Construction Updates

July 15, 2013

The crane is up! The 15 story construction crane put up this weekend marks the completion of phase 1 for the addition of the much needed Trauma elevator. We are so excited about the progress...Stay tuned for more details!


During the next three years, Kosair Children’s Hospital will undergo major renovation to expand and improve the pediatric services provided to more than 150,000 children who visit the hospital each year. The renovations will focus on improving the comfort of our patients and visitors as well as the overall aesthetics and functionality of the building.

Phase 1 of the renovations includes an expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to include mostly private rooms and improved family space. The transition to private rooms will create a more controlled environment to allow for specialized care that fits the needs of our smallest patients. It also will allow for more family space around each patient and in common areas.

In addition, a new trauma elevator will be added to reach all floors of the hospital, allowing for the quick transfer of our most critical patients and the equipment and staff needed to care for them. Finally, a connected entrance to the hospital from the parking garage will provide seamless entry and navigation while offering patients and families a warm welcome.

While these changes are being made, the focus of Kosair Children’s Hospital will remain on patients and their families.

LOUISVILLE, KY. (July 9, 2013) – Starting Friday, July 12 at approximately 6 p.m., two streets will be closed around Kosair Children's Hospital to enable installation of a 15-story construction crane. The crane is necessary for planned renovations to the hospital and addition of a new trauma elevator on the Chestnut Street side. The closure will continue through Sunday, July 14.

Streets closed (see map):

  • Chestnut Street from Brook Street to Preston Street
  • Floyd Street from Gray Street to Abraham Flexner Way

During this time enter and exit downtown parking garages via:

  • Abraham Flexner Way for Kosair Children's Hospital
  • Gray Street for Norton Hospital
  • Preston Street for Norton Healthcare Pavilion

Both Chestnut and Floyd streets will still be open to pedestrian traffic.