Notable events at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, 2004-2013

2004

President George W. Bush visits Vanderbilt and pays a surprise visit to Pediatric Critical Care Unit staff.

 

2005

Child magazine ranks Children’s Hospital in the top 10 U.S. children’s hospitals.

 

2006

The Junior League of Nashville pledges $2 million over six years to support the Center for Advanced Maternal-Fetal Care at Vanderbilt.

 

2007

Jenny Plume is hired as the first music therapist for Children’s Hospital’s Music Therapy Program, supported by the Julian T. Fouce Music Therapy Fund.

 

2008

Children’s Hospital receives a $100,000 grant from the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) to create a hospital-based safety store.

 

2009

Children’s Hospital is ranked No. 15 on a list of best children’s hospitals by Parents magazine.

 

2010

Nashville Parks and Vanderbilt Pediatrics are awarded $12 million to fight childhood obesity.

 

2011

Children’s Hospital launches innovative safety program for teens to combat distracted driving.

 

2012

$30 million, 33-bed, 30,000 square foot expansion opens.

Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt gives $1 million to impact care and cures for prematurity

 

2013

Plans announced to expand Children’s Hospital to nearly 1 million square feet.