chain prepared 7,000 burgers for those
attending the 2010 NICU reunion.
–Michelle Robey “It was so neat to see all the kids treated at Kosair Children’s
Hospital as tiny infants come back,” Smith said. “Families were
talking about how appreciative they were of the care their
children received, and the children were all happy and
Vinay Puri, M.D., having fun.
and Cassidy Osborne “It’s all about the children – they are our future,
and Kosair Children’s Hospital does a great job of
taking care of our future.”
C A R T W H E E L S 11
N ws and Not s
Corporations for Kids Qdoba offers different take on
Qdoba Mexican Grill has committed $185,000 to support the
Kosair Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
through the “Just for Kids” Campaign. This support includes a
recent fall campaign in which Qdoba donated funds from each kids
meal sold and lent support to the American Girl Fashion Show.
This is in addition to previous support of $40,000.
Inaugural dining event is crowd
The first “A Taste of Corbett’s: Bourbon & Bowties” fundraising
event at Corbett’s: An American Place featured 10 chefs who
prepared specialty hors d’oeuvres to benefit Kosair Children’s
Hospital. The sold-out event raised $104,000 for the hospital’s area
of greatest need. Participating chefs were Kathy Cary, Lilly’s; Dean Joshua Araque from Qdoba prepares a meal in the new Qdoba NICU Family
Corbett, Chris Howerton and Kevin Rice, Corbett’s: An American Center to take to patients at the hospital.
Place; Jim Gerhardt, Limestone Restaurant; Jeff Jarfi, Jarfi’s Bistro
& Catering; Peng Looi, Asiatique and August Moon; Anoosh
Shariat, Browning’s Brewery & Restaurant; Daniel Stage, Louisville
Country Club; and Shawn Ward, Jack Fry’s. Paul’s Fruit Market helps
Paul’s Fruit Market has joined the Children’s Hospital
Do you have spare cans or cars? Foundation Office of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s
Industrial Services of America (ISA), a Louisville-based
Hospital in the fight against obesity, working on education and
recycling company, has announced a yearlong aluminum can
prevention efforts that are currently part of the Kohl’s “Just for
collection to raise funds for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
Kids” C.A.R.E. program. Known for fruit baskets, fresh produce
at Kosair Children’s Hospital. ISA also is accepting donations of
and Kentucky Proud products, Paul’s has committed $100,000
cars for the hospital. Cars are shredded and separated into
over the next five years and will work with child advocates to
develop health initiatives for Jefferson County Public Schools
Area businesses and organizations can pick up free boxes to use
and Norton Healthcare.
in the can collection. ISA also is accepting corporate donations.
Individuals can bring cans to any of ISA’s four locations. To date,
ISA has raised more than $100,000 for the hospital. To find
drop-off locations and learn more about car recycling, visit
Jockeys connect with kids
Jockeys riding at Churchill Downs took a break to visit
with patients at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Jamie Rhodes Photos
Pictured from left to right are Joe Johnson, Larry Sterling, Calvin Borel,
patient Kamryn Smith, Larry Melancon (standing) and Dean Mernagh.
Surgeon retires after 36 years of saving Louisville kids
When he moved to Louisville some 36 years ago, Hirikati S. Nagaraj, M.D., was the only general pediatric
surgeon on staff at what is now Kosair Children’s Hospital. Since then – and some 27,000 surgeries later –
he has saved countless children’s lives through his skills as a pediatric surgeon and the development of
new pediatric surgical techniques. In particular, Dr. Nagaraj has helped develop minimally invasive and
lifesaving procedures for children, including those with cancer and chest deformities, and premature and
critically ill infants.
Jamie Rhodes Photo
Dr. Nagaraj performed his final surgery at Kosair Children’s Hospital on June 30 before retiring on July 1.
A $2 million endowed chair in surgery has been established in Dr. Nagaraj’s honor through the Children’s
Hospital Foundation. The endowment will help fund specialists in pediatric surgery at Kosair Children’s
Hospital. To donate to this cause, visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com or call (502) 629-8060.
Hirikati Nagaraj, M.D., with one of his many patients, Jake Olash.
Grants from WHAS Crusade for
Children help hospital
The WHAS Crusade for Children has awarded four grants totaling
nearly $1 million to Kosair Children’s Hospital. These funds are being
matched by the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The grants will support
four key areas of the hospital: the Congenital Heart Center, neonatal
intensive care unit, emergency – trauma program and pharmacy.
Jonathan Roberts Photo
“By pairing support from the crusade and the Children’s Hospital
Foundation, we will be able to meet some of the hospital’s critical needs,”
said Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., executive director of the Children’s
Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., executive director of the Children’s
Hospital Foundation, accepts a check from North Harrison
Elementary School principal Lisa Jones; Hunter Crampton; Kira
Hanger, top school fundraiser; and Amanda Crampton. Also
pictured are Carol Tinkle and Jackie Cain with TWIGS of
Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Kids walk to help other kids
Marvin Young Photo
For the past 21 years, students at North Harrison
Elementary School in Ramsey, Ind., have held a
fundraiser for Kosair Children’s Hospital. In the past, it
was a read-a-thon. Last year’s first walk-a-thon raised
$16,491. This year, the school
Dan Stewart, M.D., director of nurseries; Vicki Montgomery, M.D., medical topped that amount by collecting
director, “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center; Thomas D. Kmetz, president of
Kosair Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Services; Dawn Lee, president and $23,250. The school’s fundraiser
CEO of the WHAS Crusade for Children; Christopher Johnsrude, M.D., director, is held in conjunction with
Congenital Heart Center; and David Foley, M.D., director, burns and trauma
TWIGS of Kosair Children’s
Hospital and has raised more
than $225,000 since it began.
“These kids are remarkable,” said Jackie Cain, TWIGS
president. “They, their parents and the teachers at the
Would you like to get involved with helping school work incredibly hard to help the hospital. It’s a
Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital great project that teaches them so many things.”
Foundation? Visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com
or call (502) 629-8060 to learn more.
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Upcoming Ev nts
Foundation Board oF trustees
For more information or to register for the events listed below,
Chair call (502) 629-KIDS or visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com
William J. Ehrig
Retired Senior Director, Government Relations
unless otherwise noted.
Yum! Brands Inc.
Doug York, CPA
President, Rodefer Moss & Co. PLLC
Through Dec. 3 “Healing Creatively” exhibit at the
Tonii Rizzo Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, an art exhibit by patients and family
Senior Vice President, Abel Construction
members at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Features a variety of media, including
Jonathan E. Dubins self-portraits, drawings, mixed media collages, sculptures, writing and
photography. General admission to the museum is $12 for families (two adults
Paul Oberst and all children), and free Oct. 22 and during the Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 Trolley Hops.
Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
Sarah Barker Brown
Director of Medicare Claims & Ancillary Services
President, TWIGS of Kosair Children’s Hospital
Bruce Dudley Dickens Family Night at the Festival of Trees & Lights,
Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
6 to 9 p.m., presented by Rumpke Waste Management
Robert D. Evans
12 to 14
Project Manager, Actus Lend Lease
President, Ingredient Resource Corp. Festival of Trees & Lights, Louisville Slugger Field,
Amy Garlove, M.D. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., presented by
Pediatrician, Children’s Health PLLC
Republic Bank (see page 7 for more details)
President & CEO, First Federal Savings Bank The Snow Ball, presented by OfficeWare (see page 7 for more details)
Karen L. Keith
Attorney, McMasters Keith Inc.
Thomas D. Kmetz
President Children’s Hospital Foundation car raffle drawing at the
Kosair Children’s Hospital & Pediatric Services
Snow Ball. Purchase tickets to win a new 2011 Sam Swope BMW 1 Series or
Chief Financial Officer & Counsel, ZirMed $30,000 in cash.
Wayne Mortenson, DMD
President & Owner, Mortenson Family Dental
Nicole Moseley, ARNP
Civic Volunteer December
Vice President & General Manager
Preferred Marketing Solutions
The Rev. Ronald C. Oliver, Ph.D., BCC
31 Did you make your end-of-year gift to Kosair Children’s
Hospital to maximize your tax deductions? There’s still time. Make a gift online
System Vice President, Mission and Outreach
Norton Healthcare at HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
President, Kosair Children’s Hospital Auxiliary
Ernest A. Sampson
President & CEO, KFG Enterprises Inc. January
Roger D. Shannon
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Steel Technologies Inc. Make plans to get fit by joining the Running for Kids team for the
Financial Planner, MET Financial Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon, presented by
Eddie Smith Walmart. You’ll receive motivation, training tips and support from a team while
Regional Vice President of Restaurant Operations
White Castle raising funds for Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Team Leader, Serve Ministry, Southeast Christian Church
Alyce Weixler University of Louisville Dance Marathon, presented by Chili’s Grill
Vice President & Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch & Bar. Join students as they stay on their feet all night to raise funds for
Marita Willis the Kosair Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Held at the
Vice President of Community Development
PNC Bank University of Louisville Swain Student Activities Center. For date and more
Richard S. Wolf, M.D. information, visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
Retired Medical Director
Kosair Children’s Hospital
C h i l d r e n ’ s H o s p i t a l F o u n d a t i o n A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 0 9
Children’s Hospital Foundation Creating a legacy
2009 financial information ‘Just for Kids’
Ways to give A look back at 2009
There are numerous ways you can help Kosair Children’s Hospital and
support the vital, lifesaving work done by our caregivers. Consider giving
gifts of cash, appreciated stock or naming the Children’s Hospital Foundation JANUARY
as a beneficiary in your will or trust.
• Children’s Hospital
Foundation awards a
net assets grant of $309,000 to
Unrestricted 21,828,161 fully fund the Office of
Temporarily restricted* 19,240,205 Child Advocacy of
Permanently restricted* 17,320,503 Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Total net assets 58,388,869
• Thomas D. Kmetz
becomes president of
Revenue Kosair Children’s Hospital
Contributions other than bequests 8,642,575 and Pediatric Services.
• Kosair Children’s Hospital
Total revenue 9,559,356
recognized as an ECMO (extracorporeal
membrane oxygenation) Center of
expenses Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life
Hospital programs/services 11,781,750 Support Organization; ECMO is a
Foundation expenses: heart-lung bypass treatment for infants,
– Personnel and benefits 1,146,344 children and adults.
– Supplies and postage 217,067
– Occupancy 77,262
– Fees, special services, other 373,776 • Foundation provides $1.3 million
Total operating expenses 13,596,199 for a renovation and upgrade to the
Change in net assets (4,036,843)
Net investment activity 5,968,171 • First “Just for Kids” Radiothon on Main
Line Broadcasting raises nearly $250,000.
Total increase/(decrease) in net assets 1,931,328
• Cis Gruebbel, R.N., named
Other philanthropic support paid directly to Kosair Children’s Hospital 5,088,999 chief nursing officer of
total philanthropic support for Kosair Children’s Hospital 14,648,355 Kosair Children’s Hospital.
*Temporarily restricted net assets are limited by donors to a specific time period or purpose. Permanently restricted
net assets have been restricted by donors to be maintained by the foundation in perpetuity.
For more information about supporting Kosair Children’s Hospital
or volunteering, call or e-mail the Children’s Hospital Foundation
at (502) 629-8060 or email@example.com, or visit
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C h i l d r e n ’ s H o s p i t a l F o u n d a t i o n A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 0 9
MARCH Children’s Hospital Foundation 2009 donors
• Rockin’ for Kids annual kids’ *Denotes Norton Healthcare employee Circle of Life/Champions for Kids
**Denotes 10-year consecutive donor, 2000 to 2009
concert raises funds to support the $50,000 to $99,999
For a list of memorial and tribute donations, American Girl Fashion Show 2009
Kosair Children’s music therapy program. visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Mary Catherine Davis Estate
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Douglas Ford
• Foundation establishes Established in August 2005, the Red Wagon Hall of Harrison County Community Foundation
Fame honors donors who have given a gift of $1 million Lewis & Margaret Herndon Trust**
$2 million endowed chair or more to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Donors Frances R. Jeffress Trust**
Louisville Baseball Club Inc.
are recognized with a special red wagon panel on the
for Hirikati Nagaraj, M.D., Children’s Hospital Foundation Wall of Light and Life in
Messer Construction Co.
Mr. & Mrs. Norman V. Noltemeyer
pediatric surgeon. the lobby of Kosair Children’s Hospital. The following Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Petrino
donors are members of the Red Wagon Hall of Fame Claiborne Pirtle Trust**
thanks to their generous lifetime giving. The PNC Foundation
• Officials break ground on The Sam & Bonnie Rechter Family Charitable Trust
Mr. & Mrs. G. Hunt Rounsavall
Kosair Children’s Medical Red Wagon Hall of Fame, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew L. Shapira
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
$1,000,000 and above Meredyth Flood Thomas Estate
Center – Brownsboro. Leo & Edris B. Atkins Estate Edna Mae White Estate
Robert E. Brennan Trust U.W.
Crescent Hill Women’s Club
Bernadine Deis Estate President’s Circle
Elizabeth Turner Campbell Foundation
Festival of Trees & Lights
$25,000 to $49,999
Lewis & Margaret Herndon Trust Fund Anonymous**
Frances R. Jeffress Trust Fund Autism Research Institute
Kosair Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Saundra A. Benzinger Estate
Mr. & Mrs. William T. Mills III and Family Bluegrass Family Health
APRIL Claiborne Pirtle Trust Fund U.A. Opal Godfrey Brennan
Irvin S. Rider Jr. Estate
Jeanne V. Spicker Estate Carol B. McFerran Memorial Fund**
TWIGS of Kosair Children’s Hospital Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
• Foundation provides funding that allows WHAS Crusade for Children Inc. I.N. Bloom Elementary School
advanced brain monitoring in premature The Little Clinic
Wade Mountz Heritage society Meijer Inc.
and critically ill infants in support of Mortenson Family Dental
Established in 2008, the Wade Mountz Heritage Society
Dr. & Mrs. Hirikati S. Nagaraj
pediatric neuroscience research. recognizes individuals who have made irrevocable
Marie Newby Estate
planned gifts of $100,000 or more to support the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
mission and vision of Kosair Children’s Hospital through Virginia E. Paddocks Estate
• Children’s Hospital the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The following donors Qdoba Mexican Restaurant
are members of the Wade Mountz Heritage Society: Schmidt-Messmer Charitable Trust**
Foundation Golf Outing Texas Roadhouse
University Pediatrics Foundation Inc.**
raises $285,000. Charter class of 2008 UPS Foundation Inc.
Mr. Max G. Baumgardner Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Mr. Jonathan E. Dubins White Castle System
• Kosair Children’s Hospital Mr. & Mrs. William J. Ehrig
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Eighmey Jr.
and the foundation unveil Mr. & Mrs. R.K. Guillaume Circle of Care
Ms. Debbie Irwin
the renovated and Mr. & Mrs. G. Hunt Rounsavall $10,000 to $24,999
Charlotte S. & L.E. “Sonny” Tharp University Healthcare Inc.
expanded imaging and Mr. & Mrs. Alan Bernard
Dr. & Mrs. Salvatore Bertolone*
sedation department. Class of 2009 Best Dressed
Mr. & Mrs. William T. Mills III and Family Ms. Maria L. Bouvette
The foundation provided Mr. & Mrs. Steve Mullins Mr. & Mrs. Owsley Brown II
Col. Clancy B. York Butterflies for Maddie/Mr. & Mrs. Tony Morgan
philanthropic leadership to Cardinal Uniforms Inc.
Corbett Construction Co. Inc.**
reach the $10.2 million goal Class of 2010 Costco Wholesale
Mr. & Mrs. Russell F. Cox Margaret E. & Stephen E. Diebold Charitable Foundation Inc.,
to support the department’s expansion Mr. & Mrs. Paul Shrader by Peg & Steve Diebold
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Williams Diversified Investment Advisors
and renovation. ERJ Dining LLC dba Chili’s Grill & Bar
Circle of innovation Irvin F. & Alice S. Etscorn Charitable Foundation**
Mrs. Glenda L. Ford
$500,000 to $999,999 Foresters
MAY Elizabeth Turner Campbell Foundation
Federal Poison Control Center Grants
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gahm Jr.
General Electric Employees Community Fund
Mr. Kevin J. Hable
Harding, Shymanski & Co. PSC
• Four families make gifts Circle of Progress HMS Host International Airport
Hussung Mechanical Contractors Inc.
to the foundation totaling $250,000 to $499,999 Industrial Services of America Inc. (ISA)
Children’s Miracle Network Kentucky Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association
more than $5 million; they Festival of Trees & Lights** Kentucky Wireless Association
HRSA – Department of Health & Human Services Kosair Charities Committee Inc.**
are inducted into the Wade Paul W. Ogle Foundation Lockton Companies LLC
Republic Bank & Trust Co. Marriott Louisville Downtown
Mountz Heritage Society. Estate of William Steineker** Mary Butler Longest Foundation
Col. Clancy B. York Mrs. Eleanor B. Miller
Morrison Management Specialists
• More than 3,000 people attend Mary Lafon Circle Norton Healthcare Foundation
the NICU and 3N Reunion at the $100,000 to $249,999 Corneille Overstreet Trust**
Robert E. Brennan Trust** Pediatric Cardiology Associates PSC
Louisville Zoo. Mr. G. Garvin Brown III Mrs. Karen Petersen
Family Allergy & Asthma Dr. Rolando Puno*
Elmer Heimerdinger Estate Ronald McDonald House Charities
Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County River Road Asset Management
Kohl’s Department Stores Sam Swope BMW
The Robert W. Rounsavall Jr. Family Foundation Inc. Trilogy Health Services
TWIGS of Kosair Children’s Hospital
United Way – Kentucky State Government
University Pediatrics Foundation Inc. Aperio Technologies Inc.
Gertrude Walker Estate
Mr. & Mrs. Robert McD Webb
Blue & Co.
Will Power Foundation Kendra Bosley*
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP** Brantley Security Inc.
Yum! Brands Inc.** Charlotte Bullock Trust • With assistance from the
Cabbage Patch Settlement House Inc.
Caney Fork Presbyterian Church
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Circle of Light Dr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Casale
Auxiliary, the foundation
$5,000 to $9,999 Central States Coca-Cola Bottling – Louisville Office
Child’s Play Charity provides funding to begin
Abel Construction Co. Inc.
Mildred Clark Estate
CMTA Inc. renovations of the
William C. Almstedt Foundation
Russell F. Cox*
AmerisourceBergen Services Corp.
Karl Danielson* hospital’s fourth floor.
B & S Electric Supply
Dr. & Mrs. Suresh S. Das*
Mr. & Mrs. Mathew Barzun
Robert B. Diehl Fund
• U.S. News & World Report
Mr. Andrew & Dr. Maria M. Beck
Bee Line Courier Service Inc.
Mr. Jonathan E. Dubins
names Kosair Children’s
Bluegrass Balloon Festival
Mr. & Mrs. William John Ehrig Hospital among the top
Mr. H. Joseph Bobzien Jr.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation
Epstein, Becker & Green P.C. 30 pediatric hospitals
The Estopinal Group LLC
F.W. Owens Co. Inc. in the country for the
Dr. & Mrs. John Buchino
Faulkner Real Estate Corp.
Charlotte Bullock Trust**
First Federal Savings Bank treatment of respiratory
Food Team Inc.
Evelyn Russell Cary Estate
CB Richard Ellis/Louisville LLC
Brent & Kim Glotzbach disorders.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry L.E. Gordinier
Flora B. Cherry Trust Fund**
Class Act Federal Credit Union
Mr. Jack Hagerty • Kohl’s Cares provides a grant for
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PSC
Diversified Automation/Diversified Conveyors
Mrs. Barbara W. Hendricks $152,000 to the foundation to establish
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Dunbar
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Hendricks
Fifth Third Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Henke obesity prevention education as part of
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Ford
Heritage Christian Academy
Interactive Intelligence the Kohl’s “Just for Kids” C.A.R.E. (Child
Gould’s Discount Medical
O.H. Irvine Trust**
Greater Louisville Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Diller B. Groff
Mr. Eric L. Ison Advocacy Regional Education) Program
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Mr. & Mrs. Frank F. Harshaw
JohnsonDiversey Inc. at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Mr. Richard Jones & Ms. Ann Walsh-Jones
Kentucky Hospital Association**
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Kmetz* • ISA Recycling holds “Cans for Kids”
Kentuckiana Perinatology PSC
Koch Filter Corp.
The Harry Kletter Family Charitable Foundation
Mr. James Kotowski & Dr. Vicki Montgomery recycling drive to raise funds for
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Mrs. Penny L. Lacy
L & N Federal Credit Union
Lamkin Wealth Management Kosair Children’s Hospital.
The Laurel Foundation
Little Sturgis Rally**
The Maplewood Foundation
Logan’s Healthcare Linen Service
Material Handling Systems Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Erik T. Mayes
Mr. Rory McMahan
Mr. & Mrs. Riordan W. McNerney
Medline Industries Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Moseley AUGUST
National SAFE KIDS Campaign**
Pine Tree Mechanical
Middleton & Reutlinger
Mr. & Mrs. Duane J. Murner
John S. Rankin Charitable Trust • Foundation funds the
Ready Electric Co. Inc.
Neonatal Associates PSC continuation of Safety
Sacred Heart Model School
Burton Sanders Estate**
New Horizons Office Interiors Inc. City, a child safety
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Kristin Spalding Memorial Fund
Owen Funeral Homes Inc. education program at
Elizabeth C. Thomas Fund
The Paradis Foundation Bates Elementary School
Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.
Mr. Jay A. Paradis III
U.S. FoodService – Indianapolis
Patrick Calhoun Jr. Charitable Trust**
United Mail Sorting Inc. for all school-age children
Pediatric & Perinatal Pathology Associates PSC
University Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates PSC
Pediatric Anesthesia Association PSC
University of Louisville Dance Marathon in Greater Louisville.
Phillips, Parker, Orberson & Arnett PLC
University of Louisville Pediatric Critical Care
Planet Telecom Connected LLC
Siouxland Dental Health
Mary Ann & Rick Watkins**
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
Stengel-Hill Architecture Inc.
Wellpoint Foundation SEPTEMBER
Whayne Supply Co.**
Dr. & Mrs. Dan Stewart
System Parking Inc.
Dr. Kenneth Wilson* • The Kosair Children’s Hospital cardiac
Hannah Taylor Memorial Fund
Team Shaan Foundation
Albert O. Thomas Trust Circle of Hope telemedicine program expands with
Thompson, Miller & Simpson PLC
Kathryn H. Trumbull Trust $1,000 to $2,499 foundation support.
Tyler Mob LLC Abbott Laboratories Employee Giving Campaign
United Fund Drive of Calvert City Mrs. Edwin P. Abell
United Graphics of Louisville AmStar Inc. • Foundation awards a $2.7 million grant
United Parcel Service (UPS) Mr. Jack Antle
University of Louisville Matthew Ayers* to begin construction and purchase
University Pediatric Surgery Associates PSC** Tina Emerson Ballard*
Mr. & Mrs. David A. Velander Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Ballew Jr. equipment for the new Kosair Children’s
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Velander Bardstown Early Childhood
Dr. & Mrs. Gregory West Mary Jo Bean* Hospital interventional radiology suite.
Clyde L. Wilson Estate Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London & Titzer Inc.
Woodward, Hobson & Fulton LLP Bittners LLC
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP Ms. Colleen M. Boeckmann
Yum! Brands Foundation Inc. H.F. Boehl Trust**
ZirMed Inc. David Boome*
Circle of Miracles Bowling Green Junior High School
Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings LLP
$2,500 to $4,999 Bright & Son Construction
3M General Offices Buffalo Wild Wings – St. Matthews
Active Network Mr. David Burianek
Advance Ready Mix Concrete Inc. Mr. Brian Butler
Dana Allen* Camden Property Trust
America’s Window LLC Capital Access Corp. – Kentucky
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C h i l d r e n ’ s H o s p i t a l F o u n d a t i o n A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 0 9
Cardinal Health Foundation Inc. Mr. Dale B. Skaggs Jr.
OCTOBER Dr. Tami B. Cassis Ms. Khrista Solomon
Mr. & Mrs. Tim Carrigan Ms. Kristin Spies
Jane H. Coburn Estate Steel Technologies Inc.
• Third annual American Girl Mr. & Mrs. Christopher V. Crider Stoll, Keenon, Ogden PLLC
Dr. & Mrs. Paul W. Cronen Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Stowers
Fashion Show raises more Mrs. Kimberly A. Dattilo-Gorski Mr. & Mrs. Scott Street
Mrs. Lois U. Davis Elbert G. Sutcliffe III Memorial Trust Fund**
than $65,000 to support Joseph DeVenuto* Mr. & Mrs. Mark Alan Sutherland
DKH Inc. – Chicken King Swags Sport Shoes Inc.
the NICU. Mr. & Mrs. Brian Donaghy Lisa Tong*
Mr. Kevin A. Doyle Mrs. Barbara A. Umansky
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce K. Dudley United Way
Mr. James A. Ellis Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Vaught**
Essex Healthcare Corp. Deve Vetter*
Lauren Esterly* Scott Watkins*
Etoile Sunday School Class Weber & Rose PSC**
NOVEMBER Robyn Evans*
Family Tree Foundation Inc.
Mrs. Alyce Weixler
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Westerman
Fern Creek Elementary School Williams Gas Pipeline-Texas Gas
• Annual Festival of Trees Ginger Figg* Stephen A. Williams*
David Figge* Douglas Winkelhake*
& Lights, Snow Ball and Foley & Lardner LLP W-M Lumber & Wood Products Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Keith D. Forwith Ms. Grace M. Wooding
car raffle raise more than Franklin Templeton Institutional LLC Dr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Wright**
Fraternal Order of Eagles #2173 Brian C. Yarberry*
$310,000 to support the Frito-Lay Inc. Zoeller Co.
Mrs. Christi M. Fuller
$24 million NICU expansion Galen Health Institutes Inc.
Mr. Lee Garlove & Dr. Amy Garlove
Circle of Joy
and renovation. Shelley Gast* $500 to $999
The General Electric Foundation
Family & Friends of Floyd Alford
Graves County High School
• New Qdoba Mexican Grill NICU Family Mrs. Ruth J. Allen
Samantha Duff & Family
Mrs. Ann S. Gustafson
Center opens. Carl Amorose*
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hardesty
Mr. Kevin Anderson
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Ansert
Mr. & Mrs. George E. Hart
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Arnett
• New comprehensive health information Mr. Prentice A. Harvey**
Tracy Blair Haus Insurance Agency Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Carsten Bach
made available on KosairChildrens.com Mr. Blane Scott Hawkins
as part of the Kohl’s “Just for Kids” Cathy Baker*
Dr. Steven Hester*
Mr. Gary W. Batts
C.A.R.E. (Child Advocacy Regional Mr. Dwight A. Beall
Mr. William Hollander & Ms. Lisa Keener**
Mr. Gene W. Hovendon
Education) Program; made possible Paula Blackburn*
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Blair
Interstate 65 Truck Sales Inc.
by generous support from Kohl’s Mrs. Karen N. Blair
Ann M. Jirkovsky & William E. Fenton**
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Blandford**
Mr. & Mrs. David Jones
department stores in partnership with Mr. & Mrs. David A. Jones
Mr. Steven Jones
the foundation. Ms. Karen L. Keith
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keyes
Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Brohman
Mr. Lyle E. Kooima
• “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center Ms. Amy L. Brown
Mr. & Mrs. David Kraft
Dr. Forrest S. Kuhn Jr.
receives the Medal of Honor for Debra Bryant*
Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Kute
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Bryant
L & N Employees Giving Fund
achievements in promoting organ and Leslie H. Buddeke*
The Riley Jane Lawrence & Claudia Faye Wadlington Fund
Mr. Albert J. Burton
Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Lehocky
tissue donation from the U.S. Department Mr. Bob Leidgen
Mr. & Mrs. Garrell R. Butler
Calloway County High School**
Louisville Apartment Association
of Health and Human Services. Ms. Gail Lyttle
Mrs. Deborah R. Campbell
Mr. Raymond Carcione
James W. May Estate
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Inc.
• Construction of a new Richard Carrico*
Mrs. Julia Carstanjen
Mr. & Mrs. Rob Meyer
neurosurgical operating Mr. & Mrs. Terry D. Carter
Michael Koch & Associates
The Cecilian Bank
Mildred V. Horn Foundation
room is completed Charlestown High School – 2002
Mr. Donald J. Miniard
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Church
Modern Management Inc.
thanks to funding from Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Moore Security LLC
Mount Moriah Baptist Church
the foundation. Mr. & Mrs. Austin Musselman
Mr. Donald W. Collier
Community Health Charities of Kentucky
Mr. & Mrs. Brent R. Myers
Ms. Freda Nelson
Mr. John L. Newcomb
Janice Coogle Estate
Newport Central Catholic High School
Mr. & Mrs. Gouverneur Nixon
Mary Michael Corbett*
Dr. & Mrs. Christopher E. Noonan
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Crowley
Okolona Pest Control Inc.
Martha Henry Crume Estate
Dr. & Mrs. Pradip D. Patel
Mr. Christopher Pendleton
Mr. Terry L. Peterman
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Darrah
Mr. Curtis Phillips
Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Pierce
Dr. Rick DeNardo
Ponder & Co.
Portland Recycling Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Paul D. Diebold
Process Machinery Charitable Foundation
Ms. Janice W. Dishon
Drs. Jonathan Reinstine & Paige Hertweck
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Drumm
Mrs. Agnes G. Eckhoff**
Mr. & Mrs. Hank Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. Rich Edelson
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rust
Mr. & Mrs. Karl K. Eisenmenger
Sara Lee Food & Beverage
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Englehart**
Dr. Gregory Schmieder*
Seim, Johnson, Sestak & Quist LLP
Facilities Management Services Inc.
Mr. Larry Shapin
Dr. Mary Fallat & Mr. C. Thomas Walker Jr.*
Dr. Loretta T. Shearer
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Mr. Leonard Simon
Mr. Thomas E. Fielding Nassim & Associates PSC
Lynna Fischer* Network for Good
Steve Fischer* Clark Neuman*
Judy Fisher* New Brandenburg Southern Baptist Church
• Foundation provides
Brian Flora Photography Mr. Bryan A. Norrod $4 million for phase III
Richard Forest* Odon Locker Inc.
Peggy & Ron Fortune* The Oertel-Nuetzel Memorial Fund renovation of the NICU
Dr. Sofia M. Franco Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Osborne
Mrs. Erin R. Frazier Park Community Federal Credit Union at Kosair Children’s
Ms. Virginia S. Frazier Mr. James S. Parobek Jr.
Mrs. Linda G. Freeman Pepsi Americas Hospital.
G.C. Williams Funeral Home Barbara Pittman*
Mr. & Mrs. R. Lafayette Gant Douglas Pollefeyt*
The Gardner Foundation Inc. Mrs. Faye Power
Mrs. Marea B. Gardner & Family The Premature & Sick Infant Fund Inc.
• “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center
Mr. Nicholas Gardner Mrs. Magnolia Quillen** receives the Beacon Award presented
Mr. Matt L. Garlove Jr. Beth Quinn*
Mr. Edward Bennett & Ms. Carolyn Gatz Mrs. Amanda D. Quire by the American Association of
Malcolm Giles* Mr. W. Earl Reed III
Mr. Robert Gill Sharon J. Rengers*** Critical-Care Nurses for achieving
Deborah Givens* Bill Ritchie*
Global Impact Mr. Stephen P. Rivette high-quality outcomes.
JoAnne A. Glotzbach Mr. Ernest M. Rogers
Mrs. Dorothy Graham Mr. Charles D. Rose Jr.
Jim Graham* Dianne Rowan*
Helen Grenough* Mr. David Ruckriegel
Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Griffin Mrs. Catherine Brown Rueff
Ms. Sandra L. Gutermuth
Mr. & Mrs. Bill E. Hall
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ruppe
2009 WRAP UP
Mrs. June Hampe** St. Gabriel School’s Student Council
Mr. James C. Hart Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Sakulich
Carol Haub* Mr. Ernie Sampson • Children’s Hospital Foundation Office
Ms. Kimberly Hawthorne Mr. & Mrs. Scott Sanders
Rita Hayes* Mr. Douglas A. Sargent of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s
Healthland John Sass*
Timothy Higdon* Mr. & Mrs. Dale A. Schaefer Hospital conducts more than 600 car
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hoffman Vaughan Scott
Rhonda Hoffman* The Scottish Society of Louisville seat clinics.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Holwerda Max & Ellen Shapira
Gene Hornback* Sherman & Patterson Ltd.
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Howard** Mr. Charles Shipley • Kosair Children’s Hospital cares for
Mrs. Melissa A. Huff Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Sinclair**
Neil Huffman Nissan Therese Sirles* more than 116,000 children from
Hummel, Coan, Miller, & Sage Mr. & Mrs. Gary P. Smith
Infotec Services Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Solley Jr. throughout Kentucky and Southern
Integrated Information Systems Mr. & Mrs. Mark F. Sommer
Erika Janes* Southern Central Bank of Hardin County Indiana.
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Mr. John T. Spaugh
Dr. Su Kang Annette Stambaugh*
Alice Keeling* Dr. & Mrs. Ishmael W. Stevens • NICU admits 1,245
Mr. & Mrs. Justin C. Keeton Stites & Harbison PLLC
Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Kelly Mr. William A. Stone babies, the highest
Dr. Michael G. Kemper Stopher Elementary School
Jackie Kennedy* Andrew Strausbaugh* annual number to date.
Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Teresa Stroud*
Kentucky Derby Festival Superior Van & Mobility LLC
Kepley Excavating Inc. Gerald F. Svoboda*
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Key** T & C Contracting Inc.
Mr. Robert W. Kiser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tanguay
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Kletter Mr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Tharp
Koetter Woodworking Inc. Kim Tharp-Barrie*
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Kohn Mr. & Mrs. C.J. Theobald
Sara Krause* Throop Elementary School**
Mrs. Norma M. Krieger United Way of Greater Los Angeles
The Kroger Co. United Way of Kentucky**
Karen Kuban* United Way of the Ohio Valley
Brent Lange & Dawn Price Mr. & Mrs. Chris Utz & Stephen**
Stephanie Lanham* Augusta C. Van Ruff Estate**
Ms. Laura Larimore Sharletta Vaughn*
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Lechleiter Mrs. Betty Vinson
Mr. & Mrs. R. Miles Lee Jr. Major & Mrs. Michael P. Vriesenga
Tawanda Lewis Mrs. Hill H. Walthall
Jeff Lilly* Mr. & Mrs. John J. Wasz
Logan County High School Water Valley Baptist Church**
Anne Long* Mr. & Mrs. Granville Watson
Ms. Ginny Longnecker Kelly Webb*
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government** Janice White*
Steve MacLauchlan* Lauren M. White*
Mr. & Mrs. Bob L. Maddox Lauren & Ryan Wigginton*
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Mallory Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust
Mr. & Mrs. Steven W. Mangus Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Wolff
Mr. & Mrs. Danny J. Manning Mrs. Martha B. Wolford
Martin F. Schmidt/Kate Schmidt Moninger Fund Mr. David Yunker
Mary Theresa Massey*
Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred M. McCord Jr. The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic
Leaha G. McCrite entity of Kosair Children’s Hospital. To make a gift, return
Ms. Kathy McDonald
Mrs. Jennifer McKim the envelope enclosed in this issue of Cart Wheels or
McLean County High School visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com. You also
The Bank of New York Mellon may call the Children’s Hospital Foundation
Steven Menaugh* at (502) 629-8060.
Messer Construction Co.
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard W. Meyer Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. John P. Michaud** Efforts have been made to include all 2009 gifts. If a
Jessie Earl Miller Estate name was overlooked or printed incorrectly, please
Lloyd Miller* accept our apologies. You are encouraged to contact
Minors Lane Elementary School us to correct the error: Children’s Hospital Foundation,
Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club 234 E. Gray St., Suite 450, Louisville, KY 40202,
Ms. Nicole Moseley
Kevin Muench* (502) 629-8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muhlenberg North High School
Mr. Danny C. Myatt
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry E. Myers
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Kosair Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s P.O. Box 35070
only full-service, free-standing pediatric Louisville, KY 40232-5070
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
contributions that help children, call
(502) 629-8060 or (800) 444-2523 or visit
To learn more about volunteer
opportunities at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Just for
call (502) 629-6122.
CartWh ls Winter 2010
A quarterly publication of Kosair Children’s
Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Foundation
Contact us at:
Kosair Children’s Hospital information line
(502) 629-Kids • (877) 4-KCh-Kids
Children’s Hospital Foundation
(502) 629-8060 • (800) 444-2523
This is just for Robbie, who will soon land in the emergency department of the new
Managing editors - Michelle Robey and
Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro. And he’ll be in great hands, because he
Maggie Skibba Roetker
Medical adviser - Stephen Wright, M.D.
will be treated by pediatric specialists who know how to treat kids like Robbie with the
Creative director - David Miller kind of personal attention you would expect. From emergencies to outpatient surgical
Designer - Mary Lou Fitzer procedures and diagnostics, there’s another place to go. We offer the level of pediatric
Copy editors - Jen Reynolds, Tammy Warren specialty care that made Kosair Children’s Hospital famous. Available in an outpatient setting.
We built it just for kids just like Robbie. For more information ask your child’s doctor.
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Visit us at KosairChildrens.com.