Children’s Hospital

  • Annual cancer survivorship celebration slated for Nov. 6

    Annual cancer survivorship celebration slated for Nov. 6

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s 2016 Cancer Survivorship Celebration will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The annual event is being hosted in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Oct. 4, 2016

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    Murfreesboro debut

    Representatives from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt joined Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and other local officials on Sept. 26 to cut the ribbon on a specialty and after-hours clinic in Murfreesboro. Read More

    Sep. 29, 2016

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    Dance Marathon kickoff event rescheduled for Sept. 28

    Dance Marathon's kickoff event—originally scheduled for Sept. 17 but postponed due to inclement weather—has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28. Read More

    Sep. 22, 2016

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    Star power

    The Nashville Predators’ newest star, P.K. Subban, visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Tuesday. Read More

    Sep. 22, 2016

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    Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

    Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients. Read More

    Sep. 22, 2016

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    Marine landing

    Members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited with patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week as part of the Marine Week celebration, held this year in Nashville. Read More

    Sep. 15, 2016

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    Children’s Hospital tees up inaugural golf tournament

    The inaugural Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee and talent and literary agency WME, was held Monday, Aug. 29, at The Golf Club of Tennessee. Read More

    Sep. 8, 2016

  • Franklin 4 the Cure event set to raise funds for Children’s Hospital

    Franklin 4 the Cure event set to raise funds for Children’s Hospital

    The “Franklin 4 the Cure” two-day fundraising event will be held Sept. 16 and 17 in the Westhaven community, located three miles west of downtown Franklin. Read More

    Sep. 8, 2016

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    People key to driving success of Department of Pediatrics: Webber

    Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, delivered the annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address on Tuesday, stressing the continued importance of the enterprise’s four mission areas — research, clinical care, education and advocacy and service. Read More

    Sep. 8, 2016

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    Legislators encourage nursing students to share real-life impact of health care issues

    Be involved, be personal and be succinct. That's what two Tennessee lawmakers told doctoral nursing students interested in health care policy. Read More

    Sep. 2, 2016

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    VUMC team helps launch fetal surgery program in Australia

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) made history in 1997 when two surgeons pioneered fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, or myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system. Read More

    Aug. 25, 2016

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    Ranking party

    Katie Walker, R.N., left, Andrea Vessels, R.N., Thomasina Ramey and Keiara Butler were all smiles during last week’s event celebrating Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt’s performance in the recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Read More

    Aug. 18, 2016

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    Timing, teamwork key for young liver transplant patient

    Antwane Cole Jr., known as “AJ” to friends and family, began his summer playing football and enjoying his favorite superhero, Spiderman. Read More

    Aug. 11, 2016

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    Initiative set to raise funds for teen, young adult cancer care

    Teen Cancer America and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt this week announced the launch of a collaborative effort to raise $1 million to expand the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program in Nashville, Tennessee. Read More

    Aug. 4, 2016

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    Changes in care improve recovery for surgery patients

    Many patients having surgeries at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are experiencing better recoveries, with less opioids for pain, fewer post-surgery complications and shorter hospital stays due to the work of a medical team that has transformed the way surgeries are handled. Read More

    Jul. 28, 2016

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    Doug the Pug

    Viral internet sensation “Doug the Pug” visited patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt last week. Read More

    Jul. 28, 2016

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    Young bone patient’s progress serves as inspiration to others

    Janelly Martinez-Amador grabbed headlines and hearts around the world three years ago when news spread of her remarkable fight for survival against a rare metabolic disease at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Jul. 21, 2016

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    Dog Days of Summer

    Last week, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a “Dog Days of Summer Paw-ty” for patients and families. Read More

    Jul. 21, 2016

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    Food truck wishes

    Patients, families and staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were treated to lunch recently at a food truck event provided by Chef Lucas Food, a nonprofit started by a Minneapolis, Minnesota, teen who is a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor and food truck fanatic. Read More

    Jul. 7, 2016

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    Malignant hyperthermia: rare but potentially serious problem for surgical patients

    John and Valerie Longoria breathed a sigh of relief when the team lead by John C. Pope IV, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics, told them a minor procedure on their 8-month-old son Maverick had been successful, and they could soon take their son home to Oak Grove, Kentucky. But then, things quickly changed. Read More

    Jun. 28, 2016