For more than a century, Kosair Children's Hospital and its predecessor hospitals have cared for the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana without regard to their families' ability to pay. Kosair Children's Hospital is Kentucky's only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for children and is an advocate for the health and well-being of all children. The 263-bed hospital, supported by the Children's Hospital Foundation, serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
In 2007, Kosair Children's received the prestigious Magnet designation recognizing excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital also received national attention in 2009 and 2010 when it was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in pulmonary care.
Kosair Children's Hospital was ranked among the top children's hospitals nationwide in eight of 10 specialties in U.S. News Media Group's Best Children's Hospitals 2011-12 rankings, now available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.