Blog Posts in October, 2018

  • Andy's iPads Program Benefits Patients

    Andy's iPads The Andy’s iPad Program at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital was started in 2015 to honor Webb School of Knoxville student, Andy Whitcomb, who lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2014. The initial donation of iPads came from Webb families. The students at Webb created an event called Sundown in Sparta to raise funds and additional donated iPads for the startup of ...

  • Discovery Employees Volunteer at East Tennessee Children's Hospital and Across the Knoxville Area as Part of Annual Global Day of Service

    -- Company’s ninth annual “Impact Day” is largest and most impactful to date -- -- Nearly 500 employees to volunteer in and around Knox; thousands more to volunteer around the world -- Discovery employees around the world came together to volunteer in their local communities on Friday, September 21 as part of the company’s ninth annual “Impact Day.” Nearly 500 ...

  • Nama Sushi Pre-Opening Benefits Hospital

    Do you love sushi? Nama Sushi Bar is opening a new location on Cedar Bluff, and their pre-opening celebrations will benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Sunday, September 16th 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a sampling of sushi and hot Nama offerings. $35 per person, with proceeds benefiting the hospital. Reservations are required. Please call (865) 691-1960 to reserve your seat by 9 p.m. on ...

  • Dr. Joe Childs, Chief Medical Officer, Discusses Fake Online Medical News

    Dr. Joe Childs, Chief Medical Officer for East Tennessee Children's Hospital, helps parents recognize fake medical news and advice they may find online: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/09/06/fake-medical-news-online-puts-your-childs-health-risk-joe-childs/1133689002/

  • Community Health Needs Assessment Survey is Online, and Needs Your Opinions

    The Community Needs Assessment Survey is online, and we need your help! East Tennessee Children's Hospital wants to be sure that we are meeting the healthcare needs of all children in our community. Please fill out this short survey to help us identify areas in which we can better serve you: https://easttnchildrens.wufoo.com/forms/w19fw0bs06fc72x/

  • World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2018

    World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 - 7 Breastfeeding is widely accepted as a way to give everyone a fair start in life. Breast milk has been proven to be the foundation for good health and survival of children and women. Breastfeeding not only saves lives and money, it is the foundation of life. World Breastfeeding Week 2018 focuses on how breastfeeding helps prevent malnutrition in all its ...

  • Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen - To Benefit Children's Hospital

    This Thursday, August 2nd, is Miracle Treat Day at participating Dairy Queen restaurants. Stop by any of the following locations throughout the day to purchase a Blizzard, and $1 or more will be donated to Children's Miracle Network and East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Last year, stores raised nearly $4,400. Download the bulk purchase form and reserve an order for your group or office ...

  • Children's Hospital Employees Make and Serve Lunch to Ronald McDonald House Families

    Once a month, employees from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital can be found chopping, baking, and cooking for families in need at the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary lodging and the comforts of home for families with critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. The House is available to any family who lives outside of Knox ...

  • Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains Helps Out During Planned Water Outage

    East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a member of the Knox/East Tennessee Healthcare Coalition. The coalition's mission statement is to support the development of cooperative partnerships in order to promote and enhance the well-being of the community’s healthcare system through coordinated disaster preparedness, education, public information, response/ recovery activities, and ...

  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital Named One of the Healthiest Companies in America

    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has been named one of the healthiest companies in America by Interactive Health for the sixth year in a row. This accomplishment is the result of a nearly decade-long employee health initiative established by Director of Employee Health and Wellness Tom Jackson, N.P. and the dedication of the employees who participate. The data-driven program gives ...

  • Children's Hospital is Experiencing an Increase in E.coli Infections

    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has treated several children, over the last ten days, for illnesses caused by E.coli bacteria. The Knox County Health Department is currently investigating possible sources of the bacteria. E.coli bacteria are found in the environment, foods and intestines of people and animals. Sometimes, when ingested, the bacteria can cause an infection resulting in ...

  • Volunteers Award Student Scholarships

    Pictured right: Current/former patient scholarship recipient Kristen Branham with the Volunteer Scholarship Committee. Kristen was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12 and has been an active part of Children's Hospital ever since (both as a patient and a VolunTeen). Kristen plans to become a Child Life Specialist when she graduates. Last week, the Children’s Hospital Volunteer Council ...

  • Teen Advisory Council Celebrates First Anniversary

    The Children’s Hospital Teen Advisory Council recently celebrated its first anniversary by touring the OR. Much like Family Advisory Council, which was founded in 2008, the Teen Advisory Council was created to share input and influence on policies, programs and practices affecting the delivery of care and services for children and families. The council is made up of seven teenagers who are ...

  • STEP, Inc. to Present a Preschool Inclusion and Kindergarten Readiness Workshop

    What are the education options for preschoolers with disabilities and how can families help prepare their child for kindergarten? Come and learn what the law provides for early learners as well as how to participate in decision-making for your child's education! Participants in this training will explore: The definition of preschool inclusion Legal requirements for considering placement ...

  • Nurses Recognized for Excellence Award

    Seven nurses from East Tennessee Children's Hospital have been recognized by the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives - Knoxville Chapter as winners of the inaugural 2018 East Tennessee Nursing Excellence Awards. The award recipients are: Brittany Acuff, RN Leah Adcock, RN Ruth Blackwell, RN Judy Hodge, RN Karen Johnson, RN Emily Moore, RN Kelly Nuber, RN Congratulations to these award ...

  • Ben Welch Recognized for State-Wide Efforts to Save the Lives of Children

    Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee has selected Ben Welch, PhD as this year’s recipient of the Joseph Weinberg, MD Leadership Award. Dr. Welch is the Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. This award recognizes Dr. Weinberg’s dedication of long-standing service to the life-saving needs of the children of Tennessee and support of ...

  • Children's Hospital Partners with TeamHealth to Open Knoxville's First Urgent Care Center Just For Kids

    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is partnering with TeamHealth to open Knoxville’s first pediatric, after-hours urgent care center. Children’s Hospital Urgent Care, located at Children’s Hospital’s West Campus at Westland and Pellissippi Parkway, will begin seeing patients April 16, 2018. The urgent care center will be open nights, weekends, and holidays to provide ...

  • Gathering of Statewide Experts Addresses Infant and Maternal Concerns

    A unique, wide-ranging group of national and state-level stakeholders met to highlight the statewide progress being made through the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) around Tennessee’s infant and maternal concerns. The Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) brought together more than 300 physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, insurance companies, ...

  • Amazon Smile Donation Promotion

    Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31. Go to http://amzn.to/2FurSd5 to have your first purchase go towards East Tennessee Children's Hospital!

  • Children and Headaches

    Headaches are common in kids and are caused by a variety of reasons. That’s why it can be tough for parents or caregivers to know when a child’s headache is just a passing pain and when it’s something more serious. Dr. Heather Edgely, ER physician at Children’s Hospital spoke with WBIR about headaches in children and treatments.

  • Dancing with the Knoxville Stars Cast Announced

    The cast for Star 102.1's Dancing with the Knoxville Stars has been revealed! Dancing with the Knoxville Stars is a take-off of the hit reality television show Dancing with the Stars. The event features local celebrities performing a variety of dances with a professional dance partner from Dance Tonight. Since the event began in 2009, Dancing with the Knoxville Stars has raised more than ...

  • IHOP National Pancake Day

    On Tuesday, February 27, visit a Knoxville area IHOP for National Pancake Day! Guests receive a free short stack of pancakes and in return, they are encouraged to make a donation to Children's Hospital. All money raised locally benefits Children's Hospital. Last year, more than $27,000 was raised locally from National Pancake Day and the IHOP balloon campaign. Participating locations: 7128 ...

  • WIVK's Concert for a Cause

    Don’t miss WIVK’s Concert for a Cause hosted by Tony & Kris benefiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital at Cotton Eyed Joe on Friday, February 2, 2018. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 9:30 p.m. 18+ welcome. This is a special evening featuring a guitar pull with Gary Allan, Lauren Alaina, David Lee Murphy and some of Nashville’s top songwriters, ...

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