Team Karpf's Surprise Birthday

Published 04-16-2010 2:43 PM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  

For the past several months I have listened to Dr. Karpf's presentations where he would say that UK HealthCare would take over control of the new Emergency Department of the new hospital on April 15, 2010.  He always pointed out that his birthday was the next day and this would be the "best birthday present ever" when he took ownership of the new Emergency Department.   This is a significant milestone in our construction project. On April 16, I had the pleasure or some would say, task, of getting Dr. Karpf over to the basement of the new hospital for a surprise birthday party. For all of you that know Dr. Karpf, surprising him isn't easy and getting him over to the basement for something other than a tour isn't easy either. But we pulled it off. His wife, Ellen, who shares her birthday on April 16th as well, joined us as we celebrated "Team Karpf" with cake and punch. As you can see from the pictures below, he was in fact surprised!

Pictured below is Dr. Karpf receiving his very own key to the new hospital from Larry Blackburn, Project Executive for Turner Construction Company. So, little did Dr. Karpf know that his birthday present was truly going to be the new hospital!




Celebrating both Karpf's Birthdays 


Dr. Karpf Surprised to See Faculty and Friends! 




Dr. Karpf Receiving Key to Hospital From Larry Blackburn 



Team Karpf 


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