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Author: Christina Echegaray

Virginia group tours Children’s Hospital as facility role model

Mar. 26, 2015—If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt just received the highest compliment.

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Gregory to chair child health advocacy group’s board

Mar. 12, 2015—Luke Gregory, chief executive officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’ Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to serve as chair of the Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee (CHAT) Board for 2015.

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Academic Pediatric Association honors VUMC’s Ruiz

Mar. 5, 2015—Rachel Ruiz, M.D., a second-year resident in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named an Academic Pediatric Association (APA) New Century Scholar.

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Respiratory viruses are main childhood pneumonia culprit: Study

Feb. 26, 2015—Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to new research released Feb. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Mencio honored for service, dedication to military families

Feb. 19, 2015—Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently honored for his long-term dedication to military families at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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Mobile ‘Makerspace’ provides patients tools to create, inspire

Feb. 5, 2015—At first glance, the mobile Makerspace at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt looks like an ordinary computer cart with a printer and storage bins.

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Pediatric Orthopaedics icon Green’s contributions honored

Jan. 22, 2015—Neil Green, M.D., former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, has retired after 38 years of service to Vanderbilt.

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‘Growing rods’ help ease surgical burden of scoliosis treatment

Jan. 15, 2015—Physicians with Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics have started to employ a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis in young children, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia in these patients.

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Cotton recalled as devoted teacher, mentor, scientist

Jan. 8, 2015—Robert B. Cotton Jr., M.D., professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and former longtime director of the Division of Neonatology, died Friday, Jan. 2. He was 74.

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Radiothon fundraising event set for Dec. 11-12

Dec. 4, 2014—The 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take place Dec. 11-12.

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Young girl’s road to recovery paved at Children’s Hospital

Nov. 20, 2014—When Kendra Kaufman walked into to a recent follow-up appointment with surgeon Dai Chung, M.D., the only help she needed to steady her steps came from ankle-foot-orthotics.

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ECMO program celebrates 25 years of saving lives

Nov. 20, 2014—For 25 years, patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, like 20-month-old Easton Cunningham, have been given a second chance at life when their lungs or heart, or sometimes both, have failed to perform.

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