ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Kosair Charities awarded $100,000 to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) to purchase equipment for the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 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,” said Kosair Charities President Keith Inman, an Elizabethtown native. “We could not be happier to help the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation help HMH do more for so many babies and children.”
Kosair Charities contributed $403,060 to HMHF since 2016, said Foundation chairman Joe Prather. 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.
This year’s grant will fund important 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 gift will fund additional tools and technologies therapists need to help children with their auditory senses, motor skills, coordination development, balance and speech.