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Facility dog Squid makes Children’s Hospital debut

Aug. 13, 2020—Every day, thousands of highly trained and dedicated employees enter the doors of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. All are part of a team that supports, comforts and provides care to patients and families.

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Cross named to Beryl Institute’s Pediatric Advisory Council

Mar. 21, 2019—Janet Cross, MEd, administrative director of Patient- and Family-Centered Care at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named a member of the inaugural Pediatric Advisory Council for the Beryl Institute.

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Children’s Hospital to get dedicated therapy dog

Jul. 19, 2018—Mars Petcare and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt announced July 18 a new collaboration to create the Mars Petcare Pet Therapy Fund to support a dedicated facility dog and staff position at Children’s Hospital with a goal of showing how pet visits improve the health of patients — thus getting them home faster.

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Brain aneurysm patients draw strength from support group

May. 30, 2013—A brain aneurysm is often likened to a ticking time bomb — the bulge in a blood vessel is just waiting to burst, with devastating consequences for motor and cognitive function.

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Little Leaguer is a diabetes pro

Sep. 27, 2012—Middle Tennessee’s latest celebrities are the 11-and-12-year-old Little League U.S. World Series Champions from Goodlettesville. But one young player already had quite a fan base built up at a Vanderbilt pediatric diabetes clinic, where he has been a patient most of his life. Luke Brown and his family are also long-time participants in TrialNet Type...

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Advisory councils tap experience of patients, families

Aug. 30, 2012—Confusion over the check-in process. A missing sign. A bathroom that needs cleaning. A route difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. These are things that Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff can easily overlook but can make or break a patient’s experience. Through its Patient and Family Advisory Councils, VUMC has tapped into its best resources...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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