University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital – Our Beneficiary

Proud to continue our 16 years of support to University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

It was a privilege to have the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital Transport team at our event again. This time we asked them to explain what makes them so special and the relationship with Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. Here’s the link to that video.

University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital

University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital  has Eastern and Central Kentucky’s only Level I pediatric trauma center, Level IV newborn (neonatal) intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit. You’ll also find more than 30 advanced sub-specialty programs, such as pediatric oncology and pediatric surgery. That means when your child needs the highest level of advanced specialty care, it’s available right here, close to home.

The pediatric doctors, nurses, surgeons and healthcare specialists at Kentucky Children’s Hospital are among Kentucky’s best. They’re people who’ve made caring for children their life’s work. Their skills and experience make them a valuable part of caring for Kentucky’s kids. At University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, you’ll find family-centered care. Kids aren’t the only people they care for; they care for families too. They are here to help you choose a doctor and find the health care resources you want and need for your child and family.

How has Keeneland Concours d’Elgance helped?

Donations – such as those from the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance help move the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital closer to fulfilling their mission and reaching its goals. In our years of support, our donations have 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 h be helping with the great work UKCH performs day in and day out.

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 UKCH $50,000 to fund the purchase of the next generation of portable pediatric simulation training systems $50,000 in support of UKCH programs and family support.

Total giving to date $736,821.

Tom Jones, KCdE chair is shown the training and use of the infant sim bots.

The conference room in the new UKCH entry was named in their honor for their support. This space is a dedicated conference and meeting room in UKCH which will be used by faculty, staff and volunteers.