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Grant from Ford supports teen driver safety initiative

Nov. 8, 2018—Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of overall fatalities for drivers 15-20 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Nov. 8, 2018—Patient ambassador Lily Hensiek, center, served as Mayor of Smashville at the Nashville Predators Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Halloween Costume Shop

Nov. 1, 2018—Cornetta Long, 10, and her mother, Kelli, were all smiles after snagging Cornetta’s favorite costume during Wednesday’s Halloween Costume Shop at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. More than 1,000 costumes for patients and families were donated for this year’s event, which is hosted by Child Life.

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Children’s Hospital PCICU lands AACN Bronze Level Beacon Award

Nov. 1, 2018—The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has awarded the Bronze Level Beacon Award to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The award is given to nursing units that distinguish themselves by excellence and a commitment to improve patient care.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt breaks ground on new pediatric facility in Rutherford County

Oct. 30, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt broke ground Oct. 29 on a new 37,500-square-foot facility that will significantly expand pediatric specialty care, outpatient surgery and imaging services to children in Rutherford and surrounding counties.

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Barkin named TNAAP Pediatrician of the Year

Oct. 25, 2018—Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, chief of the Division of Academic General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP).

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Riding for a cause

Oct. 25, 2018—Earlier this year, Bruce Green rode his bike on a 3,400-mile trip from Los Angeles to Boston, raising more than $50,000 in honor of his late father, Neil E. Green, MD, former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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Walker Hayes visits Children’s Hospital

Oct. 25, 2018—Country music singer Walker Hayes recently visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where he spent time with patients and families and performed and conducted interviews at Seacrest Studios.

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Annual Pumpkin Patch helps cancer research funds grow

Oct. 25, 2018—Each October, as Missy Cook helps unload trailers full of bright, plump pumpkins with hundreds of volunteers, she’s reminded why the Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch exists — because her son, Cooper, 10, is alive after surviving a rare cancer that was found when he was just 8 weeks old.

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Young heart patient, care team bond through music

Oct. 18, 2018—Sydney Andrade-Rubio usually brings her ukulele during hospital stays and clinic visits at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Predators’ gift bolsters fight against pediatric cancer

Oct. 18, 2018—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executives and executives from Tri Star Energy (Twice Daily) made their annual presentation recently of proceeds from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Rascal Flatts Celebrity Golf Classic tees up support for Children’s Hospital

Oct. 18, 2018—Country music group Rascal Flatts partnered with Delta Dental of Tennessee and WME to host the third-annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Monday, Oct. 8, at the Golf Club of Tennessee. The Rascal Flatts Celebrity Golf Classic gave teams the opportunity to be matched with a celebrity teammate for a day on the golf course.

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