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Author: Christina Echegaray

Artist hopes mural brightens days at Children’s Hospital

Mar. 18, 2020—At Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, bunnies in space helmets swirl around the rings of Saturn. A bunny speeds by the sun in a spaceship. Another rides across the sky in a hot air balloon.

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‘The Call’ will let Children’s Hospital patients talk to astronauts on space station

Mar. 11, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is about to be out of this world. The Children’s Hospital school program has been chosen as one of only nine schools across the country to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station as it passes over Tennessee.

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Big Machine Neighborhood debuts in new NICU space

Mar. 5, 2020—Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), a longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently celebrated the opening of the Big Machine Neighborhood, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) wing on the new 11th floor of the hospital.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center to break ground on Hendersonville multi-specialty clinic

Feb. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will soon break ground on a new 31,000-square-foot facility that will offer adult outpatient specialty care, along with limited pediatric specialty care and imaging services to the citizens of Sumner and surrounding counties.

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Children’s Hospital leadership appointments announced

Feb. 5, 2020—After serving as interim president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, has been named to permanently fill the role of president. Succeeding Rush in the role as hospital’s chief of staff is John Thomas, MD, associate professor of Pediatric Urology.

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Pope named director of Division of Pediatric Urology

Jan. 23, 2020—John Pope IV, MD, professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Portable VAD gives patient a bridge to heart transplant

Jan. 23, 2020—For nearly a month, 15-year-old Trinity Scott sported a black canvas messenger bag filled with favorite books, lip gloss or school supplies. Her bag even had a name, “Alice.” But far from any ordinary bag, what was inside was literally keeping her alive.

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Nashville Christmas Parade 2019

Dec. 10, 2019—Thousands gathered downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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ROSA technology helps ease patient’s violent seizures

Dec. 5, 2019—In the span of a month in December 2018, Daniel Lookabaugh suffered six severe seizures, requiring hospitalization at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt each time to have neurological care as well as intervention from Pediatric Orthopaedics to reset his jaw and shoulder.

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Nashville Christmas Parade ready to get rolling Dec. 7

Nov. 21, 2019—Leaders with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, joined by local officials and community supporters, gathered Nov. 18 to announce the talent roster for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade, set for Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Krause named to state health care modernization task force

Nov. 7, 2019—  by Christina Echegaray Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed to serve on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Health Care Modernization Task Force. The task force will host public discussions with the goal of providing options for consideration to address some of the state’s...

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Nashville Predators honor late CEO of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt at Hockey Fights Cancer game

Oct. 31, 2019—When the Nashville Predators hockey team hits the ice Saturday, Nov. 2, the players will take on an important opponent: childhood cancer.

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