Williamson Medical Center Foundation Kicks Off Heart Month with Campaign Benefitting the Littlest Patient Hearts

WMC babies in red caps and booties
Photos by Jade Henson – Native Folk Photography

February 5, 2020

The Williamson Medical Center Foundation, Inc. is kicking off heart month with the launch of the “Have a Heart” campaign raising funds for heart monitors for Williamson Medical Center pediatric patients. The Foundation is reaching out to employees as well as the community at large for support.

“These monitors allow us to watch children’s heart rate, heart rhythm, breathing patterns, and oxygen levels which are all used to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of issues that may affect a patient’s heart,” said Jeremy Crawford, Director of Pediatric Services for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. “Cardiac monitors designed specifically for pediatric patients will help ensure the expedient assessment of our young patients, and further support the hospital’s commitment to the best possible outcomes for our patients of all ages.”

The Foundation will work with the hospital’s wellness committee on campus to sell paper hearts supporting the cause at Buchanan’s Café. Donors’ hearts signed in honor of loved ones and with personal messages will be displayed in the café windows throughout the month of February. The community may also support the campaign through online donations by visiting https://williamsonmedicalcenter.org/support-wmc/give-now/.

The mission of the Foundation is to serve as the charitable and developmental arm that supports Williamson Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center in providing best-in-class health care services to the families of our community.

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ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes over 35 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit www.WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.

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