Frankfort, KY (September 21, 2012) – Frankfort Regional Medical Center is proud to announce a partnership with Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville for specialty pediatric care. By partnering with one of the country’s top-ranked children’s hospitals, Frankfort Regional will receive additional support for pediatric care. Subspecialists from Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics have begun seeing patients in Frankfort on a rotating basis.
“We are excited about this partnership and look forward to continuing Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s commitment to excellence in pediatric care,” said Chip Peal, Chief Executive Officer at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. “Having subspecialists from Kosair Children’s Hospital here at Frankfort Regional means parents in our communities won’t have to travel far to experience the most advanced care and consultations.”
The physicians from Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville represent a number of pediatric subspecialties, including endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, urology and surgery.
“The goal of our partnership is to extend access to Kosair Children’s Hospital’s resources and pediatric specialty care throughout the region,” says Thomas D. Kmetz, president of Kosair Children’s Hospital. “By providing subspecialty services in Frankfort, it’s easier for local patients to have access to our special type of care that’s ‘just for kids.’”
“It is always our goal to provide the best care possible for our smallest patients,” says Bradley Chase, MD, board certified pediatrician on staff at Frankfort Regional.
Kosair Children’s Outpatient Center – Frankfort is located at 279 King’s Daughters Drive, Suite 200 in the Frankfort Medical Pavilion next to the hospital. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (502) 227-0901.
About Frankfort Regional Medical Center
Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Frankfort Regional Medical Center is a 173-bed, acute care facility that serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen, Woodford, Shelby and surrounding counties. The medical center has received numerous awards and accolades for its quality of care, including Magnet® designation for nursing excellence. The hospital offers an array of specialized services to meet the community’s health and wellness needs, and has been accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information, visit FrankfortRegional.com.
About Kosair Children’s Hospital
Licensed for 263 beds and recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in America, Kosair Children’s Hospital is located in the downtown Louisville Medical Center. It is the region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, and the only hospital in Kentucky offering a pediatric trauma center. Kosair Children’s provides a complete range of services for children, including pediatric intensive care and one of the nation’s largest intensive care nurseries for newborns.
Kosair Children’s Hospital serves as the pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is supported by the Children’s Hospital Foundation. As part of its commitment to teaching and research, the hospital offers special programs for cancer; heart, lung, kidney and infectious diseases; respiratory ailments; neurology and neurosurgery; general pediatric surgery; orthopaedics; diabetes; psychiatry; plastic surgery; and infant/pediatric heart, kidney and bone marrow transplants. The hospital operates the area’s only self-contained pediatric burn unit. Because of the hospital’s special mission, all care is provided by professionals especially skilled in the care of children.
Kosair Children’s Hospital received the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2007. Kosair Children’s is one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States as ranked in U.S. News Media Group’s 2009-2012 editions of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. More information is available at KosairChildrens.com.