Dr. Lorraine Golden
Lorraine M. Golden, D.C., a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, had a private
practice in Louisville from 1942-1957. Dr. Golden was a graduate of Palmer
School of Chiropractic Clinic, and pursued special study in the field of
spinography under Dr. J. F. Grostic at Ann Arbor, Michigan.
During Dr. Golden's attendance at Palmer School, her colleagues chose for
her the motto, "True to her word and true to her friends." She always believed
in and practiced the "Golden Rule" and was nationally known for her many
deeds of philanthropy. She was the Founder and Executive Administrator of
Kentuckianas Center for Education, Health and Research, Inc., better
known as Kentuckiana Children's Center. The Center provides educational and
rehabilitative services, free of charge, to children with special needs,
most of whom are from low/moderate income families.
It was through Dr. Golden's efforts that the Health, Education and Welfare
Department, Division of Surplus Property, in 1961, deeded to The Center 11.23
acres of land and six buildings for the purpose of expanding Kentuckiana's
educational, health and research services. This was the federal government's
first grant to an organization rendering chiropractic services.
Through Dr. Golden's leadership, The Center grew into a facility which operates
five days a week. In addition to chiropractic care, these services have expanded
to include psychological and social evaluations and counseling, optometric
and visual training, dietary analysis, and special education classes for
special needs children. Medical and dental referrals are made as needed.
About 350 children per year were served by The Center.
Dr. Golden devoted endless hours and made untold sacrifices to bring this
dream into reality . . . the mark of a great and unselfish humanitarian.
In the process, she was able to catalyze community-based support and cooperation
from labor unions and management, businesses, religious groups, civic
organizations, Doctors of Chiropractic and their associations and auxiliaries,
and private individuals nation-wide, in addition to The Center's own
An accomplished speaker, Dr. Golden traveled extensively and addressed numerous
groups to tell about Kentuckiana Children's Center, and "her" special needs
Dr. Golden retired as Executive Administrator in May, 1998 after 41 years
of devoted service.
5 Decades of Professional Service
Dr. Golden's many honors include awards for outstanding services rendered
to children, awards from the International Chiropractors Association for
outstanding contributions to her profession, certificates of recognition
for "meritorious service to humanity" presented by the American Chiropractic
Association, and for "devoted effort toward the advancement of education
in Jefferson County."
Dr. Golden served on the membership committee of the Louisville Area Chamber
of Commerce, and was an honorary member of Sigma Phi Chi and Inega Sigma