Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Yesterday, I showed you a bit of the Children's Miracle Network Telethon which took place at the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University.  I thought
 I would show you a bit of the hospital over the next few days. Named for its main benefactor, the hospiral is consistently ranked in the Top 25 Children's Hospitals in the country.  US News & World Report today ranked it #23 overall, #14 in Neonatology and #20 in Neurology.

The hospital has over 220 beds as well as over 100 beds in intensive care and neonatal intensive care.  There are 16 operating rooms and room for 25 patients in the emergency room.  Last year (2007), there were over 226,000 visits made to Children's Hospital.  You can read more about the hospital by clicking here.

One thing I really like about the hospital is the color.  Instead of pale green and yellow walls and stark-white linoleum floors, Children's Hospital is all about bright colors.  The logo, which includes the two stick-figure children holding hands and the primary-colored name (above center), welcomes you to the hospital's main entrance.  Inside, colorful works of art done by children adorn the walls (above right).  

The photo on the left is of the Butterfly Garden.  which is located on the 2nd floor near the Food Court.  You can buy a butterfly and have your name or the name of a loved one inscribed on it.

Tomorrow:  I'll show you a few of the sculptures, the hospital's star-studded staircase, and a fish out of water.


Halcyon said...

I absolutely love the butterflies! I am sure all of these decorations make the kids feel more comfortable and at ease so they can get better.

crittoria said...

All the colors must make it much more cheerful than it would be otherwise.

Jim said...

Neat looking butterfly garden. My Mom helps with the CMN fundraising where she works at.

brian said...

i love the colors they used inside here too. nice photos.

Rambling Round said...

Very cheerful! Yours is the third butterfly garden reference I've seen today! I'm posting an actual garden on Wednesday.
BTW, that's interesting about the Selma travel article in the Nashville paper. Thanks for letting me know.

George Townboy said...

Very nice!!