Making Louisville a better place to be a child, to have a child, to know a child.
The Department of Pediatrics takes seriously the university’s charge to use its expertise to help make metro Louisville a better place. We partner with several community groups on behalf of children, including:
Family and Children’s Place Child Advocacy Center evaluates and treats children who have been sexually abused. Our affiliation began in 1993. Today, pediatrics faculty provide medical exams for clients of the advocacy center.
Founded in 1976, Family Health Centers, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center with seven locations. Its mission is to provide health care to medically underserved residents in the metro Louisville area.
Home of the Innocents cares for chronically disabled children and operates a shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children. UofL Pediatrics faculty serve as medical directors of their Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center and General Pediatric Clinic, and operate a primary care clinic that serves as a medical home for children in custody of the state, including foster children and children staying residential facilities such as Brooklawn. Our pulmonology and infectious diseases specialists help care for medically fragile children as well as those in the residential treatment center.Pediatric residents and medical students also spend time at Home of the Innocents.
For decades, the University of Louisville and Kosair Charities have partnered to help meet the health care needs of children throughout the state. What may surprise some people is that these efforts go beyond the delivery of care and research of new treatments to include advocacy for children.
University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics and Kosair Children's Hospital have a longstanding relationship, sharing commitment to serving the healthcare needs of the region's children. UofL Department of Pediatrics’ clinical faculty oversee the vast majority of general and subspecialty medical care at Kosair Children’s Hospital. More than 65 percent of all pediatric medical admissions to Kosair Children's Hospital are cared for by our Inpatient physicians/Hospitalist service . UofL Department of Pediatrics specialists staff the Kosair Children's Hospital Outpatient Clinics in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah and Frankfort and the Emergency Department at Kosair Children's Medical Center. Kosair Children's Hospital provides financial support for many UofL Department of Pediatrics programs, including our pediatric medical residency training program.
UofL Pediatrics has operated weekly clinics for the 60 to 80 abused and abandoned girls who live at Maryhurst since 2000.
The university and the Department of Pediatrics have a longstanding relationship with the WHAS Crusade for Children, whose generosity funds both direct patient care and much needed equipment.