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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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Matters of the Heart: RN assists in life-saving operations around the world

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Jim Hawley, RN, is a favorite among the young patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. His work, however, sometimes takes him far beyond Tennessee. In fact, he’s helped children from around the world in dire need of medical care. Since 2007, Hawley has volunteered with the Samaritan’s Purse […]

Girl Scouts spend 150 hours crafting gifts for children’s hospital patients

Brittany Youngblood, MSN, RN, CEN, CPN, EMT-IV, Nurse Manager of Pediatric Emergency/Pediatric Inpatient at the children’s hospital (far left) joins Girl Scouts Maya, Gabby, and Katie as they donate their handmade gift bags. Franklin, TN–This one is sure to make you smile. Maya, Gabby, and Katie, three Cadettes from Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee Troop […]