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Author: Christina Echegaray

Leapfrog names Children’s Hospital among top 10 in U.S.

Dec. 7, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2017.

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Holiday Project cards, merchandise benefit Children’s Hospital

Dec. 7, 2017—A reindeer, polar bears and an ice skater are among the artistic creations adorning products available through the annual Gifts from Friends Holiday Project benefiting patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Children’s Hospital recognized for cardiomyopathy care quality

Nov. 30, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named an accredited center of care by the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national nonprofit committed to improving the health outcomes and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy.

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Vance elected president of Tennessee Nurses Association

Nov. 2, 2017—Haley Vance, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, has been elected president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA). Vance, who is an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner for Pediatric Neurosurgery, will serve a two-year term, which began in September and ends in September 2019.

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Children’s Hospital expansion project reaches new milestone

Oct. 26, 2017—Turner Construction crews recently hoisted the final steel beam to top out the structure of the four-floor expansion project at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Predators’ fund powers fight against childhood cancer

Oct. 5, 2017—Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executive leaders, executives from Tri Star Energy (Twice Daily) and team mascot Gnash recently presented the proceeds of the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Conference explores facts of pediatric allergic diseases

Sep. 28, 2017—Pediatric allergic diseases — food, drug, seasonal allergies — and anaphylaxis, a potentially life threatening allergic reaction, are on the rise and researchers are working furiously to understand, prevent and treat these conditions.

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New cutting-edge treatment for type of pediatric leukemia offered at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Sep. 18, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is part of a select group of health care institutions recently chosen to offer a new FDA-approved immunotherapy for a subset of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Only 32 health care institutions in the United States will be certified to offer the therapy. Vanderbilt is only one of...

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Patient’s freak pancreas injury spurs rapid response

Sep. 14, 2017—Macie Glover sprinted across the gym floor at school earlier this year, tripped and crashed into a wall. In a bizzare sequence of events, she hit her head and arm and scraped her knees as the force of the crash propelled her whole body arching backward into a crescent shape.

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Address highlights Pediatrics’ people, progress, growth

Sep. 7, 2017—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address on Tuesday, with growth and quality improvement serving as recurring themes along with a focus on the department’s four mission areas — discovery, clinical care, education and advocacy, service and community partnerships.

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels award boosts pediatric cancer research

Aug. 24, 2017—Adam Esbenshade, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $50,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. Esbenshade plans to use data to create a risk prediction model to predict blood stream infections in pediatric cancer patients.

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Dahir receives grant to support study of rare metabolic disorder

Aug. 17, 2017—Kathryn Dahir, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, recently received the Maher Family Grant from Soft Bones Inc., an organization dedicated to providing information, education and support to those affected by hypophosphatasia (HPP).

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