Trager family donates $1M to Frazier Rehab Institute

Published: July 2, 2007  |  Source:

Business First of Louisville

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Inc.’s Frazier Rehab Institute has received a $1 million gift from the Bernard and Jean Trager family to support Frazier’s recently expanded downtown facility.

The Tragers, founders of Republic Bank & Trust Co., donated the money in honor of their children and grandchildren, according to a news release.

In recognition of the donation, the 11th floor of the facility has been designated The Trager Rehab Pavilion. The 23-bed unit on that floor features upscale finishes, furnishings and amenities similar to the existing Trager Pavilion at Jewish Hospital’s Rudd Heart & Lung Center.

The new unit includes spacious private rooms with private baths, plasma televisions and free Internet access. It also has a dedicated therapy gym, private treatment rooms and adaptive technology equipment.

It also has “highly sophisticated equipment that allows for cutting-edge research to continue in the field of spinal cord medicine,” the release said.

The equipment will allow for the expansion of spinal-cord research being conducted by researcher Susan Harkema, University of Louisville’s Department of Neurosurgery and the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center.