Kosair Charities recently awarded $100,000 to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation to purchase equipment for the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and to expand pediatric therapy services in Radcliff.
“Hardin Memorial Health cared for 135 babies in Central Kentucky’s only Level II NICU last year and needs to expand pediatric therapy in the northern portion of Hardin County,” Kosair Charities President Keith Inman, an Elizabethtown native, said in a news release. “We could not be happier to help the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation help HMH do more for so many babies and children.”
Kosair Charities has contributed $403,060 to the foundation since 2016, its chairman Joe Prather said in the release. He thanked the Louisville-based charitable organization and its local supporters — the Knights of Columbus 1455 and the Riasok Shrine Club — for the continued support of young HMH patients.
“Each year the long-standing Brotherhood Banquet, hosted by these community organizations, raises money for Kosair Charities. Keith and Kosair Charities so generously return what we raise and much more so that our region’s precious children have access to the best possible care, close to home,” Prather said in the release.
The release said the grant will fund equipment for HMH’s growing NICU including a Panda Warmer — a temperature-controlled bed — to increase the NICU’s capacity as well as milk-warming equipment, specialized bathing equipment and equipment for multiple births, including a triplet fetal monitor.
At the Radcliff HMH Pediatric Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, the money will pay for additional tools and technologies therapists need to help children with their auditory senses, motor skills, coordination development, balance and speech, the release said.