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Piedmont Natural Gas and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt continue partnership for 64th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s

Oct. 31, 2017—Officials from Piedmont Natural Gas and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, announced today that retired Nashville Predators Captain Mike Fisher will serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s 64th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Children’s Hospital will again benefit from some of the proceeds from the parade.

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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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The power of reading

Oct. 26, 2017—Children’s book author Christina Geist recently visited patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and read her latest book, “Buddy’s Bedtime Battery.” She was joined by her husband, television personality and journalist Willie Geist, who anchors MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and NBC’s “Sunday Today with Willie Geist.”

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Dolly’s Children’s Hospital visit highlights strong ties

Oct. 19, 2017—To celebrate the release of her first children’s album, “I Believe in You,” legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Friday, Oct. 13, and performed songs from the album for patients, their families and hospital staff.

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Telemedicine initiative to serve Kentucky schools

Oct. 5, 2017—In a first-of-its-kind collaboration for both parties, schools in Allen County, Kentucky, are joining with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt so sick children can receive a more comprehensive array of health care services while attending school through virtual visits with Vanderbilt clinicians.

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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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‘Flugtag’ team

Sep. 28, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt LifeFlight crew members made a human-powered machine fly as part of the recent Red Bull Flugtag competition at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.

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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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Kilkelly named chief of Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Sep. 28, 2017—Jill Kilkelly, M.D., has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology after serving as interim chief since November 2016.

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A visit from the Hulk

Sep. 21, 2017—Special guests from Nashville’s Comic Con and Wizard World convention recently visited patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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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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My Southern Health: Keeping your child safe from online predators

Sep. 11, 2017—Internet safety starts with talking to your kids about online dangers and how to avoid them, says pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Mary Romano.

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