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Children’s Hospital Archives

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,

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High-dose flu vaccine beneficial for pediatric stem cell transplant patients

Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt was the lead site for an influenza vaccine study in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients that may lead to a change in the current flu vaccine recommendations in this vulnerable population.

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Poll finds rates of uninsured children back to pre-pandemic level

Feb. 23, 2023—The latest analysis of the annual Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents shows the rate of uninsured children in the state has returned to prepandemic levels.

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Vanderbilt experts urge use of carbon monoxide alarms

Feb. 23, 2023—Injury and prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt strongly urge the use of carbon monoxide alarms in all buildings.

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Voting open for Best Hospitals rankings

Feb. 20, 2023—The reputation survey for U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals rankings is open to eligible clinicians who have registered their Doximity accounts.  

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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.

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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.

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Vanderbilt poll finds Tennessee parents trust their children’s health care providers the most for information about vaccines

Feb. 8, 2023—A recent Vanderbilt poll found parents across the state reporting their children’s health care providers as the most trusted source for information about vaccines.

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Shade Tree Clinic adds monthly pediatric clinic

Feb. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt's Shade Tree Clinic, which since 2005 has provided primary care to underserved and uninsured adults in Nashville, recently opened a pediatric clinic.

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Pediatric surgeon’s medical career began with a lucky catch

Jan. 19, 2023—While he was in medical school, pediatric surgeon Joseph Fusco, MD, learned in an unusual way that he had thyroid cancer.

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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.

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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.

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