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Author: Christina Echegaray

COVID doesn’t slow Friends of Children’s Hospital’s support

Oct. 29, 2020—In the thick of the pandemic, friends are as important as ever. Since 1972, Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a volunteer organization, has been supporting the hospital through fundraising, outreach and patient and family programs.

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Kevin Churchwell named Boston Children’s Hospital CEO

Oct. 22, 2020—Kevin Churchwell, MD, former chief executive officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, effective March 31, 2021.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opens new clinic in Jackson, Tennessee

Sep. 30, 2020—On Sept. 28, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opened the Vanderbilt Children’s Specialty Clinics in a new location in Jackson, Tennessee.

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State of Pediatrics address reviews challenges, resiliency

Sep. 24, 2020—Steven Webber, MBChP, MRCP, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, recently delivered his annual state of the department address to an ever-growing number of faculty, staff and trainees.

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Some children with COVID-19 may experience rare inflammatory syndrome

Sep. 10, 2020—With cases of COVID-19 increasing among young children and adolescents in Tennessee, pediatric infectious disease experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have started to see cases of a mysterious illness believed to be connected to COVID-19, known as multi-inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

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Children’s Hospital ECMO program lands excellence award

Aug. 13, 2020—For the fifth straight time, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s heart-lung support program has received the ELSO Award — Gold Level for Excellence in Life Support by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).

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Patrick receives award for children’s health research

Aug. 6, 2020—Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, has been awarded the fifth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research.

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Button Project lets children see the faces behind the masks

Jul. 16, 2020—Children and their families who come to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for their care are used to seeing the friendly faces and smiles of staff, nurses and doctors.

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Reed family’s gift helps support new fetal clinic space

Jul. 9, 2020—Brenda and Colin Reed, chair and CEO of Ryman Hospitality Properties, are thankful they get to watch their two curious, blue-eyed, 3-year-old twin granddaughters, Olivia and Alice Reed, grow up.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 16, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again earned the distinction of being named a top pediatric facility in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This marks the 14th year that Children’s Hospital has made the list.

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Children’s Hospital lands grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels

May. 20, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been awarded a grant from longtime philanthropic partner Hyundai Hope On Wheels to support a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.

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Clarksville boy bounces back after COVID-19 infection

Apr. 29, 2020—After a month of cough, off-and-on fever, not feeling well and isolation, Joseph “Jo Jo” Bostain is back to bouncing on his trampoline, reading Harry Potter books and planting flowers outside his Clarksville home.

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