Why Give

Every gift matters: Philanthropy’s many possibilities

When you donate to Kentucky Children’s Hospital, you’re helping us recruit and retain some of the country’s top doctors and surgeons. You’re providing healthcare in the most underserved areas of the Commonwealth and the surrounding states. You’re purchasing the latest equipment and technology. And you’re helping us make children and their families feel at home during their hospital stay.

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Better outcomes for children

We know children do better when they’re cared for in a hospital designed for their specific needs. That’s why KCH has the tools and technology our pediatricians need to treat young patients, as well as facilities specially designed with young people in mind.

The power of giving in action

Through charitable giving from individuals and organizations, we’ve added new and important facilities, services and programs to KCH. Some of the significant upgrades and projects we’ve completed with gifts like yours include:

Forward-thinking research

Because Kentucky Children’s Hospital is part of a leading research university, physicians and scientists from the UK College of Medicine are constantly working toward the best and latest treatments for our pediatric patients. And because we’re a teaching hospital, kids across Kentucky benefit from our role in training many of the Commonwealth’s leading pediatricians.

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The gift of giving

DJ Johnson

DJ Johnson had an extremely rare condition

Dec. 9, 2017 started out as an ordinary day for Keisha Johns and her son Daniel “DJ” Johnson of Louisville. After school she drove him to meet up with his father Calvin, who would take him to Lexington for the weekend. Then Keisha got a call. Had DJ ever had a seizure?, Calvin asked...

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Francis Ciannello with Dr. James Liau

Family teams with Dr. James Liau to raise awareness

The 20-week ultrasound appointment gives expectant parents a sneak-peek of their baby growing inside the womb. Anna and Evan Ciannello went to their 20-week appointment expecting to see their baby’s physical features taking perfect form. Instead, the scan brought unwelcome news...

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Dr. Ana Ruzic holds Connor Stacy

Pediatric surgeon tells little Connor’s story of hope

Nearly one year ago, Connor Stacy went home from the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, snuggled in his mom’s arms, too small to fit in his elf hat but nearly three times as big as the day he was born...

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