Study seeks to explore drug link to fetal vessel defect
Aug. 18, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received a grant to study whether drugs given to premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) contribute to a potentially lethal condition called patent ductus arteriosus.
Study seeks to increase volume-targeted ventilation use
Apr. 22, 2021—For more than two decades, evidence has accrued that the use of volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) results in better outcomes in neonates who require mechanical ventilation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Preterm births in Tennessee decreased during pandemic
Mar. 15, 2021—Statewide stay-at-home orders put in place as Tennessee fought to control the spread of coronavirus last March were associated with a 14% lower rate of preterm birth, according to a research letter published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
Certified neonatal therapists address babies’ special needs
Jan. 20, 2021—Certified neonatal therapists are not common, as there are only approximately 500 of these specialized professionals in the world. Fortunately, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has two on staff.
Big Machine Neighborhood debuts in new NICU space
Mar. 5, 2020—Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), a longtime supporter of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently celebrated the opening of the Big Machine Neighborhood, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) wing on the new 11th floor of the hospital.
New Children’s Hospital space expands NICU care
Mar. 4, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will house one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in the country with this week’s opening of its newest inpatient space on the 11th floor.
Reunion to celebrate former NICU patients, families
Sep. 11, 2019—On Sunday, Sept. 15, 176 families — approximately 600 people — will gather in the theater of Children’s Hospital from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to reminisce, hug members of their care teams and celebrate their children’s graduation from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
VUSN to honor Crankshaw’s clinical achievements
Aug. 15, 2019—Marlee Crankshaw, DNP, RN, CNML, is receiving the 2019 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement in Nursing.
Teams land perinatal care quality awards
Apr. 25, 2019—Three teams across Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently earned top-status Gold Level Quality awards from the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC).
Tim McGraw stars in fundraising ad for Children’s Hospital NICU
Dec. 11, 2018—Country music star Tim McGraw has teamed up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to promote the hospital’s Give to the Next Breath initiative, a philanthropic marketing effort to support the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Hearts of gold
Mar. 8, 2018—In celebration of Heart Month, babies in the newborn nursery and NICU received “Heart of Gold” onesies.
Feb. 15, 2018—In recognition of Heart Month, VUMC’s newborn sweethearts celebrated Valentine’s Day by creating a special gift for their loved ones.