Generous Foundation donors have played an important role in the growth of infant and pediatric care at Kadlec in the last 10 years. The care of sick children took a big step forward with the opening of the Don and Lori Watts Pediatric Center. Kadlec's expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is five times larger, increasing the number of bassinets to 27 and providing families private rooms. Both projects were made possible by funds donated to Kadlec Foundation.
With the expansion of both the NICU and pediatric center, more and more families are able to get the specialized care their children need close to home.
Kadlec Foundation continues to actively support this vital care for our most vulnerable patients and their families. We have provided funding for equipment, specialized car seats and toys and electronics for education and distraction. We've also funded a program to educate parents and prevent shaken baby syndrome. Additionally, Kadlec Foundation continues to support our Courageous Kids program, which recognizes pediatric patients for their courageous behavior while hospitalized.
Foundation donors have provided the funds to help with big things and small things. It all makes a difference in creating the kind of care for these children and families that we as a community value.
This fundraiser allows kids to get up close and personal with big rigs such as tractors, fire trucks, tanks and more. Entertainment includes monster truck rides, tractor ride and drive, bouncy houses, face-painting, clowns, and visits from favorite mascots and superheroes. Best of all, proceeds benefit pediatric patients and services at Kadlec.