East Tennessee Children's Hospital Annual Report 2017-2018
Elevated Family Care

Elevated Family Care

Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center provides local children access to comprehensive, pediatric-focused physical medicine, sleep studies and physiatry outside of the hospital walls. Over the past year, this center introduced ways to involve families in their child’s care, including a nurse who is specially-certified in massage therapy for premature newborns, and a new intensive feeding program for children with complex eating disorders. Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center elevates family-centered care in the hospital and in the community.

Rehab Visits

Physical therapist Carrie (left) consults with baby Liam’s family in the NICU. Carrie is 1 of only 650 neonatal professionals in the country to have earned a certification in neonatal massage.
Physical therapist Carrie (left) consults with baby Liam’s family in the NICU. Carrie is 1 of only 650 neonatal professionals in the country to have earned a certification in neonatal massage.