VUMC Giving

Panda Express and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt leaders, along with patients and families, gathered July 10 to celebrate the opening of the Panda Cares Center of Hope. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Gift establishes Panda Cares Center of Hope at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

The Panda Cares Center of Hope will focus on four key pillars of pediatric health care programs and services, not only for patients but also for their siblings and caregivers.

Couple’s legacy of giving results in transformative change in endocrinology at Vanderbilt

“As I worked at Vanderbilt, I became so attached to the division, and when I had the ability to do it, I wanted to give back.”

Galen Perdikis, MD, left, and G. Patrick Maxwell, MD.

Dedication to advancing breast reconstruction surgery for patients links Perdikis, Maxwell

Perdikis now holds the recently established G. Patrick Maxwell, M.D. Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Where Hope Began: Celebrating more than 20 years of the Carell family commitment to children

Until 2004, Nashville was the only city among the top 25 in the nation that didn’t have a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving children and their families.  

Spring Donor Celebration attendees included, from left, Owen Canavan, Meghan Hibey, Beth Canavan and Karl Canavan. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Event honors donors’ ongoing support, generosity

Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Canby Robinson Society recently joined CEO and President Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, at Cheekwood Botanic Hall for the Spring Donor Celebration, an annual event honoring donors for their loyal support.

Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, the annual race attracts more than 25,000 spectators. (photo by Joe Howell)

Iroquois Steeplechase set for Saturday, May 11

The Iroquois Steeplechase, Nashville’s iconic sporting event benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has named its honorary co-chairs and child ambassador for the 2024 race, set for Saturday, May 11.

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