Media Photo Opportunity: HMH Foundation to Receive First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant Local civic organizations to be recognized for their role

HMH Foundation to Receive First-Ever Kosair Charities® Grant
Local civic organizations to be recognized for their role 

What:             Kosair Charities is awarding the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) a $160,000 grant to purchase life-saving equipment for the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Leaders from Kosair Charities will present a check at a special ceremony at Hardin Memorial Hospital. The grant is the first-ever that Kosair Charities has awarded in support of Hardin Memorial Health.

Two local civic organizations, the Knights of Columbus 1455 and the Riasok Shrine Club, will participate in the ceremony. The two organizations have partnered for years to support Kosair Charities. Leaders from Kosair Charities, the two local civic organization and HMHFwill each place a specially designed panel to form the iconic Kosair Charities kite at the ceremony. The leaders will then visit the staff and patients in the NICU.

WHO:           •   Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities Board Chairman

  • Joe Prather, HMHF Board Chairman
  • Chris Knight, Riasok Shrine Club
  • Mike Nethers, Knights of Columbus 1455
  • Dennis Johnson, HMH President and CEO
  • NICU Staff and patients (with permission only)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31 Program is 11:30 a.m. (Anticipated 15-minute program)

WHERE:          Auditorium 5A and
NICU Hardin Memorial Health, Main Campus 913 N. Dixie Ave.   Elizabethtown, Ky.

WHY:               HMHF invests in breakthrough initiatives that HMH couldn’t otherwise fund. With this grant, the independent HMHF has raised more than $600,000 for the NICU over the past 18 months. The NICU was the foundation’s first project.

The Kosair Charities gift will be used to purchase the IntelliVue Patient Monitoring System, two Giraffe Warmers and two Giraffe Omnibeds, all designed to support care for NICU newborns.

The monitoring system will allow neonatologists and the NICU team to monitor all heart, oxygen saturation and respiratory rates as well as blood pressure at the same time, increasing not only safety but also the babies’ comfort.

The additional Giraffe Warmers and Omnibeds that newborns need will help support the growing volumes in the Level II NICU. Since the nursery became fully operational last September, the NICU team has cared for more than 150 babies.

RSVP:   Please contact Kasey McCrary: 270-779-3718,         


About HMH Foundation.  The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization governed by a group of community and business leaders from across Central Kentucky. The Foundation provides leadership and resources to secure investments that will improve health in local communities through Hardin Memorial Health. The HMH Foundation is committed to keeping HMH strong and ensuring access to the very best care close to home for the residents of the 10-county region it serves.


About Kosair Charities.

Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year.For more information please visit or call 502.637.7696. Follow Kosair Charities on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



About HMH.  Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is an integrated system of health care providers throughout a 10-county region of Central Kentucky.  HMH is committed to delivering the highest-quality patient-centered health care to the more than 400,000 people it serves. With more than 2,000 medical professionals including 230 first-in-class physicians in over 40 specialties as well as primary care and a 300-bed hospital, HMH provides comprehensive health care close to home for the residents of Hardin, Meade, Nelson, LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor counties.  HMH is a county owned system under a management contract with Kentucky’s Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.


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