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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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Expandable prosthesis gives young patient more mobility

Jan. 12, 2023—To treat the osteosarcoma in his left leg, Dominic Gamez, 7, and his family chose to have a magnetic expandable prosthesis implanted that can be manipulated to grow incrementally as the child grows.

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Infectious disease expert Edwards ends storied career

Jan. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kathryn Edwards, MD, internationally recognized for her countless contributions to vaccine evaluation and implementation, public health advocacy, and the mentorship and training of new generations of experts in infectious disease over the past four decades, retired on Dec. 31, 2022.

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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.

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Button battery safety tips this holiday season

Dec. 22, 2022—Injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge everyone to add one more thing to that ever-growing holiday list of to-dos — button battery safety.

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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.

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Program supports caregivers of children with mental health emergencies

Dec. 15, 2022—A pilot program recently launched in the emergency department at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is providing resources to caregivers of children with mental health emergencies via text messaging.

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Holiday Music Special

Dec. 13, 2022—Executive producers of the Nashville Holiday Music Special, Pamela Bolling, Julie Carell Stadler and Davide Medeiros joined Meg Rush, MD, Champ and performers for a viewing party on Dec. 3, at the Four Seasons Hotel Nashville.

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Vanderbilt experts advise keeping safety in mind when buying toys

Dec. 12, 2022—Keeping safety at the top of the list when purchasing toys, say experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Holiday celebrations taking place at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Dec. 8, 2022—Members of the spiritual care team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have created Sacred Celebrations, a first-time project that will run during December and wrap up on Jan. 7, 2023.

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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.

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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.

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