Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville has received $390,000 in federal funds.
Third District Congressman John Yarmuth secured the funds with an earmark in the recently-signed appropriations bill. The money was presented to Kosair Wednesday and will be used for an expansion and upgrade of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
Norton Healthcare President Steve Williams says by improving the unit, Kosair will be able to attract more doctors to Louisville.
“Well it’s always a challenge to make sure that we have the specialists and sub-specialists for pediatrics because we’re having to compete with cities all around the nation for very scarce resources in terms of specialists and sub-specialists,” he says.
Williams says Kosair’s neonatal division treats patients from all of Kentucky and parts of southern Indiana.