The Junior League of Nashville recently presented a gift of $200,000 to support the Child Life Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which helps patients and their families cope with medical experiences. The Certified Child Life Specialists are trained in child development and understand the unique needs of children, teens, and families in the hospital.
For more than 95 years, the Junior League of Nashville has been a champion for children’s health, and has partnered with Vanderbilt during that time to ensure quality care for children. Since 1970, the Junior League of Nashville has provided more than $17 million and thousands of volunteer hours to support Children’s Hospital. This recent gift was part of a $1.5 Million pledge the Junior League of Nashville made to the Children’s Hospital in 2016. This pledge has been paid in increments and will be fully funded by 2022.
From left, are Children’s Hospital chief of staff and executive medical director Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, Junior League of Nashville president Jennifer Osland Hillen and administrative director of Patient- and Family-Centered Care Janet Cross.