May 11, 2014

Tom Eblen: Baby Health Service celebrates 100 years of caring for children

Baby Health Service has spent a century caring for some of Central Kentucky's most vulnerable residents — and outgrowing its name. A group of Lexington women started the Baby Milk Supply Association in 1914 to provide free milk to infants and toddlers of poor families, regardless of race. But Margaret Lynch, the first chief nurse, was soon making thousands of home visits and overseeing a free weekly clinic with volunteer doctors in an old downtown house.

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