BABY HEALTH SERVICE INC
1590 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington KY 40504
Contact Information
Nonprofit BABY HEALTH SERVICE INC
Address 1590 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone (859) 278-1781
Fax 859 277-4929
Contact Name Jennifer Greer
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1956
Former Names
Baby Milk Supply
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations of : toothbrushes/tooth paste, toiletries, school supplies, warm hats, warm coats, gloves, books, games and active toys for children and teens.
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement
Baby Health Service, Inc. has been providing free healthcare to uninsured children in Central Kentucky for over a Century.  Services include well-child checkups, sports physicals, school physicals, vaccinations, sick visit care, asthma care, dental cleaning coordination, and so much more. We see children from birth through age 17. In addition to on-site medical care, we offer healthy habits programs through the Wende's Wellness initiative,  and we work with local surgical and non-surgical specialists to refer patients as needed for care. BHS is committed to making children healthier because healthy children mean fewer emergency room visits and fewer missed school days.
 
Clinic Services are provided at no cost to the patient. Our staff consists of an all volunteer board which runs the clinic, all volunteer pediatric physicians, and several nurse practitioners and nurses that are employed to cover the clinic daily. Services include, but are not limited to, annual well child exams, immunization services, school and sports physicals, weight management goal setting and episodic/sick child care including indicated diagnostic tests and medications.
 
 
Background Statement

Baby Health Service (BHS) was founded in 1914 by a group of Lexington, Kentucky women who were interested in providing free formula for infants suffering from malnutrition and rickets.  The founding women, led by Emma Haggin, provided milk, cod liver oil and even food for these babies.  Over the years, services changed as the needs of the community changed. Immunizations, weekly clinics, and home visits were added in the 1920’s.  When welfare began after War World II, the board adopted its current policy of working only with families that are not eligible for government assistance. Services evolved from focusing on nutrition to providing care for acute illnesses.  Initially, pediatricians volunteered their time seeing children each morning with nurses doing follow-up home visits in the afternoon.

In 1996, the Board of Directors, under the guidance of Dr. William Underwood, recognized the growing need for extended hours for both well and sick childcare. 

Today, Baby Health Service provides a clinic each weekday morning for well-child checkups, school physicals, immunizations, sick visits, and medications for children from birth through age 17.  Services are provided free of charge and are only available to children without private or government assisted health insurance.  The clinic serves approximately 3,000 children each year and is staffed by two paid part-time nurses, one part time practice manager, one paid part-time nurse practitioner and local pediatricians who volunteer their time.  Specialists also offer their services when needed.
 
The Baby Health Service Board consists of 45-55 members who are crucial to the organization’s operation. Board members volunteer their time in the clinic, in addition to soliciting funds to support the clinic.  Many board members are the third and fourth generation of their family to serve.

Baby Health Service was awarded the Points of Light Foundation President’s Service Award in 1997 for volunteerism. In 2002, BHS was again honored as a Daily Points of Light recipient for making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others.  The Central Kentucky Volunteer Award for the Community Non-profit Organization was presented to Baby Health Service by the United Way on April 21, 2009.  Baby Health Service continues to be recognized for their outstanding community service by consistently receiving the J.C. Penny Golden Rule Award for Volunteerism.  Baby Health Service celebrated 100 years of service in May 2014.  Baby Health Service received the 2014 Public Health Hero from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department for  its dedication to improving the health of Lexington residents.  Baby Health Service was recognized by the Lexington Medical Society for service to the children of Central Kentucky for over 100 years.
Impact Statement
In a typical year, Baby Health Service, Inc. provides care to nearly 2,500 Central Kentucky children, from birth to 17 years of age, whose families do not have any form of health insurance. 2016 has seen an increase in new patients as well as children we continue to serve.  Services provided included office visits for sick children, physicals, immunizations, lab tests, x-rays, eye exam referrals and specialized treatment referrals. Every weekday morning, approximately six to 15 children receive quality healthcare free of charge from one of 12 dedicated pediatricians who volunteer their time and medical expertise.  Additionally, more volunteer physicians and dentists in specialties from ophthalmology, allergy and immunology, otolaryngology (ENT), urology, orthopaedics and dermatology to pediatric dentistry are available if needed. Using figures from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the costs of medical services provided in 2014 by Baby Health Service would total over $363,063.00. Impact statistics from 2014 include:
   1543 immunizations @ $45 each  
     491 well child visits @ $122+ each  
   2029 sick child visits @ $94+ each
   1720 medications @ average of $25 each
   1250+ walk-in sick child visits
     150 labs and x-rays
     175 referrals to specialists 
     327 new patients 
     421 volunteer pediatrician hours 
   1028 volunteer Board member hours 
    
       
     
Needs Statement
To continue to provide quality healthcare for our patients, Baby Health Service needs funding for medicines, medical supplies, diagnostic testing and tools, x-rays, lab tests, specialty provider fees, translation services, educational information, literacy programs, and fine and gross motor resources. We continue to see children needing vaccinations and more children with allergies.
 
Baby Health Service has the only pediatric dental clinic in partnership with Bluegrass Community and Technical College Dental Hygienst program to x-ray, examine and clean teeth.  Some of our patients have never had dental care.
 
In addition to funding, the Baby Health Clinic is always in need of new/like-new booster seats and car seats, toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, shampoo, soap, lotions, feminine products), school supplies (including new/like-new backpacks), new and used books for elementary through high school aged children for our literary shelves-we encourage children to read and take a book home when they visit us.
 
 
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
We are an organization run by volunteers and do not have a CEO or executive director.
Board Chair Statement

Baby Health Service came into existence as Baby Milk Supply in 1914. It enjoyed much success as many families received free formula and milk for their babies who were suffering from malnutrition and rickets. Over time, the needs of the community changed and we evolved as well. Volunteer doctors and nurses began seeing children with illnesses but no insurance. We originally offered weekly clinics, immunizations, care for acute illnesses and home visits.  The name changed to Baby Health Service in 1956, when we became a full-service health clinic for children, birth to 12 years of age. St. Joseph Hospital (SJH) made space available to the clinic. In 1983, SJH allowed us to use the space we currently occupy in the Parker House on Harrodsburg Road where our doors are open from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm Mondays and Fridays, and 7:30 am - 12:00 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Our predecessors met many challenges along the way, paving the path for our current services. But with each challenge came the opportunity to find new resources, new methods, and new facilities to aid the children who needed and continue to need them the most. Our mission, and largest challenge, of providing free, quality health care for the uninsured children in the Lexington Community remains constant.  In November 2011, we increased the age limit of the patients we treat from 12 through 17 years.  We are enjoying immediate success with this change, which also presents new challenges, including an increased number of patients, as well as different examinations, treatments and medications required by a new age group.  We hope to increase our operating funds in order to treat the adolescent age group, a group which would conceivably fall through the cracks without our services.

Childhood obesity in Kentucky continues at an alarming rate.  In June 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated Kentucky children ranked third in the nation for obesity! The nursing staff and volunteer physicians have asked our Board of Directors for help in tackling this problem among the children who use our clinic. We are now tracking the body mass index (BMI) of all children who are seen in the clinic. We hope to educate the children and especially their parents on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, both immediate and long-term. There are programs, incentives and educational materials available that we would like to purchase for these families and their children to assist with this important initiative, endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

We strive constantly to update our equipment to keep it current so that we may provide the best healthcare for our young patients. As items become more specialized, they increase in price. We are trying to become more multilingual as children from 43 nations and languages visit our clinic. We are constantly working on translation, language and literacy options for all our families, which costs additional money.  
 
It appears that electronic medical record keeping is going to become a necessity in the near future. Baby Health Service, Inc. plans on moving forward in this direction in the future. In addition to purchasing the necessary new software, additional funds are needed for electronic notebooks and for the cost of installation and maintenance of the software necessary for this enormous transition. Ninety-six percent of all monies received go directly to our patients for medicines, x-rays, lab work, shots and much more, so our budget does not allow for many “wants," only "needs.”

Baby Health Service is truly an extraordinary organization.  I first became involved in Baby Health Service through the Junior League of Lexington in 1992. I am among the many Board members who have been on the Board for 15, 18, even 25 years who rotate off after our three year membership, but then reappear one or two years later. I have served on the Executive Board as president for 2 separate terms, as a grant writer, and now as as president once again. What a wonderful service Baby Health provides our community – We are unique in our mission of serving the less fortunate children in our wonderful Lexington community.

Alice Buchart

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Patient & Family Support
Tertiary Organization Category Health Care /
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Central Kentucky, Lexington and surrounding counties
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Goal of Baby Health Service is to provide quality healthcare to all children who do not have health or dental insurance or quality for a medical card of Kentucky or Medicaid.  Work with our patients to education them on healthy lifestyle and choices in food.  Expand our dental program to preventative and restorative for all our patients who do not have routine dental care.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? Baby Health Service has added a new position to our Executive Board of Dental Clinic Director who worked on the partnership with BCTC, has reached out to community dentists to provide care for patients needing restorative care.  She has contact University of Kentucky College of Dentistry to apply for a grant to expand dental care to our patients.
Board Chair
Board Chair Jennifer Greer
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Becky Alford Community Volunteer
Mona Amoudi VolunteerVoting
Jenny Ascasibar VolunteerVoting
Cathy Bell c
Lauren Bell VolunteerVoting
Ann Wesley Boardman Community VolunteerVoting
Hart Boardman Community Volunteer
Elise Bray Community VolunteerVoting
Kerri Buchart Community Volunteer
Lorena Carter VolunteerVoting
Georgeanna Chapman community volunteer
Tracy Colon Community Volunteer
Bibie Cook Community Volunteer
Sarah Cowden community volunteer
Mette Daily Community VolunteerVoting
Margy deMovellan Community VolunteerVoting
Diane Evans community volunteer
Sheila Evans Volunteer (Associate)NonVoting
Kelli Faulkner Community Volunteer
Betty Flynn c
Elizabeth Freeman c
Carol Gardner c
Carol Gardner VolunteerVoting
Vickie Gaver community volunteer
Casey Graves VolunteerVoting
Jenny Greer community volunteer
Cecilia Hill co
Lindsey Hore VolunteerVoting
Dawn Hughes co
Jill Johnson VolunteerVoting
Laura Jones VolunteerVoting
Jory Karthikeyan co
Kim Kirn Community Volunteer
Anne Kraus Volunteer (Associate)NonVoting
Ann-Phillips Mayfield VolunteerVoting
Lisa McFadden VolunteerVoting
Jean Ellen Melton Community Volunteer
Kayla Monohan Volunteer (Associate)NonVoting
Diana Moore Volunteer (Associate)NonVoting
Cameron Nurick community volunteer
Susan O'Brien VolunteerVoting
Beth Philips Community Volunteer
Claudia Polanich co
Paige Rice Community VolunteerVoting
Ashley Robbins Community VolunteerVoting
Cathy Rogers com
Jennifer Rothbauer VolunteerVoting
Jennifer Rowe VolunteerVoting
Kristin Sajadi Community VolunteerVoting
Jennifer Schaeffer Community VolunteerVoting
Shannon Schaeffer VolunteerVoting
Billie Jo Setzer Community Volunteer
Bridget Sweeney Community Volunteer
Julie Thornhill VolunteerVoting
Suzanne Truitt VolunteerVoting
Mary Ann Tucker Community VolunteerVoting
Carolyn Underwood VolunteerVoting
Jenn VanMeter VolunteerVoting
Jane Warner Community VolunteerVoting
Karen Weisinger Community Volunteer
Connie Whitaker Community Volunteer
Julie Youkilis Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 68
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 68
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 62%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Marketing
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. Thomas Young
Term Start Jan 2010
Email tyoung@UKY.edu
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 68
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Comments
CEO Comments 5
Description
The Baby Health Service Clinic is open weekday mornings to uninsured children in Central Kentucky.  The clinic serves children from birth through age 17 and provides free healthcare including physicals, medications, immunizations, lab tests, and referrals to specialists when needed.

Budget 198000
Category Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Infants to Preschool (under age 5), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Description

BHS has a new partnership with Bluegrass Community & Technical College Dental Hygiene Program to offer free dental x-rays, exams and cleanings. Volunteer dentists now see children for follow up care.

Budget $15,000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

Wende’s Wellness is a series of programs to provide health habits resources. Healthy Habit Backpacks, Get Active package with movement games, exercise classes, nutrition courses, starting of a community garden and so much more.

Budget $10,000
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments Baby Health Service has been providing free health care to children in our community for over 100 years.  We rely on donations from individuals and organizations to provide this much need care.  Many children fall through the insurance cracks, and through your donations, we are able to provide physicals, well-child checkups, vaccinations, medications, testing, and specialist referrals for several thousand children annually.  We could not do it without your support!
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Central Kentucky Volunteer AwardUnited Way2009
President's Service AwardPoints of Light Foundation1997
Daily Points of Light AwardPoints of Light Foundation2002
2014 Public Health HeroLexington-Fayette County Health Department2014
Special RecognizationLexington Medical Society2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $252,510.00
Projected Expenses $266,842.00
Endowment Value $8,533.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$18,333$75,645$83,195
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$18,333$75,645$83,195
Individual Contributions$220,306$214,693$168,563
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--$12,400$5,337
Investment Income, Net of Losses$60,682$63,090$49,971
Membership Dues$1,115$1,525$1,160
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$219,658$224,025$188,679
Administration Expense$16,201$62,984$20,850
Fundraising Expense$2,208----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.261.281.47
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%78%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,568,408$1,534,839$1,456,944
Current Assets$843,186$883,943$854,027
Long-Term Liabilities$5,085$4,159$2,424
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$1,563,323$1,530,860$1,454,520
Form 990s
2015 990 Form
2014 990 2014
2013 990
2012 990
2011 2011 990
2010 Form 990
2009 Form 990
2008 Form 990
2007 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 1590 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY 40504
Primary Phone 859 278-1781
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Thomas Young
Board Chair Jennifer Greer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer