About University of Kentucky Children's Hospital

Our pediatric doctors, nurses, surgeons and healthcare specialists are among Kentucky’s best. They’re people who’ve made caring for children their life’s work. Their skills and experience make them a valuable part of our team; their love for kids does, too.

University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital is where you’ll find family-centered care. Kids aren’t the only people we care for; we’re caring for families too. We’re here to help you choose a doctor and find the health care resources you want and need for your child and family.

University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) became University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in 2005 to reinforce its mission of helping the children of Kentucky gain and maintain good health. The children’s hospital was originally founded as a “hospital within a hospital” in 1997, although the University of Kentucky Medical Center treated children since it opened

KCH serves as the subspecialty regional referral and pediatric care center for Central and Eastern Kentucky. There are more than 70 pediatric specialists and more than 300 pediatric nurses working in 24 areas, as well as respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers and pharmacists, all of whom are dedicated to caring for children.

Our Transport Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – providing safe and rapid access for critically ill infants and children to services at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center, while offering all the advantages of our world-class emergency department, features a separate entrance and child-friendly waiting and treatment areas so that children have an emergency facility dedicated to their specific and unique medical needs.

KCH serves families from every county in Kentucky, as well as West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.

Visit http://www.givetokch.org/ for more information about how to donate to University of Kentucky’s Children’s Hospital.