Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center is open in Franklin!

Williamson County is known for having a lot of things. There’s great sight-seeing in historic downtown Franklin and Leiper’s Fork. There’s great shopping at CoolSprings Galleria and there are amazing school systems.

But there’s one thing Williamson County has been lacking and that is a state-of-the-art dedicated pediatric inpatient hospital. Everyone knows the level of care associated with the Monroe Carell Jr. name and now that amazing name has landed on Williamson County’s very own children’s hospital right here on the Williamson Medical Center campus.

The facility features a dedicated children’s Emergency Department with minimal wait times and a fully functional inpatient unit for the children who need to stay with us until they get better. What this brings to Williamson County is peace of mind for every parent. Previously, excellent inpatient care was 20 miles up the road in Nashville. But now, all of that is a lot closer to home.

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center is revolutionizing pediatric care in our own backyard.

The brand new three-story building is on the West side of the WMC campus at I-65 and Highway 96 West and officially opened its doors to patients at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Below is a sneak peek at our grand opening party where Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley surprised crowds of families gathered to be the first through our doors.

I have the best job in the world. I get to serve the children of Williamson County and surrounding areas and their parents in their time of need. To me, that’s the pinnacle of my nursing career.

- Jim Hawley, R.N.

Children's Emergency Department nurse

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