Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Gets Financial Boost From CMA
October 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) will donate $3 million to the MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL at VANDERBILT to be used in support of costs for the HOSPITAL's four-floor, 160,000-square-foot expansion plans. The announcement was made TODAY (10/20) by WESTWOOD ONE syndicated air personality KIX BROOKS and LADY ANTEBELLUM's HILLARY SCOTT.
"Country music is a format known for telling stories. Now the Country music community will be known for building them," said BROOKS, who serves on boards for both CMA and MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. "Building floors means helping more children and families -- locally, regionally, and around the world -- and I can't imagine anyone with a heart not embracing what is going on at the MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL at VANDERBILT. When you see the courage of a child, or the face of a parent, you know how important it is for our industry to support the ongoing growth of CHILDREN'S and why it is life changing."
CMA's gift will help with efforts to add four new inpatient floors and an estimated 70 to 80 new beds to care for critically ill or injured children, including needs for premature infants, neurosurgery, and organ transplants. Additionally, the VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (VUMC)'s participation in and support of CMA's INSTRUMENTAL HEALTHCARE program will allow CMA members and their families access to affordable healthcare via VUMC's adult and pediatric specialty and subspecialty programs.