Kentucky Children's Hospital - Trusted

Trusted by Kentucky Families. Recognized by U.S. News. 

Every day, families from across Kentucky and across the country trust Kentucky Children’s Hospital to care for their kids. 
Once again, that care has been recognized by U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals, with two specialties ranking among the best in the nation: our Joint Heart Program with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and our pediatric orthopaedics program with Shriners Hospital

But the real proof of our impact doesn’t come from rankings—it comes from the families we care for. Here are just a few of their stories.


“He's been really brave, really fast”

When Max Coyne was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, his family knew it would be a challenge in more ways than one. But thanks to the education they received from Kentucky Children's Hospital via TeleCare, they were able to find a new normal, together.

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“In the PICU for 40 days and 40 nights”

When seven month-old Rory McCamish was found unresponsive at daycare, his parents rushed him to Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Over the next 40 days, he would overcome the unimaginable: multiple seizures, meningitis, a respiratory virus, and several strokes. Now he’s back home with his family and is surpassing all expectations—a recovery that’s nothing short of miraculous.

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“Everybody loves Charlie.”

Everyone thought one-year-old Charlie had asthma. But when he failed to respond to treatment after treatment, it took the experts at Kentucky Children’s Hospital to diagnose and treat the real problem—and get Charlie back to being himself.

Read Charlie's story »


Ezra & Stinky Monkey

The Saga of Stinky Monkey

Arlo Yost was in the hospital for a foot amputation. His brother Ezra was there to support him. Kentucky Children’s Hospital cared for them both in their own ways, going above and beyond to help both Yost brothers feel better.

Read the Yost’s story »



Coaches for Kids

Kash Lawson needed three heart surgeries in his first few months of life. But thanks to his team at Kentucky Children’s Hospital—and visits from his favorite Kentucky Football personalities—he has plenty to smile about, and a bright future ahead.

Watch Kash's story »


Dr. Scottie Day

“We are the children’s hospital for the state.”

Dr. Scottie Day isn’t your typical hospital administrator. A practicing critical care physician, you might find him in the ICU, or serenading the halls of Kentucky Children’s Hospital with his guitar. And as a native Kentuckian, he’s deeply proud of the care his hospital offers the Commonwealth.

Read Dr. Day's story »



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