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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. […]

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Your Next Trip to the ER

A trip to the emergency room (ER) is never something a person plans to do. It’s an unforeseen circumstance that sends you or a family member to seek emergency medical help. And while we are lucky here in Williamson County to have a first-rate EMS system and Emergency Department who work really well together, there are […]

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 […]

Family makes 1,800 mile trip from Idaho to donate toys to Williamson Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The holiday season makes people do some amazing things to brighten the lives of others. For the Holt family, it involved an 1,800 mile journey to Williamson Medical Center! The Holt family (L-R): Tyson, Jennifer, Jay, Isabella, Shane. They Holts are from Burley, Idaho. That’s a small city just east of Twin Falls. So […]

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 […]