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Children's Hospital Safety Day at Smokies Stadium

Children's Hospital taught injury prevention techniques to thousands of East Tennessee school students at Smokies Stadium.

Last Minute Registration Discount for Color Me Rad 5K

Save $10 on last minute registration for Color Me Rad 5K Knoxville and benefit Children's Hospital.

UT Students Raise Money for Hematology/Oncology

More than 300 University of Tennessee students danced the night away to support the Hematology/Oncology Clinic, raising more than $28,000.

Tennessee Parent-to-Parent Provides Support for Families

Tennessee Parent-to-Parent connects parents who are willing to share their personal experiences with other families.

A Message from Bill Williams About Children's Hospital's Expansion

Watch this video of Bill Williams talking about why you should support Children's Hospital's expansion project.

Local Artists Paint with Children's Hospital Patients

Artists from Painting with a Twist Knoxville stopped by Children's Hospital to help our patients create some colorful masterpieces.

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Children's Hospital volunteers devote numerous hours of their free time to help the hospital run smoothly.

Special Education Courses at Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Center

STEP is a federally funded program which provides information, training and support to parents of children with special needs.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Concussions

Watch Heather Edgley, M.D., from the Children's Hospital Emergency Department, discuss the signs and symptoms of concussions.

April is Autism Awareness Month

Raising awareness about autism, the fastest growing developmental disability in the country.

Restaurant Week Benefits Hospital Expansion

More than 10 Knoxville restaurants will be donating portions of their proceeds to Children's Hospital throughout the spring.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Sports Injuries

Ryan Redman, M.D., of Children's Hospital talks about common sports injuries and prevention in this video.

Doctors' Day Celebrates Outstanding Service at Children's Hospital

March 24, 2014 is Doctors' Day sponsored by the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance.

Home Health Care: Dancing for a Good Cause

Money raised at Dancing with the Knoxville Stars 2014 will be used to fund Children's Hospital's Home Health Care program.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Choking

Watch this video of Children's Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Manager Christy Cooper discussing choking prevention.

Watch Children's Hospital's "Ends of the Earth" Commercial

You would go to the ends of the Earth for your child's health ... and so would we. Watch our latest commercial.

Children's Hospital Doctors Recognized for Excellence

Physicians at East Tennessee Children's Hospital are among Cityview magazine's Top Docs in the area.

Courtney's Story: Pediatric Orthopedics Surgery

When Courtney Charland's parents learned she had scoliosis, they wanted the best treatment available. Lucky for them, it was right in their own backyard.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Pneumonia

Watch this video to learn more about the signs and symptoms of pneumonia from a Children's Hospital specialist.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Rotavirus Prevention

Rotavirus infection is the most common stomach virus for children under age five. Watch this video for vaccine info and prevention.

Air Force Band of Mid America Performs for Patients

The United States Air Force Band of Mid America performed for patients, families and staff at Children's Hospital.

Children's Hospital Awarded Grant for Preschool Nutrition Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded Children's Hospital with a grant for $200,537 to expand the Early Childhood Nutrition and Fitness Education Program.

UT Football Players Truly Have a Heart for Our Patients

Watch this video of a recent visit to Children's Hospital by the University of Tennessee Vols football team.

Raelyn's Story in It's About Children

Raelyn Haun may have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but she still has a smile that lights up a room and a hunger to get stronger. Read Raelyn's story in the latest issue of It's About Children, now available online.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Congenital Heart Disease

Watch this video of Children's Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Jeff Jennings discussing the signs and symptoms of heart disease.

Children's Hospital Launches Additional Quality Improvement Effort

Children's Hospital launches additional quality effort to improve safety and outcomes of patients.

Family Advisory Council Seeks New Members

You can nominate a parent, grandparent or guardian you think would be a good fit for our Family Advisory Council.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Depression

Watch this video of Children's Hospital Child Psychologist Dr. Jan Neece discussing the signs, symptoms and causes of depression.

Obesity Coalition Recognized by White House

The Kids Can Bike! Program and the Obesity Coalition are recognized by the White House staff in the national Let’s Move! blog.

2013 Annual Report Released

Read the 2012-2013 annual report for Children's Hospital to find out how we are serving the kids of Knoxville and the greater East Tennessee area.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Snow Safety

Sledding accidents can be serious and result in a trip to the hospital. Dr. Ryan Redman explains how to stay safe in the snow.

Children's Hospital Unveils $75 Million Expansion Plan

East Tennessee Children's Hospital will unveil plans for a $75 million expansion project on Feb. 18, 2014, at the corner of White Avenue and 21st Street.

Dancing with the Knoxville Stars 2014 Lineup Announced

Star 102.1's Dancing with the Knoxville Stars is March 22 with proceeds benefiting East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

UT Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin Visits Patients

UT Vols Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin "volunteered" his time for patients at Children's Hospital.

WWE Wrestler Kane Visits Patients

Our patients enjoyed visiting with WWE wrestling superstar Kane. He may be tough but he's a nice guy with a big heart for kids.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Febrile Seizures

In this video, Dr. Heather Edgley from Children's Hospital talks about the signs, symptoms and treatment of febrile seizures.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Dental Emergencies

Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing your child's permanent tooth.

Johnathan's Story: Pediatric Ophthalmology

Johnathan was 2 days old when a cataract was discovered in his eye. Watch this Pediatric Ophthalmology video about how Children's Hospital helped Johnathan.

Children Need Specialized Eye Care

Your pediatrician may refer you to a pediatric ophthalmologist. Why a pediatric ophthalmologist and not one who treats adults?

Planning for a Healthier Future

Creating healthy family habits around physical activity combined with eating right can make it easier for everyone to maintain a healthy weight.

Color Me Rad 5K Returns April 26 to Benefit Children's Hospital

Lace up your sneakers and ready yourself for the Color Me Rad 5K on Saturday, April 26 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

Children's Hospital named one of the country's top hospitals

The Leapfrog Group announced its 2013 list of Top Hospitals, including East Tennessee Children's Hospital, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Clayton's Story

Clayton Ailshie has been living with Juvenile Diabetes since the age of 5, but with help from the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital, Clayton has been able to live an active, fun life.

Dennis Ragsdale Recognized for his work with Children’s Hospital

Dennis Ragsdale was recently honored by the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) for his more than four decades of devoted service to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Shop Amazon, Support Children's Hospital

Now you can shop from Amazon.com and benefit Children's Hospital at the same time. Read more about how the AmazonSmile program works and how easy it is for you to support our goal of improving the lives of children.

Tips For Keeping Halloween Safe

During Halloween, it is important you do all you can to help your child stay safe while still having fun. Here are some tips to help you protect your child:

Pediatric Expert Tips: Protecting Your Child From the Flu

Children have a higher risk of getting the flu because their immune systems are still developing. This is why your child should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available.

Anna's Story

Anna Martin was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10. After two years of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and lots of love and support from her family and physicians, Anna is now cancer free.

What is Kangaroo Care?

Holding your baby in your arms can seem like the most natural thing in the world to do. And it is. Even parents with grown children will talk about how they enjoyed just holding and rocking their children. But did you know holding your child close to you can be healing as well?

Pediatric Expert Tips: Enjoy the Sun Safely

Children's Hospital wants to remind you of the importance of protecting your child from the sun's damaging rays while still having fun outside.

Pediatric Expert Tips: Watch Out for Ticks

Children's Hospital Emergency Department Physician Heather Edgley shares what you and your family should know about ticks this season.

Clean Trace

New Clean Trace technology protects patients from infection.

2013 Dancing with the Knoxville Stars Tremendous Success

Star 102.1's fifth-annual Dancing with the Knoxville Stars raised more than $119,000 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital on March 22.

Doctor Spotlight: Katy Stordahl, M.D.

East Tennessee Native Katy Stordahl, M.D., has a passion for the outdoors and its many benefits for children.

Cleft Palate Team Recognized Nationally

Learn how the specially-trained Cleft Palate team sets the standard for patient care in Tennessee.


Last summer, Emily Whitfield and her family headed to the beach for a relaxing week of sun and surf, but their vacation took a scary turn when Emily started having eye problems. Find out more about her situation and her treatment from Children's Hospital.

Nursing Spotlight: Janice Mays

Learn more about Janice's role as Care Coordinator for the inpatient floors at Children's Hospital and how she's making a difference.

Viral vs. Bacterial Infection: What is the Difference?

Winter often brings with it illnesses which have symptoms like congestion, a sore throat or a cough. So, how do you tell the difference between a viral or bacterial infection?

Hutton's Hearts

Hutton's Hearts are colorful, textured hearts painted on canvas that represent lives touched by heart complications.

Life Insurance for Children: Your Questions Answered

When thinking about investing in life insurance, it’s normal not to consider a policy for your children. However, by giving them a life insurance plan now, you could be protecting them in the long run.


The Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center helps children like Kendyll reach their full potential.

Children's Hospital Never Purchased Drug Connected to Recent Meningitis Cases

The safety and the well being of children is our number one priority at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. We want patients and their families to know that we take any safety issue very seriously.

Healthy Kids Q&A: Immunizations

As parents, guardians and other caregivers are getting medical advice from message boards, blogs and other online sources, concerns and rumors have spread regarding the safety and purpose of vaccines given to children. Dr. Lori Patterson addresses these common questions and misconceptions of immunizations.

Andrew's Story: Emergency Department Birthday Visits

Not many children include a trip to the hospital on their birthday wish list, but two years in a row, that’s exactly how Sevier County resident Andrew Spadaro spent his big day.

Sick on vacation

Texas boy's Gatlinburg spring break cut short by acute appendicitis surgery at Children's Hospital.

No more falls with Humpty Dumpty helping

New program is designed to prevent Children's Hospital patients from having "great falls!"

Cooling Cap Technology Saves Lives in NICU

The Cool Cap system is incredibly valuable in the NICU at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

UT Cheerleaders and Smokey Visit Patients

Watch this video of UT cheerleaders and Smokey delivering basketball tickets to Children's Hospital patients.

A hit to the chest

This story of a boy who took a baseball hit to the chest has a happy ending.

THA honors nursing director

Sheri Smith receives statewide honor for patient safety initiatives

Children's Hospital Website Wins Award

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is pleased to win an award for our regional pediatric health care website.

Pediatric Stroke Protocol

Cardiologists at Children's Hospital have developed a Pediatric Stroke Protocol to save children's lives.

Corey's Story: Pediatric Neurology

What happens when a neurological disorder suddenly strikes a healthy teen. Read Corey's story.

New Vice President

Carlton Long joins hospital in new vice president's role

New treatment protocol for babies with physical drug dependence

In the past year alone, the Children’s Hospital NICU has seen more than 100 infants admitted for physical dependence on drugs.

Body image and your child

As children reach their pre-teen and teenage years, many become increasingly concerned about their weight and appearance.

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