Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens new clinic in Jackson, TennesseeSep. 30, 2020, 2:00 PM
by Christina Echegary
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt committed to the Jackson, Tennessee, community 27 years ago to bring its specialized pediatric care closer to where families live, first for young children and adolescents who needed urology care, then expanding into other care areas.
On Sept. 28, Children’s Hospital opened the Vanderbilt Children’s Specialty Clinics in a new location in Jackson at 37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100, located just off the 45 Bypass. The new space allows for continued growth of health care services as Children’s Hospital continues its support and dedication to pediatric health care in Jackson and surrounding communities.
Parents have the assurance that the same board-certified pediatric specialists, nurses and surgeons at the main Children’s Hospital in Nashville also see patients in Jackson for several specialties including, cardiology, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology and urology, with hopes to expand services in the future.
“We know families lead busy lives, between work, school and play, and a drive to Nashville isn’t always easy. In our mission to support the health care of all children throughout Tennessee and other states, we know it is important to meet families where they are, close to home. In Jackson, we are continuing, and indeed expanding, our commitment to families to provide the same quality, compassionate care with the same pediatric specialists that they would see on the main campus in Nashville,” said Steven Webber, MBChP, MRCP, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital.
Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report, achieving a maximum 10 out of 10 ranked pediatric specialties. The hospital, which has ranked every year since 2007, is the only pediatric facility in Tennessee to earn that distinction.
For patients like 11-year-old Charley Bradbury, from Medina, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Children’s Specialty Clinic location in Jackson means she doesn’t have to miss school to travel two hours away in Nashville for important care. Her mom, Corrie, takes comfort in knowing Charley can get care close to home for her Type 1 diabetes from the same Children’s Hospital doctors and nurses she has known since age 5.
“The staff is great, the nurses are great. They love her and care about her. They know us by name. They know her history and what to expect when we come in,” Corrie Bradbury said. “I trust their knowledge. I trust their care. It’s just like going to Nashville, except it’s here in Jackson. And it is wonderful not to have to travel for two and a half hours every two to three months.”
The new Jackson clinic space has 12 renovated exam rooms, two procedure rooms, and two rooms equipped for telemedicine services, said Chris Lee, MSHA, MBA, chief operating officer for Pediatric Ambulatory Services at Children’s Hospital.
Other services available at the clinic include echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, pulmonary function tests and ultrasound.
“Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been deeply rooted in Jackson for over 20 years. Our commitment to the community is strong,” Lee said. “This beautiful new space will allow us to further expand services and capabilities. We are extremely excited to grow our services so that the residents in and around the Jackson area will have world-class pediatric specialists from the only Children’s Hospital in Tennessee to be ranked in all categories by U.S. News.”
For more information, visit the Children’s Hospital Jackson clinic website at VanderbiltChildrensJackson.com.