Blog Posts in September, 2019

  • NEW! Clayton Café app features easy ordering, healthy options

    Looking for a fresh meal option while visiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital? Order your next meal or beverage through the new Clayton Café App, powered by ChowNow, and receive 10% off. Children’s Hospital has partnered with ChowNow to bring easy ordering to our coffee shop. Clayton Café , located on the 2 nd floor of our South Tower, offers a variety of hot and cold ...

  • Hospital Innovation Center Will Be State-of-the-Art, Unprecedented

    This fall, construction begins on the Children's Hospital Simulation Lab and Innovation Center. Located on the first floor of the South Tower, the planned 11,788 square-foot center will feature training rooms, simulation space and equipment that is groundbreaking in pediatric medicine. The $3.2 million project (generously funded by Scripps Networks Interactive, now Discovery) will benefit the ...

  • Congratulations to our July DAISY Award winner, Tatum Helton-Hill

    Congratulations to DAISY Award winner Tatum Helton-Hill. Tatum is an R.N. in the NICU. "I would like to nominate Tatum for the Daisy award. She is a highly skilled, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate nurse. She is a patient/family advocate, positive role model and wonderful co-worker. In addition, she mentors and coaches our new staff as they develop their skills and learn. She has worked ...

  • Children's Hospital President/CEO Keith Goodwin Announces Retirement

    On Tuesday, August 20, Children’s Hospital President and CEO announced his intent to retire to the Board of Directors. Hospital staff, physicians and volunteers were informed of the decision on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to spending more time with my grandkids and traveling with my wife,” Goodwin said. Goodwin has been President/CEO of Children’s Hospital since ...

  • Doctors' Orders: Heatstroke and Hot Cars

    Doctors' Orders is an ongoing series featuring articles from the experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Summer is a fun and busy time for families, but that can also bring safety risks. Young children are at the greatest risk of becoming heatstroke victims. What happens to a child’s body during heatstroke : Their core temperature reaches 104 degrees quickly leading to ...

  • Congratulations to Mindy Irick, RN, our June DAISY Award winner

    Congratulations to DAISY Award winner Mindy Irick. Mindy is an RN in the NICU. "I can’t describe only one moment or event that has led me to nominate Mindy because there are so many ways in which she is extraordinary. When I was a new grad I looked up to her and developed a great deal of trust in her clinical judgment because she was always willing to patiently teach us. You knew that ...

  • Doctors' Orders: Getting your child ready for back-to-school

    By Dr. Katy Stordahl, Children’s Hospital Emergency Department physician Doctors' Orders is an ongoing series featuring articles from the experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Looking after your child’s well-being can improve their success in the classroom. Here are 5 simple tips to ensure they are “back-to-school ready.” Vaccinate against illness. Children ...

  • Hospital Specialist Recognized by SPS

    Solutions for Patient Safety, a national network of children’s hospitals, has chosen East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s very own Charla Purkey as their Safety Champion for June 2019. Charla is bringing East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s own commitment to patient safety to a national level. SPS is the only nationwide organization specifically focused on pediatric ...

  • Doctors' Orders: When are stitches needed?

    Doctors' Orders is an ongoing series featuring articles from the experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Kids love to play. Between playgrounds, sports fields, and the ins-and-outs of everyday activities, bumps and scrapes can happen. Every once in a while medical attention is needed. Here are some common questions we get from parents about stitches, scrapes and scratches. How do I ...

  • Rusty Miller wins Sunflower Award for June

    Congratulations to our Sunflower Award winner for June The Sunflower Award winner for June 2019 is Rusty Miller. Rusty is a transport tech for Neonatal Transport. "Rusty is just approaching his first year as a Transport Tech at ETCH. During this year, he has made a great impact not only in the unit with organization and streamlining processes but also in the field. He has helped to create an ...

  • Our Latest Daisy Award Winner is Leah Adcock, RN

    Congratulations to DAISY Award winner Leah Adcock. Leah is an RN in the ED. "On April 15th, I had to bring my daughter to Children's ER. This was my first visit ever to Children's, and I was very impressed. My daughter had to have blood drawn and have an IV. She was scared to death, as she hates both needles and blood. When Leah came in to draw blood/start the IV, my daughter was ...

  • Parking Alert: Curbside Parking Prohibited June 8 -9

    The City of Knoxville will be performing thorough street cleaning and curb painting on Saturday, June 8th through Sunday, June 9th. This will affect all north-to-south bound streets in the Fort Sanders area, between Cumberland Avenue and Grand Avenue, including 12th through 23rd streets (and James Agee Street). During this weekend, all curbside parking will be prohibited. If visiting ...

  • Children's Hospital Opens Chest Wall Clinic

    Clinic Is The First In Tennessee To Use New Technology East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has launched a new clinic to treat chest wall deformities, using new technologies to reduce the need for invasive surgery. In 2018, pediatric surgeons at Children’s Hospital treated 69 patients for the two most common chest wall deformities, pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) and pectus excavatum ...

  • Children's Hospital NICU launches "Kangaroo-a-thon" to promote Kangaroo Care

    This May, our NICU families are encouraged to participate in a Kangaroo-a-Thon contest promoting the benefits of Kangaroo Care. Kangaroo Care encourages families to hold their infants with skin-to-skin contact. Named after baby kangaroos that are carried in their mother’s pouch, infants are held on their parent’s chest to promote growth, feeding, vital signs and bonding. Studies have ...

  • NICU Nurses Win Awards

    We are very proud of our NICU nurses, and the many awards they win for their excellent nursing skills. Here are a few recent honorees: Michelle Malone East Tennessee Nursing Excellence Award Fran Upton East Tennessee Nursing Excellence Award Martina Bratcher Employee of the Month Melissa Dela Cerda-Ayala Daisy Award Winner Tammy Wagner Lilly Award Winner Angie Barnes Daisy Award Winner ...

  • May 4th Derby Event to Benefit Children's Hospital Patients

    The public is invited to experience Knoxville’s most unique derby party at Villa Collina, Tennessee’s largest home, on Saturday, May 4 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Talk Derby to Me is a fundraising event for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Villa Collina, owned by businessman and philanthropist Eric Barton, is a 40,000-square-foot waterfront mansion, located at 5628 Lyons View ...

  • Nurses Recognized for Excellence by State

    Nine nurses from East Tennessee Children's Hospital have been recognized by the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives - Knoxville Chapter as winners of the 2019 East Tennessee Nursing Excellence Awards. The award recipients, pictured right, are: Michelle Malone, NICU Caitlin Hubrig, 2nd floor Hem / Onc Clinic Kathy Payne, NICU Amanda Kraehmer, Care Coordination Kylea Anderson, ED Jennifer ...

  • Children's Hospital Opens Urgent Care at Emory Center April 1, 2019

    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is partnering with TeamHealth to open a second pediatric, after-hours urgent care center. Children’s Hospital Urgent Care will open at 207 E. Emory Road in Powell on Monday, April 1, 2019. The urgent care center will be open nights, weekends, and holidays to provide immediate medical attention to children, when pediatricians’ offices are ...

  • East Tennessee Children's Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

    East Tennessee Children's Hospital recognizes the unique contributions of certified nurses on Certified Nurses Day, March 19. Certification validates a nurse’s specialty knowledge for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing. According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2016, more than 769,917 nurses in the United States and Canada held ...

  • Celebrate Children's Hospitals Week With Us March 18 - 24!

    We’re excited to celebrate the third annual Children’s Hospitals Week hosted by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals March 18 — 24. How you can participate in Children’s Hospitals Week: As you are out and about this week, be sure to stop by and support these partners as they raise funds for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital! It’s a great time to start ...

  • Children's Hospital Unites with Peers across North America to Offer Safety Tips During National Patient Safety Awareness Week

    As National Patient Safety Awareness Week kicks off this week (March 10-16, 2019), East Tennessee Children's Hospital is joining forces with children’s hospitals across North America to affirm the critical role patient families play in making hospital stays as safe as possible for their children. East Tennessee Children's Hospital is part of a national learning network, ...

  • IHOP Free Pancake Day Coming on March 12 to Benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital

    On Tuesday, March 12 from 7am to 7pm, local participating IHOP Restaurants will be celebrating IHOP FREE PANCAKE DAY, "Flip it Forward for Kids." Guests will receive a FREE short stack of pancakes and in return, they are encouraged to donate to East Tennessee Children's Hospital. All money raised locally benefits Children's Hospital. Last year, more than $21,400 was raised ...

  • Children's Hospital Unveils New Lifeline Ambulance

    Thanks to generous community donations, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has purchased a new Lifeline ambulance. The $264,000 custom-made neonatal/pediatric transport vehicle is equipped like a mobile intensive care unit to respond to hospitals in surrounding counties. Children’s Hospital is the only hospital within a hundred miles of Knoxville to have an ambulance of this caliber. ...

  • Enjoy Lunar New Year at Panda Express

    February 5, 2019 marks the beginning of Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, and the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac. The celebration dates back thousands of years and more than 20% of the world celebrates the holiday. Lunar New Year is marked by the coming together of family and friends to feast and welcome the new year. A variety of lucky foods are traditionally eaten for their symbolic ...

  • December DAISY Award Winner Announced

    Congratulations to DAISY Award winner Jenny Johnson. Jenny is an RN in the NICU. "Our daughter, Kenslie, has been in the NICU at Children's Hospital for 6 months. Jenny has been her primary nurse pretty much the whole time. She has been absolutely amazing with Kenslie, as if she was tending to her own. Jenny has always stayed on top of things when it has come to Kenslie’s care. She ...

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