Skanska USA donates hand-made blankets to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WMC Contact: Melonee Hurt
Aug. 14, 2015 615.435.5357
Skanska Contact: Lauren Ward
Hospital builder’s Cool Springs office makes donation as part of team-building project
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Thanks to Skanska, the patient rooms at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center just got a little bit softer.
Skanska, the builder of the children’s hospital, donated 15 warm fleece blankets to be used by patients of the hospital. Skanska is known for doing out-of-the ordinary gestures while working on hospital construction projects, but this is the first time the company has made blankets.
“We have done volunteer work on construction sites, we’ve made banners that all the construction workers have signed and we’ve done story time and coloring with children,” said Adam Hicks, Skanska’s preconstruction executive director. “Amy Jones and Alisha Wix on our team had seen another company that made and presented blankets, so they brought the idea to our team and before we knew it we had 50 to 60 people in our office on blanket-making teams.”
With designs and colors for both boys and girls, the blankets will be a nice touch for a child who isn’t feeling well and maybe make an unplanned hospital visit feel a little more like home.
Julie Miller, WMC chief operating officer, said this donation is a testament to the level of commitment Skanska has shown to this children’s construction project since the beginning.
“It means so much to us that they considered us with this blanket-making project,” she said. “We love to know that they are still partnering with us even though the children’s construction project is complete.”
Hicks said there are still a few more blankets that are in the process of being finished; so another blanket donation is forthcoming.
ABOUT MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL VANDERBILT AT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center is a 75,000 square-foot, three-story facility on the campus of Williamson Medical Center that offers a dedicated pediatric emergency department and inpatient care specifically for the children of our community. Staffed by board-certified Vanderbilt pediatric physicians and Williamson Medical Center clinical staff, the hospital will focus on providing unparalleled care to the children of this and surrounding communities. For more information, visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org/kids.
ABOUT SKANSKA USA
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 34 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2014, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $21 billion in 2014. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.
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