Read the latest COVID-19 (coronavirus) information from Williamson Medical Center.
Read the latest COVID-19 (coronavirus) information from Williamson Medical Center.

Pediatric emergency physician offers insight for a safer summer

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—There’s no shortage of activity in pediatric emergency departments during summer months, and Nashville is no exception. Cristina Estrada, M.D., pediatric emergency physician at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, said a large percentage of the Franklin ER’s 10,000 annual visits consist of acute traumatic injuries sustained during the summer. […]

Keith Urban fans give children’s hospital 150 stuffed monkeys

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—We’ll forgive you if you need a little backstory to understand the headline. Every year, around Valentine’s Day, members of country star Keith Urban’s official fan club form a collection to bring love to children’s hospitals around the world. They do this by collecting and distributing brand new stuffed monkeys for the little patients. […]

5 approaches parents can take to help guide their children to a healthier New Year

In our first article on New Year’s health resolutions, Kelly Snyder, M.D., and Scott Arthur, M.D., discussed steps adults can take to get on the path to better health. Today, pediatrician Allison Couden, M.D., shares five approaches parents can adopt to help children kick off the New Year with a healthier lifestyle. 1: Do it […]

Local family makes, donates ‘care packages’ for parents of young patients

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—​When a child is in the hospital, not only is it a trying time for the little one but it’s rough on the parent, too. A Brentwood family is continuing their tradition of making sure the parents who bring their children to WMC are taking care of themselves while worrying about the kids. For […]

Local artist donates paintings to Williamson Medical Center’s OB/NICU

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—​The walls at WMC’s OB/NICU Department is getting a little brighter​ these days, thanks to the generosity of local artist Elaine Allen. Elaine recently brought in some colorful pieces to hang. Artist Elaine Allen (right) holds one of the paintings she has donated to Williamson Medical Center. Labor and Delivery Clinical Educator, Julie Benavides, […]

Local businesses, families come together for Donation Day 2017

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The holiday season is a time for giving and, on December 19, several of our neighbors gave back to us! It was the annual Donation Day for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. That’s where we devote an entire day for groups, companies, and individuals to drop by and […]

Girl Scouts get ‘Brownie First Aid’ merit badge at Williamson Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The Brownies of Middle Tennessee Girl Scout Troop 2975 spent an evening at Williamson Medical Center recently, learning how to respond in case of emergency. Brownies of Troop 2975 practice administering first aid. After having a conversation with one of WMC’s nursing staff, the Brownies set out to put what they learned into action. […]

Hotel’s handiwork makes young patients feel like superheroes

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Some patients at Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center will be able to feel like a one-of-a-kind superhero, thanks to the generosity of a local hotel. Video showing some of the many capes donated. Workers at the Hilton Garden Inn- Franklin/Cool Springs handcrafted a series unique capes, with designs encouraging […]