Keeneland Concurs d’Elegance and our benefactor Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) is the only children’s hospital serving central and eastern Kentucky with a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric intensive care unit, a pediatric and neonatal transport team and more than 30 advanced pediatric subspecialty programs. Their mission is to improve the lives and health of Kentucky’s children through patient care, education and research. Their goal is to become the regional, tertiary center of choice for Kentucky’s children by providing high-quality, family-centered care.
The Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, a 501(c)(3), has provided support to KCH since 2006.
“When we toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, we were so impressed with the care provided by the health professionals,” said Connie Jones/Chair. “Babies throughout Kentucky are born prematurely or are sick and we want to help alleviate this problem. It is such a joy to have a happy, healthy baby.”
Donations – such as those from the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance helps move Children’s Hospital closer to fulfilling their mission and reaching its goals. In our years of support our donations has been focused on robotic patients / simulation-babies. A great teaching aid to students and doctors alike. As the Keeneland Concours team approaches its second decade – we are all very proud to be helping with the great work KCH performs day in and day out.
Through their generosity the following support has been provided to KCH:
Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Endowment for Newborn Research
Funds basic and translation research for our caregivers and basic scientists in the NICU
$511,821 endowment established
$125,000 to fund the creation of a pediatric simulation lab in KCH
$50,000 to fund the purchase of the next generation of portable pediatric simulation training systems
$50,000 in support of KCH programs and family support
Total giving to date $736,821
The conference room in the new KCH entry was named in their honor for their support.
This space is a dedicated conference and meeting room in KCH which will be used by faculty, staff and volunteers.