Author: Christina Echegaray
Football player’s donation honors his late brother
Mar. 16, 2023—P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, along with Buffalo Bills football player Dawson Knox, recently presented Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with a gift of “Luke’s Locker” in memory of his brother.
Cannula shortage led to more invasive lung support for infants
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a three-year shortage of a common cannula used in young infants needing lung support forced hospitals across the United States to switch to a more invasive form of lung support,
Operating rooms at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt set for major renovation
Feb. 9, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is set to begin the first major renovation of its operating rooms since the hospital opened 19 years ago.
Patient designs shoes for Coaches vs. Cancer game
Feb. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt patient Jayden Bailey designed a special pair of Nike Air Max shoes for Jerry Stackhouse, coach of the Vanderbilt University men’s basketball team, to wear during the Jan. 24 Coaches vs. Cancer “Suits and Sneakers” basketball game.
McCullough named chief nursing officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Jan. 19, 2023—Gretchen K.D. McCullough, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named chief nursing officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Rush elected to Children’s Hospital Association board
Jan. 19, 2023—Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to the Children’s Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
Three elected to the American Pediatric Society
Jan. 5, 2023—Three physicians in the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics have been elected to the American Pediatric Society.
Van Driest to lead All of Us pediatric research
Dec. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt's Sara Van Driest, MD, PhD, has assumed a new post as the first-ever director of pediatrics for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, which aims to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.
Second Harvest Food Drive underway through Dec. 16
Dec. 6, 2022—Nearly one in three Tennessee families experienced food insecurity in 2021. Here is an opportunity for you and your team to help. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is hosting a hospital-wide food drive in conjunction with the American Heart Association and Second Harvest Food Bank, from Dec. 5-16. Donation suggestions include: Peanut Butter...
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named a Leapfrog Top Hospital
Dec. 6, 2022—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2022, earning the designation among a select group of children hospitals across the nation.
Pediatric nursing leader Krause set to retire
Dec. 1, 2022—After nearly four decades of service to children and families, Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is set to retire.
Address highlights Pediatrics department’s growth
Sep. 14, 2022—Amid a year full of ongoing pandemic challenges, the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics’ “people” have driven the continued successes, achievements and growth of the department while also caring for more children than ever before, Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, said in his recent annual State of the Department address.