LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2012) — On Nov. 16, the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance presented a $25,000 check to support the Kentucky Children’s Hospital infant simulator program.
The check represents the first of a three-year commitment to fund the purchase of three infant simulators for the pediatrics department. Physicians, medical students and other healthcare providers will use the simulators to train in treating pediatric conditions.
Tom and Connie Jones, co-chairs of the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, presented the check to Erich Maul, DO, assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Kentucky College of Medicine and hospitalist, Kentucky Children’s Hospital; Joseph B. Zwischenberger, MD, chairman, Department of Surgery and professor of pediatrics; Carmel Wallace, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of General Pediatrics; and Michael Karpf, MD, executive vice president of health affairs.
“We’re grateful for the ongoing support from the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance that will help improve healthcare for the children of Kentucky,” Zwischenberger said. “The Concours has become a top event in Central Kentucky and we thank everyone who plays a part in making it happen.”
Kentucky Children’s Hospital has been the beneficiary of the Keeneland Concours since the first event in 2004.
The 10th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for July 18-21, 2013, when the featured marque will be Mustang, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of its introduction.
The annual event draws thousands. Activities include a Bourbon Tour, Hangar Bash and the Tour d’Elegance of scenic Kentucky back roads. Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital to help bring better healthcare to the children of Kentucky. For more information, visit www.keenelandconcours.com.