Author: Christina Echegaray
Sep. 20, 2018—Lily Hensiek, diagnosed with pre B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia 10 years ago at age 7, has helped raise $1 million, through community fundraisers and individual donors, to create two funds to support pediatric cancer research and training at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The funds are the Lily’s Garden Endowed Lecture in Childhood Cancer and the Lily’s Garden Research Fund.
Sep. 13, 2018—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, delivered the annual State of the Department address Sept. 4, celebrating the people that form the department while reviewing major achievements in the past year and discussing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Aug. 30, 2018—John Thomas, MD, associate professor of Pediatric Urology, has two new roles at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Thomas has assumed a newly created role as clinical director for the OR at Children’s Hospital and is an associate chief of staff.
Aug. 30, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a new pediatric food allergy clinic.
Aug. 23, 2018—Winning is not always at the end of the race, but lies in the journey of getting there.
Aug. 16, 2018—Jack Lowman pulls his plate closer to the table’s edge so that his goldfish and apple slices — his camp snack — are closer to him. With his left hand, he paws at a goldfish, and once able to pinch it with his fingers, draws it slowly toward his mouth.
Aug. 2, 2018—U.S. Navy two-star Rear Adm. Christina Alvarado visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to interact with patients and teach them about the duties of the Navy as well as tour Children’s Hospital with leadership and staff. Alvarado is deputy chief of the Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, Reserve Policy and Integration. She is also a registered nurse.
Aug. 2, 2018—The Nashville Collaborative, a unique academic-community partnership between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, recently celebrated 10 years of work aimed at improving children’s health through family-based, community-centered programs.
Jul. 26, 2018—A collaborative program across units at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is changing the way nurses and doctors care for newborns diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
Jul. 26, 2018—First lady Melania Trump visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Tuesday to learn firsthand about Team Hope, Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary team focused on helping infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as well as their families.
Jul. 12, 2018—In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a new Vanderbilt study found.
Jun. 26, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again earned the distinction of being named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals in rankings released today.