About Us

Kentucky Children's Hospital includes:

  • 70 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) beds
    • 20 Level IV beds (for severely ill newborn care)
    • 38 Level III (for severely ill newborn care)
    • 12 Level II beds (for intermediate newborn care)
  • 43 Acute Care (non-ICU) beds including 8 NACU beds
  • 12-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) including 4 cardiac ICU beds
  • 12-bed Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  • Eight 23-hour observation beds
  • 26-bed normal newborn nursery
  • Three children's playrooms, a computer room and a library containing books and movies
  • Three consult rooms (one in PICU, one in NICU and one in Acute Care)
  • Four sleep rooms for parents of children in the ICU
  • A Ronald McDonald family room, open 24 hours a day for families of children in intensive care

Pediatric outpatient care is provided at the Kentucky Clinic and the Family Care Center, as well as, several satellite clinics located throughout Lexington.  In addition, many pediatric patients are treated at the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center.

The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center is a only 24-hour pediatric emergency and trauma care center and has been verified as a pediatric level I trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The pediatric emergency center 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 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, dietitians, social workers and pharmacists, all of whom are dedicated to caring for children

Inpatient admissions each year number about 7,273; with 640 PICU admissions, 891 NICU admissions and 1,737 admissions to the newborn nursery. Additionally, we have approximately 92,816 general pediatric and subspecialty clinic visits each year.