WHAS Crusade for Children awards $95,000 to Hardin Memorial Health Foundation

June 24, 2019

Grant funds equipment to enhance emergency care and therapy services for Central Kentucky kids

Elizabethtown, Ky. – Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) announced today, WHAS Crusade for Children awarded them $95,000 to purchase pediatric equipment for Hardin Memorial Health’s (HMH) emergency department and pediatric therapy center in Bardstown.

Each month the HMH Emergency Department team cares for more than 1,000 babies and children from a 10-county region. One piece of equipment will help critically ill and injured pediatric patients by rapidly assessing their need for fluid replenishment. Another new piece of equipment, a vein illuminator will help decrease stress for the patient, parents and nurse by reducing multiple “sticks” and failed attempts. Also, this grant will provide a warmer for newborns delivered in the HMH ED. 

The WHAS Crusade for Children grant will also help HMH provide advanced pediatric therapy services at the HMH Pediatric Therapy and Sports Medicine Center located at Bardstown Medical Plaza. 

HMHF Chairman Joe Prather expressed gratitude for the WHAS Crusade for Children’s long standing support of HMH

“Since 2002, the WHAS Crusade for Children awarded more than $922,000 to HMHF to strengthen HMH pediatric care and to fully equip the region’s only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is a significant investment that has had a major impact on the quality of life for countless Central Kentucky children.” 

WHAS Crusade for Children President and CEO Dawn Lee also touted the longtime partnership. 

“We are grateful to help HMH care for children with special needs,” Lee said. “We also are incredibly thankful for the generous contributions that the communities served by HMH make to the WHAS Crusade for Children.”