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It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Spring 2012 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
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  1. 1. “Dear Children’s” be on the other I never imagined I would nkful we ce one day. I am so tha side of the fen December 28, 2011 en’s Hospital in our have a facility like Childr children of East community to serve the ar Children’s Hospital, De er been more thankful ly. Tennessee. I have nev with the NICU recent the morning of about my experience . for this hospital than on I wanted to write to you of ioner working with Dr The staff and physicians , I am a nurse practit are October 29, 2011. for many years. As you are probably aw rful during this h Children’s Hospital nde involved wit the NICU here were wo Al-Tawil. I have been was in college, and I NICU was eral years ago when I time Trent spent in the nt first encounter was sev was a medical assista Fortunately for us, the My passion exhibited by stressful experience. Floor. Since then, I most the Second baby. The com N in the volunteered here on to take home a healthy r and w and then worked PR brief, and we were able as well as by Dr. Breme 6, Care with Dr. Sparro at Children’s Primary pleting my BSN. In 200 t of the NICU physicians Andrews and the res ED Tech while com U were kind and eager Dr. the NIC ent as an position ble. All of the nurses in Emergency Departm and remained in that hy was Dr. Liske was immeasura as a nurse practitioner urned ir compassion and empat I joined Dr. Al-Tawil e for some time and ret ns and put us at ease. The work in primary car to answer any questio h this experience. left to throug my heart until October 2009. I we needed to guide us had a special place in steadfast and just what t June. I have always with to GI For Kids this pas . But my relationship for es in health care, all we the children we care ause I know so many tim for this hospital and ed and I wanted to write you bec tober 2011. not given when deserv nged in Oc e. Many times praise is Children’s Hospital cha s hospital. hear about is the negativ ly for us, call myself a part of thi in 2007. Fortunate wn. I am pleased to e a connection on a first child, a daughter, appreciation is not sho en’s Hospital. Now I hav of 2011, I learned I I was blessed with my t I can now ays had a love for Childr n minimal. In March I have alw facility has bee learn we better practitioner in tha her contact with this erience has made me a would be overjoyed to in those personal level. My exp d child. Soon after, we , as I, too, have walked on s whose child is sick etch of my pregnancy was expecting my sec ally relate to the parent . I was in the final str hospital is limited, but person this winter tion with the s, I would welcome a son grow, I hope my interac ia. After learning of thi and nurses shoes. As my children tal and the physicians p revealed an arrhythm g that Children’s Hospi when a routine checku He was so kind and comforted by knowin they come again. e of the significance. I am inquir need should During contacted Dr. Liske to ilable in those times of following Wednesday. who work here are ava ointment with him the ed for scheduled me an app rt defect. As you can hea sicians and staff who car s raised for a congenital r my thanks to the phy to face a health crisis that visit, concern wa In closing, I would offe ting, and I will always had not prepared me d and comfor in pediatrics n was Dr. Bremer were so kin l forever imagine, all my years guidance, the decisio my son. Dr. Liske and rest of the NICU staff wil ld. Under Dr. Liske’s rt. Dr. Andrews and the h my own unborn chi nter to be close to the wit l to begin my day, I am gional Medical Ce d them dear to my hea hol the hospita t Sanders Re labor. me. Each day as I enter made to deliver at For children later, I found myself in be special to Trent and n given to care for the ded. Three short days care ible privilege we have bee the concerns Dr. Liske NICU should it be nee reminded of the incred impact that we as health informed the staff of spital, I was present, I am reminded of the Upon arrival to the ho a member of the delivery. Dr. Andrews ilies of East Tennessee. and fam am proud to be m attended the n those we serve, and I had, and the NICU tea las Taylor was born. providers can have upo 29, 2011, Trent Nicho the NICU for 8:21 a.m. on October ily. and at admitted to Sincerely, Children’s Hospital fam decision for him to be Dr. Andrews made the sulted, and two L. Taylor, DNP, CPNP n. Dr. Bremer was con tio Wendy ect observation and evalua s fortunate, and no def Knoxville re performed. Trent wa t Sanders echocardiograms we wborn Nursery at For eased back to the Ne was found; he was rel tober 30. on the evening of Oc On The Cover: Madison Thomas of Knoxville. Read her story on pages 4-6. Board of Directors Dennis Ragsdale, Chairman • Bill Terry, M.D., Vice Chairman • Michael Crabtree, Secretary/Treasurer • John Buchheit, M.D. • Debbie Christiansen, M.D. Dawn Ford • Randall Gibson • Keith D. Goodwin • Steven Harb • Lewis Harris, M.D. • Dee Haslam • A. David Martin • Larry Martin • Christopher Miller, M.D. Steve South • Laurens Tullock • Danni Varlan • Jim Bush, Chair Emeritus William G. Byrd, M.D., Chair Emeritus • Don Parnell, Chair Emeritus Medical Staff Lise Christensen, M.D., Chief of Staff • Mark Cramolini, M.D., Vice Chief of Staff Lori Patterson, M.D., Secretary Chiefs of Services Ken Wicker, M.D., Chief of Medicine • Cameron J. Sears, M.D., Chief of Surgery Administration Keith D. Goodwin, President/CEO • Bruce Anderson, Vice President for Legal Services & General Counsel • Laura Barnes, R.N., M.S.N., NEA-BC, Vice President for Patient Care • Joe Childs, M.D., Vice President for Medical Services Zane Goodrich, CPA, Vice President for Finance & CFO • Carlton M. Long, Vice President for Development and Community Services • Rudy McKinley, Vice President for Operations • Sue Wilburn, Vice President for Human Resources Children’s Hospital is a Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus It’s About Children Staff Ellen Liston, APR, Fellow PRSA, Director of Community Relations Wendy Hames, APR, Editor • Neil Crosby, Contributing Photographer “Because Children are Special…” …they deserve the best possible health care given in a positive, family-centered atmosphere of friendliness, cooperation and support -- regardless of race, religion or ability to pay.” …their medical needs are closely related to their emotional and informational needs; therefore, the total child must be considered in treating any illness or injury.” …their health care requires family involvement, special understanding, special equipment and specially trained personnel who recognize that children are not miniature adults.” …their health care can best be provided by a facility with a well-trained medical and hospital staff whose only interests and concerns are with the total health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents. Statement of Philosophy East Tennessee Children’s Hospital www.etch.com
  2. 2. Hospital NOTES Children’s Medical Professionals Join Children’s Hospital Staff to welcome Children’s Hospital is pleased new medical staff the expertise of the following ff in 2011: members, who joined our sta diatrics • Andria Amendt, M.D., Pe , Pediatrics • Robert Berman, Jr., M.D. mily Practice • Kenneth Bielak, M.D., Fa diatrics • Bolling Brawley, M.D., Pe ly Practice • Daniel Brewer, M.D., Fami trics • Mary Costello, M.D., Pedia ergency Medicine • Frances Craig, M.D., Em logy • Paul Eberts, M.D., Patho ractice • Julie Jeter, M.D., Family P mily Practice • Donald Keeble, M.D., Fa • Casey Mathison, M.D., y Otolaryngology/Plastic Surger ractice • Jon Parham, D.O., Family P diatric • Wilson Robinson, M.D., Pe Allergy & Immunology diatrics • Spencer Rodgers, M.D., Pe • Christopher Siano, D.O., Pediatric Emergency Medicine • Susan Spiller, M.D., y Pediatric Hematology/Oncolog ractice ly P • Amy Stevens, M.D., Fami , Family Practice • M. Stockton, M.D. mily Practice • Thomas Terrell, M.D., Fa s • Loan To, M.D., Pediatric osurgery • Michael Walsh, M.D., Neur t Children’s For more information, contac (865) 541-8439. Hospital Physician Referral at ern by Cassidy Duckett, student int Help Children’s Hospital Celebrate a milestone birthday! Did you know 2012 is Children’s Hospital’s 75th year of caring for the children of East Tennessee? As we prepare to mark this milestone in our history, we want to reach out to patients from throughout our history. During the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon for Children’s Hospital on June 3 (see back page for more information), we are hosting a birthday celebration, where we will have fun activities for children, a display of pictures of former patients and tours of our facilities. We may even share some of your stories during the live Telethon on WBIR-TV Channel 10. If you know someone who was treated at Children’s Hospital (yourself, a parent, a grandparent, a friend, etc.) who would be willing to share his or her story, please let us know! Send your name, contact information, your “story” and “then and now” photos if available to Wendy Hames at whames@etch.com or call her at (865) 541-8257. ored bsite honlate 2011 spital we Ho ward in ed a Merit A nal spital receiv o for its regio Children’s H ompetition wards c was eb Health A .com, which from the W te, www.etch bsi h Award alth care we e Web Healt pediatric he urce Center. althcare. Th rmation Reso 0sity He 1 ealth Info artment, created by In ed by the H elations Dep mmunity R on is organiz ary o competiti ultidisciplin ged by the C ystems. A m site is mana ation S ghout The web ebsite throu from Inform of the new w able support with valu e creation ipated in th gnize mittee partic com Awards reco early 2011. Web Health th ear, the alth 2010 and mers and he g their 13 y es for consu Now enterin h resourc digital healt high-quality ls. professiona City passes strict smoking ordinance On November 15, 2011, the city of Knoxville passed a strict ordinance regarding smoking in certain areas to support the efforts of the city’s hospitals to have healthier, smoke-free campuses. The new ordinance, which took effect immediately upon passage, prohibits smoking in public areas outside hospital buildings and entrances for a distance of 100 feet -- including public sidewalks that are located within 100 feet of any hospital entrance. It is hoped that the new ordinance will help Children’s Hospital in our ongoing efforts to have a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. Signage changes are underway to educate our guests about the expanded smoking restriction. 3 Donate at www.etch.com
  3. 3. Madison Brooklynn 4
  4. 4. Madison Thomas is no stranger to hospitals. Born with her left leg shorter than her right, she has already endured 17 surgeries – and she’s just 14 years old. Starting with hip reconstruction at age four in Memphis where she was then living, Madison has had most of her other procedures in Minnesota, where she is a longtime patient of Dr. Mark Dahl, an expert in leg-lengthening processes. For the past year or so, Children’s Hospital pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jay Crawford, also an experienced leg-lengthening surgeon, has provided follow-up care for Madison to help the family reduce trips to Minnesota. But this past Thanksgiving day, she found herself needing an unplanned surgery at Children’s Hospital under the most chaotic of circumstances. The chaos went something like this: • Madison fell off some playground equipment while posing for a family photo, breaking her femur at the site of her most recent surgery to receive an implant (summer of 2011). The break would have to be repaired surgically. • Dr. Dahl was on vacation in Florida for the holiday week. • The equipment required to remove the implant was at a hospital in Minnesota, on loan from a hospital in Europe. • A substitute orthopedic implant to replace the existing implant would have to be identified and delivered from an as-yet unknown location. • Madison and her family (including parents Brian and Cindy and older brothers Colton and Austin) were in Chattanooga visiting family when the fall occurred. It quickly became apparent to Brian and Cindy that Dr. Crawford needed to perform the surgery for Madison. Getting her to Children’s Hospital from Chattanooga would be far easier than flying her to Minnesota, and Dr. Crawford was already in Knoxville. Dr. Crawford was willing to do whatever he could to help but had concerns. Madison’s surgery in June was to place a retrograde telescoping motorized nail in her femur to lengthen it five centimeters. “If you have never heard of that device, it is because it does not exist in the United States except by extreme exception,” Dr. Crawford said. “Dr. Dahl is one of only a few people in the United States who is authorized by the government to use this device, and I had personally never seen it. “My first concern was whether or not I would have the surgical skills necessary to fix this problem. My next question became, ‘Can my hospital take care of this problem?’ I quickly concluded that if any hospital can take 5 care of this problem, it is East Tennessee Children’s Hospital,” he said. At that point, Dr. Crawford began making calls, knowing he was bringing the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to an abrupt end for several Children’s Hospital staff. But first, and then throughout the intervening days, he spoke with Dr. Dahl; “I probably texted him about 100 times!” Bob Lembersky, M.D., the pediatric anesthesiologist on call that weekend, readily agreed not only to the challenge of participating in the surgery itself but also of assembling the needed equipment and staff to make it happen. Deanie Dickenson, surgery equipment coordinator, was on vacation and also was within a few months of retirement. But she “was on board from the word ‘go’ and came in on Saturday to spend most of the day preparing the equipment for surgery, after spending most of Friday arranging for the transfer of the equipment,” Dr. Crawford said. Tammy Baker, orthopedic surgical technician, was enjoying the Thanksgiving break with her daughter, who was home from college for just a few days. “She was not on call” that weekend, he said. “She had no reason to come in and help us with this other than devotion to duty.” After hectic preparations on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, the surgical team met for Madison’s case at Donate at www.etch.com
  5. 5. Madison Name: Madison Eiler Thomas Age: 14 The Thomas family (left to right): Colton, Brian, Madison, Cindy and Austin. 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 27. “All the people were there,” Dr. Crawford said. “I had Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D and Plan E in mind, and I was not sure whether we would be there for three or 12 hours. “Plan A worked, and three hours later the instrumentation was safely removed, the fracture was correctly fixed and the technique had required the off-label use of a specialized tibial nail which is not cleared in the United States for use in the femur,” Dr. Crawford continued. “Things could not have gone more smoothly.” Dr. Crawford wrote a letter to Children’s Hospital Administration and Surgery Department management in early December to express his thanks to everyone for their involvement. In his letter, he stated: “Suffice it to say that this is one of the most remarkable events of my professional life so far, and there are some people in the organization that deserve tremendous thanks for their participation in it.” Like Dr. Crawford, Brian and Cindy Thomas are grateful for the efforts of the individuals involved in Madison’s surgery at Children’s Hospital, including Dickenson, Baker, Dr. Lembersky and others. But they also have high praise for Dr. Crawford. “We appreciate the way he has been a team player in her case,” Cindy Thomas said. “He has accommodated her weekly follow-up appointments for Dr. Dahl since June and has been very willing to be a part of a bigger team in her case, which is complicated. “I love to see that in physicians,” Cindy Thomas continued. “You know the patient is what they are concerned about.” For Dr. Crawford, Madison’s case was an opportunity to see and do something new, but for the Thomases, the surgery had the potential to be problematic. “We didn’t want her to lose any length due to this accident,” Cindy Thomas said. Madison’s leg length discrepancy, left untreated, was projected to be 12 inches by the time she reached maturity (meaning, in the most simple terms, that her right leg would be a foot longer than her left leg). Doctors who examined her as a baby had recommended amputation of the left leg and fitting of a prosthesis of the proper length. The Thomases wanted to try other measures first and had invested a great deal over the intervening years – in time, effort, lost work and significant expenses. Now three months after surgery, Madison’s femur has healed beautifully. She walks without crutches and has no pain; in fact, Dr. Crawford notes Madison looks the best that he has ever seen her. 6 School and grade: Bearden Middle School 8th grade Personality traits: courageous, joyful, confident, fun, soothing to be around (as described by Madison’s mom) Favorite foods: Steak, artichokes and chocolate — “I love food! I eat a lot of it!” Favorite movie: The Proposal Favorite TV show: Pretty Little Liars Favorite song: “I like a little bit of everything.” Favorite school subject/activity: language arts and science, and school in general — “I love school!” Likes: school, as well as breaks from school Dislikes: smell of lavender – “It’s NOT soothing.” What I do for fun: swimming, tennis, student council, National Junior Honor Society
  6. 6. Subspecialist Profile: William Glaze Vaughan, M.D. Mentor inspires love of pediatric surgery broad. It’s always interesting and offers a great deal of variety.” Common surgeries include hernias, “lumps and bumps,” appendicitis and circumcision. On the other end of the scale are the more complicated and unusual cases – neonatal surgeries, chest wall deformities, fundoplications for gastroesophageal reflux disease, congenital lung cysts, gastroschisis (intestine outside the abdomen at birth), diaphragmatic hernias (hole in the breathing muscles) and solid tumor cancers. Any case can be complicated if the patient has a variation of the disease. “Many children will have a surgical condition that is not a ‘textbook case,’ so we sometimes have to step way outside the box to think of the possibilities and ways to provide the best care for each unique case,” Dr. Vaughan said. Dr. Vaughan enjoys working with families in tackling the challenges of providing the best surgical care for their children. Pediatric surgeons are faced with technical challenges, such as operating on a premature baby that may weigh little more than a pound, and physical challenges, such as correcting a deeply depressed chest wall deformity. According to Dr. Vaughan, his greatest challenge is the emotionally heavy responsibility of delivering heartbreakingly bad news. “When the outcome is not good, such as for a child who has experienced a severe traumatic accident, it is more than difficult to tell the parents their child is no longer with us.” However, medical science progresses at a rapid pace, offering Dr. Vaughan and his pediatric surgery colleagues new instrumentation and procedures to provide better care. For example, minimally invasive surgery is possible in even the smallest neonatal patients now because of the miniaturization of surgical instruments. “Minimally invasive surgery offers decreased pain, decreased morbidity, less scarring and sometimes even better outcomes than traditional surgery,” he said. Keith Goodwin, President/CEO of Children’s Hospital, said of Dr. Vaughan, “We’re thrilled that he’s come to join Children’s Hospital and lead our pediatric surgery group in providing care to the children of this region.” A 3 a.m. experience was the catalyst for a career in pediatric surgery for Children’s Hospital’s newest subspecialist. William Glaze Vaughan, M.D., who joined Children’s Hospital in February as the new Director of Pediatric Surgery, was inspired during residency by his mentor, Dr. Darrell Hermann, during that 3 a.m. surgery. “His eyes gleaming, Dr. Hermann looked at me and said, ‘Can you believe they pay me to do this?’” Dr. Vaughan said. “His passion and enthusiasm for the surgical care of children ignited my desire to pursue a career in pediatric surgery.” Dr. Vaughan eventually completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery in Indianapolis and most recently has been in practice in Fort Worth, Texas. “I care deeply for children. As the father of four, two of whom have undergone surgery, I am keenly aware of the emotional distress and anguish that parents experience when their child has surgery,” Dr. Vaughan said. “Being a father has made me a better doctor, and being a doctor has made me a better father. It’s an honor and a privilege to care for children. When parents entrust me with their child, I assure them that I’ll care for their child as though the child was my own.” Dr. Vaughan and his wife, Kimberly, are both originally from Georgia, so returning to the southeastern United States was appealing. When he visited and interviewed at Children’s Hospital last summer, he found himself impressed with both the scenery, which appeals to his love of outdoor activities, and the people: “I went home and told my wife it felt ‘familiar,’ like a family reunion. There was a sense of home, and the people were kind and genuine and generous.” As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Vaughan treats patients from birth to about age 18 – that encompasses premature infants weighing barely a pound (and who will fit into the palm of his hand) up to teens who have reached maturity. “They have different body types, different physiologies, different diagnoses,” he said. “So it’s very About Dr. Vaughan Fellowship (pediatric surgery) – James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals, Indianapolis, 1993-95 Education B.S. (biology) – North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Ga., 1980 M.S. (biochemical nutrition) – Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., 1982 M.D. – Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, 1987 Other – Surgical Research Fellow, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals, 1990-91 Family – Wife, Kimberly Vaughan; sons Keelan (20) and Aidan (9) and daughters Berkley (18) and Ainsley (16) Internship and Residency (general surgery) – The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals, Dallas, 1987-93 Personal interests – cooking, music (plays guitar and wants to learn several bluegrass instruments), hiking, fishing and spending time with family 7 Donate at www.etch.com
  7. 7. 1937. Celebrating Children’s Hospital in the 1950s It also was the year a hospital facility dedicated to the health care of children opened in Knoxville. Who knows what Dr. Jarrell Penn envisioned when he undertook an effort in the mid-1930s to open a polio hospital for children? But 75 years after the Knox County Crippled Children’s Hospital began operation on Laurel Avenue, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is still providing specialized care to the sick and injured children of the region. Penn, an orthopedic surgeon, and fellow Knoxvillians Henry Galbraith and Oscar Schwarzenburg Sr. sought to open the facility because polio was the major health threat of the time. In the 1940s, admissions from counties outside of Knox led hospital officials to change the facility’s name to East Tennessee Crippled Children’s Hospital, and patients ages birth through 21 years with any type of illness were accepted for treatment. Then in the spring of 1955, test results of a study of a vaccine created by Jonas Salk indicated it was safe and effective in preventing polio. Soon after, Salk’s vaccine was licensed for public use, and children around the world lined up to receive their injections. The virtual elimination of polio was a landmark in children’s health care, but there were still many other diseases to be conquered, and children to be treated. So in December 1955 the hospital was again renamed—this time to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. 75 YEARS of Caring It was the year … the antihistamine was discovered by French chemist Daniel Bovet … Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States … Disney introduced its first full-length animated feature, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” … pilot Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared while trying to fly around the world. 8
  8. 8. The Laurel Avenue hospital quickly became too small and inadequate to enable local pediatricians to provide the best care for their patients. In 1968, ground was broken on a property on Clinch Avenue for a new 74-bed, three-story hospital. And since that time the facility has grown at a rapid pace. In February 1975, a 22-bed fourth floor was completed, bringing the hospital’s total number of licensed beds to 96. A month after that, the addition of an Intensive Care Nursery increased the total beds to 122. Throughout the intervening years, the hospital underwent various renovations and expansion but maintained the same number of licensed beds. That changed in 2005: with the opening of the seven-story Goodfriend Tower, Children’s Hospital now boasts 285,500 square feet of space and 152 licensed beds in a family-centered setting. Another momentous occasion: in 1983, the first Children’s Hospital telethon took place in cooperation with the Children’s New hosp ital build ing Miracle Network, and the event was broadcast on WBIRTV 10. Children’s joined 21 other hospitals in the inaugural event. Two years later, the hospital’s volunteer Auxiliary sponsored its first “Fantasy of Trees” holiday fund-raiser. Change and growth have been a constant throughout Children’s Hospital’s 75-year history, but it’s much more than just cosmetic. Today, when you walk the halls of any floor in the hospital, the Koppel Plaza or the Medical Office Building, you’re greeted with walls, floor coverings and artwork that appeal to a child’s eye. The child-friendly décor is just another effort on Children’s Hospital’s part to treat the total child. Throughout the past 75 years, Children’s Hospital has been guided by and blessed with the talent, energy and insight of many physicians, directors and staff. The hospital also has been fortunate to have the overwhelming support of the people of East Tennessee, and we are forever grateful for your support as we celebrate this milestone in our history. 3 elethon, 198 e Network T iracl Children’s M in the 197 0s 9 Donate at www.etch.com
  9. 9. Leading The Way Children’s Hospital’s vision statement is “Leading the Way to Healthy Children.” In this series in It’s About Children, we are sharing with our readers some of the many ways we are “Leading the Way.” Outstanding practices by Children’s Hospital departments are highlighted—things that are, although quite commonplace at our pediatric medical center, actually rather unique. This series showcases the exceptional work done at Children’s Hospital and demonstrates how the hospital is a great place to work. Computers and iPads in Child Life Computers in Therapy Children’s Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center has used computerized equipment and mechanical devices in physical, occupational and speech therapy for several years and continues to adapt therapy techniques to ever-changing technology. “We want kids to build independent skills in ways that are as typical as possible. Now that almost all children are comfortable with computers, children with special needs can learn in ways that mirror their peers,” said Anne Woodle, Director of the Rehabilitation Center. iPads are used in speech and language therapy sessions to teach cause and effect, receptive identification tasks, imitation tasks and as an augmentive and alternative communication (AAC) device. Therapists use several iPad programs including the “Tap Speech Choice” program that uses pictures paired with voice output to allow the child to touch a picture on the iPad screen to indicate his/her want. Therapists also use the “See.Touch. Learn.” program that focuses on receptive identification of photographs that allows the therapist to create lessons that involve the child touching a picture when it is named. Finally, the “Tap Tap Baby” program teaches patients cause and effect. iPads and iPhones can also be used to continue therapy at home and for the patients to increase independence. iPad applications that help with fine motor skills as well as with sensory perceptual development and eye-hand coordination can be useful in occupational therapy. “Technology offers exciting opportunities for therapy. Just as technology plays an ever-growing role in our daily routines, the lives of children with special needs are enhanced by its development and use,” Woodle said. If you ask a teen patient at Children’s Hospital what is essential to a stay here, most would respond “having access to a computer in my room.” According to Child Life Specialist Shannon McBride, technology use is part of the daily routine for these older patients— not just for social connection, but also for education and distraction from procedures and pain. Patients can still be “social” with their friends through Facebook, Twitter and email, which helps normalize their stay in the hospital. Additionally, a sense of normal routine is maintained through computer use by allowing school-aged patients to complete homework and keep up with their studies. Previously, only one computer was available in the “Teen Room” on the Second Floor. For patients in isolation, being unable to connect with friends through social media could add anxiety to the already stressful hospitalization, according to McBride. Three laptops are now available to patients, thanks to a grant from KinFolk, which lends computers to children who are hospitalized or homebound. Children’s Hospital works with the Starlight Foundation, which provides technology to children’s hospitals nationwide, to determine how to appropriately incorporate computers into patients’ daily routines. The laptops are in “constant use,” McBride said, and “at most times, there is a waiting list.” In addition to traditional computers, Child Life has begun to use iPads in patient interactions. The tablets help prepare patients and serve as a distraction during procedures. For example, Child Life can play the sounds of an MRI for a patient before a test begins to lessen anxiety and increase understanding. They also may download pictures of the equipment used in procedures to share with patients. Child Life uses iPads and age-appropriate downloaded apps to distract patients during actual procedures when possible. continued on page 35 10
  10. 10. What’s New at Children’s Hospital participates in Promise of Nursing program Children’s Hospital joined other hospitals and health care organizations to participate in the Promise of Nursing for Tennessee program in late 2011. This initiative raises money for nursing programs throughout the state. As a result of this program’s efforts in recent years, new nurses have already begun practicing in Tennessee. The United States is facing the most profound shortage of nursing professionals in its history—a shortage of 500,000 nurses nationwide. Through statewide galas sponsored across the country by Johnson & Johnson, the Promise of Nursing program raises funds to aid this issue and to celebrate nurses and their contributions to our communities. The Promise of Nursing Tennessee gala took place December 14, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. With 520 nurses and health care professionals in attendance (including 22 from Children’s Hospital), the event raised $380,000 to support undergraduate nursing student scholarships, graduate nursing education fellowships and grants to Tennessee nursing schools. Almost 40,000 qualified nursing school applicants were turned away nationwide in 2009 because of a shortage of faculty, insufficient clinical education sites and budget cuts. These barriers to growth threaten to disrupt health care in Tennessee and across the country. The Promise of Nursing program helps ensure issues faced by nursing schools will be improved. Moving more nursing students into graduate programs is also a top priority for the profession because of the growing demand for nurses to serve in teaching, leadership, specialty and primary care positions. All money raised remains in the state where the gala takes place. The gala included dinner and a series of speakers, including Andrea Higham, director of the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future. The program also included several nurses from across Tennessee speaking about their personal experiences and the power of being a registered nurse. Additionally, the event included the Promise of Nursing Video Challenge Contest. Five videos from among the many submitted were shown, including Children’s Hospital’s “Born this Way” entry, which captured the passion and creativity of pediatric nurses. You can view the video by visiting the Children’s Hospital website at www.etch.com and clicking on the YouTube icon. by Abigail Totty and Cassidy Duckett, student interns Children’s Hospital, UT Medical Center celebrate first anniversary of PICU collaboration In just a year, the collaboration between Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Medical Center has strengthened ties within the community. The program, in which Children’s Hospital nursing employees staff the pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) at both hospitals, has created a beneficial exchange in information and skills between the hospitals. Pam Myers, PICU Nurse Manager, said, “All the employees have strengthened different skills, such as how to deal with trauma patients. The education opportunities in both facilities have allowed us to work toward uniting into one team.” “Both hospitals think this venture is best for the children,” Myers explained. “It recognizes that pediatric nursing is a specialty and not just anybody can take care of kids.” Additionally, the program recognizes the need for the PICUs to be as alike as possible. Through maintaining identical procedures and policies, nurses ensure the greatest possible safety for patients at both hospitals. The second year of the collaboration will focus on exploring new opportunities for staff education and doing as much as possible to enhance patient safety. “Are we through?” Myers asked. “No. We need to continue to let this relationship grow. It is incredibly gratifying and valuable to share information and expertise.” by Cassidy Duckett, student intern 11 Donate at www.etch.com
  11. 11. What’s New at Project ADAM seeks to save lives The heartbeat is the symbol of life. A constant in a chaotic world. The sound a mother-to-be waits to hear during her first prenatal doctor’s appointment. Children’s Hospital has launched a new initiative, Project ADAM Tennessee, to serve children and adolescents through education and life-saving programs that help prevent sudden cardiac arrest. In 2011, several thousand students nationwide died from sudden cardiac arrest. Many of the deaths could have been prevented if an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been used; AEDs allow for early defibrillation, an electrical shock to the heart that enables the heart to return to its normal rhythm. For every minute that passes as sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent. With an AED on-site, school responders can immediately attempt to save a life. All public Knox County high schools currently have an AED, but most middle schools do not have access to one. Project ADAM Tennessee aims to place an AED in each Knox County middle school by 2013. Throughout the year, Project ADAM Tennessee will teach area high school staff, administrators and students how to use AEDs that are currently installed in each school and train each middle school’s staff on proper AED use. Adults who work in or visit in the school setting will also benefit if an emergency arises. Keith Goodwin, CEO of Children’s Hospital, presents Holston Middle School with its first AED. Gresham Middle School and Carter Middle School. An AED has also been placed at Knoxville Catholic High School and at a high-risk school in Claiborne County. Also, an emergency response plan has been implemented at Lakeshore Park in Knox County. Drills are conducted at each school so staff have the opportunity to practice the school’s emergency response plan in case a sudden cardiac arrest occurs. Once a school passes the drill, it is certified as a “Heart Safe” school. Holston Middle School and Knoxville Catholic High School were certified as “Heart Safe” schools in 2011. Project ADAM Tennessee provides schools with thoroughly-researched information and individual consultation on how to prevent sudden cardiac death in the school setting. Schools are provided staff awareness classes, up-to-date information on the incidence and causes of sudden cardiac death, information on screening and pre-participation sports physicals, staff and student CPR/AED training and the implementation of a comprehensive automated external defibrillator (AED) program. All consultation and recognition is provided free of charge to schools. Project ADAM Tennessee is coordinated by Marianne Jennings, RN. The medical director of Project ADAM Tennessee is Jeffory Jennings, M.D., FAAP, FACC, who has been a pediatric cardiologist for 30 years. Dr. Jennings and Marianne Jennings both have extensive experience in cardiology and are devoted to preventing sudden cardiac arrest through education and the deployment of AEDs. Project ADAM Tennessee is the newest affiliate of the national not-for-profit program Project ADAM. Since Project ADAM’s inception in 1999, there have been at least 56 documented cases of lives being saved in Project ADAM Heart Safe schools nationally. by Hayley Martin, Public Relations Specialist Staff at Knoxville Catholic High School participate in an AED drill to certify them as the first “Heart Safe” school in Knox County. Project ADAM is especially beneficial in rural areas; the need for AEDs in schools becomes greater as the response time of emergency medical service is longer than in urban areas. Lisa Wagoner, Supervisor of Health Services for Knox County Schools, identified schools with the most pressing need for an AED; Project ADAM Tennessee has placed an AED in Halls Middle School and Holston Middle School and is in the process of placing AEDs at South Doyle Middle School, 12
  12. 12. What’s New at THA honors nursing director with President’s Award Her hands-on leadership sparked a culture change in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at Children’s Hospital. “Sheri’s passion and commitment to quality health care continues to make us better as a hospital every day,” said Laura Barnes, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Hospital. Keith Goodwin, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital, added, “I admire Sheri and am continually impressed with her commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.” The success in reducing CLABSI at Children’s Hospital is being used as a template in developing a statewide collaborative (see page14 for more information on the CLABSI initiative at Children’s Hospital). “We’ve been able to impact not only the care we provide to our patients here at Children’s Hospital, but we’ve also been involved in reducing the incidence of CLABSI in patient populations across the state,” said Smith, an active participant in programs aimed to improve patient care. “The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety and the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care are the driving forces to improve care for patients in Tennessee.” Smith joined the nursing staff at Children’s Hospital after graduating from nursing school in 1985; she oversees the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, transport, the Emergency Department and trauma. by Abigail Totty, student intern   Since its founding in 1938, the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) has never awarded its prestigious President’s Award to a nurse; instead, honorees have generally been hospital presidents or other administrators. That all changed in November, when the THA honored a Children’s Hospital nursing director with its 2011 President’s Award. Sheri Smith, RN, Nursing Director for Critical Care Services at Children’s Hospital, received the President’s Award for her leadership in patient safety initiatives. She was among 23 individuals and organizations honored by the THA at its 73rd annual meeting in Nashville. According to THA, while attending a meeting of the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety in 2007, Smith became an early committed supporter of the center’s efforts to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Cook earns injury prevention award Susan Cook, Coordinator of Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area (the local coalition housed at Children’s Hospital), received the Outstanding Efforts in Injury Prevention award from the Tennessee Department of Health during an Injury Prevention Symposium at Montgomery Bell State Park. “Each year, the Injury Prevention Program awards individuals for their work and efforts in the field of injury prevention,” said Rose Boyd, Director of Integrated Core Injury Surveillance, Prevention and Control Program for the State of Tennessee. “We know that while we can’t always save everyone in injury prevention, it does make a difference to those we do reach. We thank Susan for making a difference.” The award Cook received was in the shape of a starfish, symbolizing the relationship between the story “Making a Difference” and injury prevention. The “Making the Difference” short story explains how a boy found several starfish on the beach and threw the starfish back in the ocean so they would not die. An older gentleman told the boy his actions didn’t matter because there were too many beaches and starfish to save. The young boy picked up a starfish, threw it back in the ocean and told the man that it made a difference for that one. 13 Donate at www.etch.com
  13. 13. What’s New at Working together to eliminate CLABSI Hospital-wide effort exceeds state, national benchmarks A total team effort has helped Children’s Hospital nearly eliminate a serious public health problem: Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI). A CLABSI occurs when the needle and catheter used to give fluids and liquid medications to patients become infected. CLABSI infections can result in longer hospital stays and even death. Recent results of the five-year Children’s Hospital CLABSI initiative launched in 2006 show the hospital-wide effort is working. Compared to 41 other pediatric hospitals nationwide, Children’s Hospital exceeded state and national benchmarks. Darci Hodge, R.N., Director of Infection Control at Children’s Hospital, calls this continued decrease in CLABSI rates a “reflection of everyone’s support of the CLABSI initiative.” Since infection can happen at any time from the moment the central line is inserted, keeping the central line clean day-to-day is essential. Having every department onboard has helped ensure that the highest standards are met throughout the hospital for safety, cleanliness and quality. This commitment to CLABSI prevention begins the moment a physician orders a central line for a patient. While a central line may be necessary for treatment, it also can, unfortunately, act as a pathway for germs to get into the body. Often, the germs that cause a central line infection come from a patient’s skin. That’s why the entire insertion process takes place under sterile conditions, including wearing sterile gowns and masks, using sterile drapes, and washing hands thoroughly. In addition, the line is never entered following insertion unless absolutely necessary, and lines are removed as soon as it is safe for the patient. The number of CLABSIs has dropped steadily since 2006 in all sections of the hospital. The NICU reported a decrease from 23 CLABSI cases in 2006 to just one in 2011. The PICU, Second and Third Floor inpatient units, Fourth Floor inpatient and outpatient surgical units, and Home Health Care all have celebrated 12 months or longer without a single CLABSI. “All departments, including environmental services, respiratory care, Child Life, engineering, food and nutrition services, have an impact in preventing infections.” Hodge explains that, while the nurses and physicians have made huge contributions to this success, the progress extends across the hospital. “All departments, including Environmental Services, Respiratory Care, Child Life, Engineering, Food and Nutrition Services, have an impact in preventing infections,” she said. As an example of this cooperative effort, Hodge points to Food Services, which carefully mixes and delivers bottle feedings to ensure they are free of harmful microorganisms. While proud of the hospital’s success against CLABSI, Hodges cautions that maintaining the results will require a continued effort by each employee. She adds, “It’s in the dayto-day where infections can happen.” by Cassidy Duckett, student intern King wins state honor Terry King, Pharm.D., of the Children’s Hospital Pharmacy Department, was recently named “Health-System Pharmacist of the Year” by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This award is presented annually to a pharmacist for significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy and hospital practice; development and implementation of advanced hospital pharmacy practice, programs, research and/or publications; personal enrichment endeavors through specialized training and advanced degrees; and demonstrated leadership qualities. 14
  14. 14. What’s New at Children’s Hospital hosts animal therapy study oncology patients who are now teenagers and cancer survivors. The study includes hospitals across the nation. Children’s Hospital’s experience with the HABIT program makes it the ideal setting for the AHA study. Over the years, the dogs have come in handy in tricky situations. Allmon recalled a four-year-old boy who physically refused to move to the sedation room. After efforts by parents, nurses and doctors, the child still would not budge. Then a HABIT dog came in, the volunteer informed the boy that the dog wanted to take a walk, and he happily followed the animal into the sedation room. Additionally, the HABIT dogs have reached beyond just patients. Though their children are too young to interact with the animals, parents of infants are excited to visit with the dogs. Staff benefits as well. “When our days are brightened by the dogs, we can work better for our patients. It’s a chain reaction,” said Allmon. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern   It’s tough to make a hospital feel like home. Florescent lights, sterilized tools and beeping machines aren’t usually found in one’s living room. However, with the help of friendly volunteers and their four-legged companions, Children’s Hospital is one step closer to bringing home to the hospital halls. Through the HABIT (Human-Animal Bond In Tennessee) program, which began at the University of Tennessee in 1986, trained dogs visit certain areas of the hospital with their volunteer handlers. The program has been a joint effort with Child Life, Infection Control and Volunteer Services. Child Life administers the program by identifying which patients the dogs and their HABIT volunteer owners can visit. Each dog has a unique personality and tricks -- from talking to giving high-tens. “These animals bring joy and motivation to our patients and their families,” said Cheryl Allmon, Volunteer Services Manager. Beyond the comfort they bring to patients, these dogs are helping researchers from the American Humane Association (AHA) understand how animal therapy fits into a hospital setting. The research includes one-on-one interviews with staff from departments across the hospital, including Child Life, Social Work, Nursing and Nutrition. The AHA also spoke with mothers whose children are now or previously were going through cancer-related therapy. Children’s Hospital was one of the first hospitals approved for phase one of the study. After the results come in from other participating hospitals, the research team will move to phase two, which involves interviewing former hematology/ Precious Prints Project to begin at Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital is collaborating with the University of Tennessee Student Nursing Association and a local artist to provide a tangible remembrance following the death of a child. Pendants engraved with the fingerprint of the child will be given to these families. Lynne Miller, UT Nursing instructor, came up with the idea after receiving a pendant following the birth of her healthy grandchild. Miller realized lasting fingerprints could provide a validation and remembrance for parents experiencing the death of a child. For Miller, Children’s Hospital was the ideal location for the Precious Prints Project to begin. She explained, “The reputation of caring and excellence in delivery of care for both the individual child and the family caused us to select Children’s Hospital. Many departments within the hospital have worked together to see the project become active, including Nursing, Pastoral Care and Community Relations.” The collaborative effort within the hospital reflects a project with many moving parts across Knoxville. Children’s Hospital, the Student Nurses Association (SNA) at UT and Precious Metal Prints artist Grant Barton must work together and with care to make the pendants possible. The turnaround from time of the child’s death to when the family receives their pendant is two to three weeks. “Families are still in shock. They want to know that their child will not be forgotten. We hope these pendants will continued on page 39 15 Donate at www.etch.com
  15. 15. Q&A Asthma When your child has asthma, it can be very scary. One way to ease your fears is to learn as much as you can about asthma. Also, work closely with your pediatrician or asthma specialist to come up with a plan that will work for you and your family. In this issue of It’s About Children, staff from the Respiratory Care Department at Children’s Hospital discuss the basics of an asthma diagnosis. The experts are Casey Norris, RN, MSN, PCNS-BC, pulmonology clinical nurse specialist and asthma educator; Bob Yost, RRT-NPS, respiratory care coordinator; and Connie Meredith, CRT-NPS, cardiopulmonary therapist. If you think your child might have asthma, have concerns not discussed here or ever have asthma-related concerns about your child, be sure to ask your child’s doctor right away. Q: A: My doctor says my child has asthma. What does that mean? Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung problem. It gets better with good care, but it never completely goes away. Some children seem to “grow out of it,” but this may not be true. Larger airways may just make asthma symptoms seem less severe. Asthmatic airways react more dramatically than normal airways when exposed to triggers (things that irritate the lungs). After an exposure, three things happen: • Airway muscles tighten up. This makes breathing harder work. • A lot of extra mucus is produced. Oxygen has a hard time getting past this mucus to the blood. • The airway linings swell. Small airways may swell almost shut. This also keeps oxygen from getting to the blood and makes breathing hard work. Airway irritants are called triggers. Asthmatics may react to some triggers, but not others. Common triggers include cigarette smoke, pollution, pollen, pets, colds and infections, cockroaches or dust mites, and mold. How did my child get asthma? Asthma can have different causes. For example, family history plays a role. Does any close family member have breathing problems, eczema or allergy problems? If so, your child is at risk for asthma. Asthma also can start from an infection such as RSV in babies, or by heavy exposure to irritants. Breathing second-hand smoke is very damaging. Contact with smoke on clothes, in cars and on furniture is harmful. Every breath will deposit particles and harmful gases in the airways. Q: A: Q: A: How do I know my child really has asthma? Sometimes asthma can be hard to diagnose. Sometimes it can look like “just another cold.” Work closely with your doctor to find out if your child really has asthma. True asthma will: • Occur more than one time. • Have coughing spells and airway tightness (bronchospasm) that respond to rescue medicines. • Not be caused by any other physical problem. Your doctor must look at all other possible causes. Reflux (GERD), vocal cord problems, heart problems, etc., can all look like asthma. Asthma is diagnosed in younger children mainly by observing signs and symptoms. Lung function tests, called PFTs, are the best way to diagnose asthma, but children younger than four years old are often unable to do these tests. Q: How do I know my child is having an asthma attack? A: Cough is often the earliest sign of an asthma attack. Watch for: 16 Think about asthma if your child has had: • A history of breathing problems. • Problems that get worse around a certain trigger. • Coughing spells that lead to throwing up mucus. • Coughing spells at night or first thing in the morning. • Breathing problems that treatments seem to help. • Coughing spells that happen more than one or two times a week. • Cough when waking in the morning. • Waking and coughing during the night. • Cough during the day for no obvious reason. • Extra coughing during play or exercise, especially if it does not go away with rest. • Cough that leads to throwing up.
  16. 16. Q: A: How can I make sure my child is safe at school? It can be scary sending a child to school after an asthma attack. It is important to work with your child’s teacher and the school to make sure your child is safe. Here are some tips: • Request a meeting with your child’s teacher, the school nurse or a guidance counselor to discuss your child’s asthma and have an action plan at school in case of an attack. • Take a copy of your child’s Asthma Home Care Plan to the school for the staff to follow. The plan will give the staff instructions on when to respond and how to give rescue medications. • Older children can carry their rescue inhalers with them at all times. This will require a doctor’s note or school form filled out and signed by your doctor. • If your child is younger, it is important that rescue medicines be kept in the classroom near the child. A child should never have to go to an office that might be locked when needing rescue medication. • If your child has to use his rescue medication, it should be made clear that you need to be called. When meeting with school staff, explain that if your child says he needs to use his inhaler, give the medication and call you so you can decide what needs to happen next. • If you notice symptoms get worse while at school but subside at home, work with the administration to see if there are triggers in your child’s classroom such as mold, dust or strong odors. You might need to provide information on asthma for the teacher and staff if no school nurse is available. • A point to stress with all teachers is that your child should never be left alone when having symptoms of an asthma attack. If symptoms are severe, 911 should be called immediately and rescue medications given as soon as possible. Other signs of an asthma attack can be called the “5 Ts”: • Too Hard - A child’s nostrils may flare (get bigger when breathing in.) You may also see retractions (the skin pulling inward at the neck, between the ribs, or below the ribcage.) • Too Noisy - You may hear wheezing (musical whistling noises) on exhalation. Wheezing may also occur deep in the lungs and will not be heard without a stethoscope. • Too Tight - Unable to take a deep breath and feeling “tight” in the chest. • Too Tired - Unable to “catch their breath” during play or “keep up” with other children. • Too Fast - Count their breaths. (A full breath is in and out when counting.) Compare that rate to the normal breathing rate for your child: • up to 1 year - 40-45 breaths/minute is normal • 1-2 years - 35-40 breaths/minute is normal • 3-4 years - 30-35 breaths/minute is normal • 5-7 years - 25-30 breaths/minute is normal • 8+ years - Less than 25 breaths/minute is normal Q: A: What happens in an asthma emergency? Asthma attacks can come on fast and can get worse quickly. If the early signs are ignored, the attack can become quite difficult to treat. Asthma emergency symptoms to watch for include: • Bluish lips, face, fingernails or body. • Breathing while hunched over. • Difficulty walking. • Difficulty talking, crying or eating. • A child who is restless and cannot sleep. • Severe retractions. • A breathing rate slower than normal. • A child who is barely breathing and cannot be awakened. Remember, asthma can be controlled. It should not control the lives of you or your child. Upcoming community education classes CPR Certification Course Dates: April 2, May 7, June 4 Time: 6-10 p.m. This certification course teaches the American Heart Association chain of survival -- from when to call 911 to how to effectively administer CPR to an infant, child or adult. This course is designed for anyone who may be expected to respond to emergencies at home or in the workplace. Participants must be at least 14 years old. Following the course, participants will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver certification card. emergencies. Instructors are certified through Safe Sitter nationally. Participants must be ages 11-14. Class size is limited, so preregistration is required. All classes are $25 per person and take place in the Koppel Plaza at Children’s Hospital unless otherwise noted. For more information, to register for any of these classes or to receive our free Healthy Kids parenting newsletter, call (865) 541-8262. Announcements about upcoming classes can be seen on WBIR-TV 10 and heard on area radio stations. Or visit our web site at www.etch.com and click on “Health Information” and then “Healthy Kids Calendar.” Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Kids Campaign, sponsored by WBIR-TV Channel 10 and Chick-Fil-A, is a community education initiative of the hospital’s Community Relations Department to help parents keep their children healthy. Safe Sitter Dates: March 10, April 14, April 21, May 19 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch is provided) Safe Sitter is a national organization that teaches young adolescents safe and nurturing babysitting techniques and the rescue skills needed to respond appropriately to medical 17 Donate at www.etch.com
  17. 17. 20th annual Center Stage Tickets A black tie gala to benefit the Goody’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital • Presenting Sponsor Tables for 20 guests: $40,000 per table Saturday, April 14, at the Knoxville Convention Center Doors Open at 5:45 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6-7 p.m. Dinner from 7-8:30 p.m. Chicago’s performance begins at 9 p.m. Late night dancing to the sounds of a dance band following Chicago’s concert About the event: Center Stage was created in 1993 by event chairs Bob and Wendy Goodfriend after their son was hospitalized due to a diving accident. More than $2 million in net proceeds have been raised from the annual charity event since its creation. About the featured performers: Chicago was formed in 1967 and has been successful for decades since. The band has had five consecutive number one albums and 21 top 10 hits, second only to The Beach Boys. The 1970 top 10 hit “Color My World,” known for its slow and soulful opening, will serve as the theme for the event. The rock and roll stars have crafted a legacy with over 100,000,000 unit sales and five decades of Top 40 albums. With a Grammy and multiple American Music Awards under its belt, Chicago continues to tour and released a Christmas album in October 2011. • Chairman Tables for 10 guests: $25,000 per table • Patron Tables for 10 guests: $10,000 per table • Benefactor Tables for 10 guests: $6,000 per table • Corporate Supporter Tables for 10 guests: $3,600 per table • Individual tickets (available if space allows): $350 each For details or tables/tickets, contact Pat Scott at (865) 541-8244 or pmscott@etch.com. 18
  18. 18. Calendar of Events Mark your calendars NOW for several upcoming events to entertain families and benefit Children’s Hospital. Thanks to the generous people of East Tennessee who host and participate in these events, Children’s Hospital can continue to provide the best pediatric health care to the children of this region. The 10th annual Baseball for Babies tournament will take place June 1-3 at various Knoxville-area ball parks. The tournament is open to teams 8U to 16U. The Hayes family of New Market sponsors the yearly tournament in memory of their daughter, Nancy, who passed away in the Children’s Hospital Haslam Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Last year’s event raised more than $15,000 for Children’s Hospital. To learn more about the tournament, contact Lenny Hayes at (865) 441-1367. On March 2, students at the University of Tennessee will start dancing the night away to benefit the Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Dance Marathon will begin at 7 p.m. March 2 and end at 9 a.m. March 3 at the Tennessee Recreational Center for Students (TRECS) on the UT campus. Activities throughout the night will include live music and activities for Hematology/Oncology patients. UT students will also learn a Dance Marathon dance to perform at the end of the 14-hour celebration. For more information, call the Development Department at Children’s Hospital at (865) 541-8441. The 11th annual Star 102.1 Radiothon is April 26-27 at West Town Mall. Radio personalities Marc & Kim and Frank will be on hand from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day to encourage listeners and those who stop by to make a pledge to help Children’s Hospital. The Radiothon will include inspirational patient stories, an extensive silent auction and visits from local celebrities. All proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Home Health Care and the Emergency Department. For more information, call the Development Department at Children’s Hospital at (865) 541-8441. The Peyton Manning Golf Classic benefiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the PeyBack Foundation will take place Monday, June 18, at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville. The format is a 4-player team swat (or best ball) and will be flighted by team handicaps. Golfers can enjoy either a morning or afternoon round, and each round is considered a separate tournament with three flights. Manning, quarterback for the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts, will visit with golfers throughout the day. All proceeds benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Manning’s PeyBack Foundation. To register for the event or for information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the Children’s Hospital Development Department at (865) 5418441. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern 19 Donate at www.etch.com
  19. 19. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 134th Security Forces Squadron 4 MS Entertainment, Inc. 4-H Horse Project of Anderson County A Walk To Remember Ms. Jennifer Aaron Dr. & Mrs. Todd B. Abel Mr. Charles Abernathy Mr. & Mrs. Norman Acuff Ms. Jan Adam Mr. Woody Adams Mr. Ryan M. Adamson Ms. Cherie H. Adcock Mrs. Betty Addonizio Mrs. Beverly C. Adkisson Mr. Brad Adkisson Mr. Jerry Adkisson Ms. Virginia Adkisson Ms. Katherine Adorati The AHB Foundation, Inc. Air Nat’l. Guard Academy Mr. Stephen Albanese Mr. & Mrs. Lee C. Alber Mr. Edward S. Albers, Jr. Alcoa Middle School Mrs. Robert Alewine Mrs. Carolyn L. Alexander Mrs. Donna M. Alexander Ms. Mary E. Alexander Mr. Vasilios Alexiades Ms. Abby M. Alford All Saints Catholic Church Mr. Luther H. Allcorn Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Allen Ms. Connie H. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Allen Mr. Harold W. Allen Mrs. Janet S. Allen Ms. Suzanne C. Allen Allergy & Asthma Affiliates, Inc. The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Alley Alliance Press, Inc. Mr. James F. Allington Brett & Bryce Allmon Ms. Sharon Allred ALM Photo & Sassy Glass Studio Alpha Baptist Church Ms. Betty Lou Alspaugh Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Ambrose American Book Company, Inc. American Screen Art, Inc. Ameriplan Benefit Corporation Amherst Elementary School Mr. Bruce A. Anderson Ms. Carol J. Anderson David & Polly Anderson Mr. Gary Anderson Dr. & Mrs. Thomas I. Anderson Ellen Andrews, M. D. Bill & Robin Andrews Ann Schueler Financial Services APAC Tennessee Harrison Construction Division Apex Office Supply & Design, Inc. Barbara Apking Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant ARAH Federal Credit Union Aramark/UT Catering Arby’s Roast Beef Restaurant #153 Bob & Monica Archer Mr. Leon Arms Mrs. Amanda H. Armstrong David & Geraldine Armstrong Ms. Lauren Armstrong Ms. Sylvia Arnett Doug & Connie Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Don E. Arnurius Mrs. Lois M. Arnwine Mr. Lowell W. Arp Mrs. Jean D. Arrants Arrow Marketing Group Ms. Cathy E. Arter Mrs. Charlotte L. Arwood Mr. Jeffrey A. Ashin Mrs. Betty M. Ashworth AT&T Ms. S. M. Atchley Mr. Brian C. Austin Auto Credit of Knoxville Avanti Savoia Ms. Rita J. Aycock Mrs. Midge Ayres Fantasy of Trees once again successful In a world of smart phones, wireless internet, and reality television, the 27th annual Fantasy of Trees transported guests and volunteers back to a simpler time. The theme, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” was a nostalgic take on the holiday season, complete with two shiny 1950s era cars at the entrance. The five-day celebration at the Knoxville Convention Center was a great success to benefit Children’s Hospital, attracting almost 56,000 guests and raising nearly $343,000. These funds will be used for a wide variety of equipment in the Radiology Department, Lifeline Transport Services and the Pharmacy Department. Plans are already underway for the 2012 Fantasy of Trees, which will take place November 21-25 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The theme for this year’s event is “The 12 Days of Christmas” and will include 20 designer trees and accessories, a variety of children’s activities, festive entertainment and holiday traditions that have made Fantasy of Trees successful for 27 years. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern Donate at www.etch.com
  20. 20. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Ayres, Sr. B Squared Enterprises Mr. & Mrs. Edward U. Babb Mr. & Mrs. Ray Babb, Sr. Ms. Margaret B. Badal Mrs. Heather Bader Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Bahr Mr. John D. Bailey Ms. Kathleen Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Walter C. Bailey Ms. Debra L. Baker Ms. Kelly S. Baker Ms. Leanne Baker Ms. Marcie C. Baker Ms. Patricia F. Baker Raj Baljepally, M. D. Lauren & Grace Ball & Friends Mr. Bernard D. Ballard Ms. Susan K. Ballard Bank of America United Way Campaign BarberMcMurry Architects Benjamin Barbour Mr. David Barbour Ms. Dorothy D. Barbour Joseph G. Barbour Ms. Leslie Barbour Mr. D. C. Barefield Mr. Bill J. Barnard Mrs. Laura P. Barnes Mr. Steven L. Barnes Ms. Kimberly Barnett Mark & Susan Bascom Basham Company, LLC Ms. Deborah Batmon Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bayse BB&T Mary Anne & Sam Beall Mr. David L. Beals Mr. Robert G. Beam Beaman Imports Bearden Elementary School Bearden High School NAHS Ms. Alice Beauchene Beaumont Elementary School Magnet Honors Mrs. Mary R. Beck The Bed Store Ms. Angela S. Beeler Ms. Connie E. Beeler Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Beeler Ms. Marion B. Beeler Mrs. Susan C. Beeler Mr. William L. Beeler Ms. Connie L. Begovich Bel-Air Grill Mr. Duane Belcher Mr. & Mrs. Anthony C. Bell Mr. Ernie A. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Bell Ms. Rose M. Bell Ms. Martha H. Belland Mr. Ivan L. Beltz Ms. Virginia Benio Mr. Joe Bennett Robert & Frieda Bennett Bennett Galleries & Company Mr. & Mrs. Tom P. Benson Mr. Joe Berg Ms. Wilma A. Berggren Berta M. Bergia, M.D. Mrs. Michelle Berrier Mr. & Mrs. Mike Berrier Ms. Donna Berryhill Emma & Koki Best Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Alpha Tau Chapter Beverly Steel, Inc. Freida & George Bible Ms. Sandra L. Bickford Mr. & Mrs. David Biggerstaff Mrs. Whitney Biggs Edwin & Karen Bills Dr. & Mrs. David A. Birdwell Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Bishop Mrs. Martha Bishop Ms. Tina R. Bishop Mrs. Allison Bivens Blackberry Hollow Drs. Gregory D. & Abigail W. Blackmon Mr. Tom Blackstock Mrs. Gloria I. Blackstone Ms. Lauren M. Blair Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Blake Mr. & Mrs. Alton E. Blakley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Blanton, Jr. Mr. Keith Blanton Ms. Alice R. Blaum Blessings Mrs. Norma H. Blevins Bliss Blount Memorial Pathologists, PLLC Blue Knights Motorcycle, Inc. Blue Ridge Foods, Inc. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust Mr. William A. Boatman Ms. Heather Bock Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Bodie Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Boggs, Jr. Ms. Elaine Bohanan Ms. Gina Boike Mrs. Charlene M. Bokan Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel J. Bolas Mr. Don E. Bolen Bonefish Grill Mr. John T. Bonham Bonitz Flooring Group, Inc. Bonny Kate Elementary School Ms. Rita J. Booker Ms. Teresa Booth Taylor Booth Mrs. Andrea P. Bowditch Mr. Rufus Bowen, Jr. Bowen Engineering Corporation Mr. Walter H. Bower, Jr. Larry & Betty Bowers Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bowker Boy Scout Troop #213 Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Boyer Mr. Glenn R. Boyles Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley’s Club Blue Thomas & Nancy Brackett Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Brackins Mr. James T. Bradbury Mrs. Myrtle G. Braden Dr. & Mrs. Carl A. Bradley Miss Kristin Bradley Ms. Pamela Bradley 21 Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Bradley, Jr. Brakebill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Mrs. Margie M. Bramblett Charles & Lou Bramwell Joseph & Dana Brandon Mrs. Helen K. Branson Mrs. Karen Branson John & Chris Brantley Mr. Nicholas Braswell Doyle & Ella Bray Yvonne A. Bremer, M. D. Ms. Gayle Breslin Ms. Mary Ellen Brewington Brickey-McCloud Elementary School David & Shalinka Brickhouse Ms. Sally S. Bright Ms. Barbara A. Brimi Bob & Connie Brimi Mr. Leonard W. Brinkman Drs. Kevin & Jennifer Brinkmann Mr. William C. Britt Brixx Turkey Creek Brixx West Hills Broadway Electric Service Corporation Doug & Jan Brock Mr. Harold E. Brock, Jr. Ms. Laura K. Bronkala Mr. Benjamin Brooks Mrs. Betty Lou Brooks Mr. David C. Brooks Ms. Sharon M. Brothers Ms. Belinda M. Brown Ms. Brandi Brown Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Brown Kay & Phil Brown Ms. Nancy E. Brown Ms. Rachel R. Brown Brownie Troop 20213 Mr. David Browning Ms. Billie J. Bruce Joey & Meegan Bruce Bryan College-Knoxville Mr. Eldridge Bryant Ms. Donna J. Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. Jack T. Buchheit Donate at www.etch.com
  21. 21. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Mr. & Mrs. John T. Buckingham Bill Bugher Building Service Concepts, Inc. Mrs. Jo Ann Bullard Von & Linda Bullock Jimmy & Tina Bunch Mrs. Imogene Burchfield Burger King Ms. Konda Burnett Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Burnette Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Burnette, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Danny L. Burns Mrs. Jeannice M. Burns Mr. & Mrs. James S. Bush Dr. & Mrs. Rafael B. Bustamante Greg & Lori Butler Ms. Kim Butler Ms. Frances Byrd Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Byrd Ms. Margaret J. Byrd C & S Distributing C.M.A. Supply Company, Inc. Cabot Creamery Cooperative Ms. Jane M. Cade Mr. Marvin D. Cadwallader Mr. & Mrs. Hunter Cagle Mr. George T. Cagley Vince & Emily Cain Mr. Baxter Caldwell Ms. Jane L. Calfee Mr. Charles Calloway Ms. Helen M. Calloway Camp Wesley Woods Ms. Annette M. Campbell Dr. & Mrs. Carlos C. Campbell Ms. Ellen Campbell Jean Campbell Mr. Jeffrey L. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. John W. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Campbell Mr. William R. Campbell Campbell County School Nutrition Program Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cannon Cannon & Cannon, Inc. Mr. Cole Canter Mr. Bill D. Cantrell Mr. & Mrs. John Capobianco Ms. Amy R. Cardwell Ms. Lisa K. Cardwell Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Carlomagno Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Carlton Mrs. Barbara S. Carmack Ms. Tracey L. Carmichael Carmike CinemasCarmike Ten Carmike Cinemas-Cinema 3 Theatre Carmike Cinemas-Cinema 4 Carmike Cinemas-College Square 9 Carmike CinemasFoothills 12 Carmike Cinemas-Movies 2 Carmike Cinemas-Movies 7 Carmike CinemasWynnsong 16 Miss Eden Carnes Eden, Zion & Abigail Carnes Ms. Eva H. Carpenter Carpenter Foam Carpenters Middle School Mrs. Lorene T. Carr Bob & Pat Carroll Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie H. Carroll Mr. & Mrs. John M. Carson, Jr. Mr. Jerry L. Carter Marc & Regina Carter Diane G. Carter & Courtney Carter Carter Elementary School The Carter Family Ms. Sandra J. Carver Ms. Jessica Casey Cash Registers 911 Mr. & Mrs. Wallace A. Casnelli Mr. Scott Cass Mr. James Y. Cassady Mr. Chris Casteel Molly Cat Ms. Edith Cate Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Cates Catholic Student Association Mr. Richard C. Cawood Ms. Janell Cecil Cedar Bluff Elementary School Cedar Bluff Elementary, Student Council Ms. June Cely Central Baptist Church of Fountain City Ms. Angela M. Chabot Mr. Bruce Chamberlin Mr. & Mrs. Ralph L. Chambers, Jr. Mrs. Doris S. Chandler Ms. Elaine Chandler Mr. Jeffrey A. Chapman The Charis Foundation, Inc. Chattanooga Area CFC Cherokee Country Club Mr. Vincent Chesser Chico’s, Inc. Child Neurology Services, PC Mr. & Mrs. Alan L. Childers Children’s Faith Pediatrics PC Children’s Hospital Gift Shop Children’s Hospital Volunteers Ms. Gina L. Childs Lauren Chiles, M. D. Chilhowee Intermediate School Ms. Irene C. Chitwood Ms. Lori S. Chmielewski Ms. Shirley Choate Christenberry Elementary School Dr. Lise M. Christensen & Dr. Jesse Doers Christian Academy of Knoxville Christian Academy of Knoxville Dance Team Megan Christian: Mary Kay Dr. Deborah J. Christiansen & Mr. Kenneth S. Christiansen Christmas Time at The Pool Place Mr. & Mrs. Christos L. Christopoulos 22 Mrs. Xrista Christopoulos CiCi’s Pizza Linda Cifala & Tamsen Smith Mr. & Mrs. Steve Cinnamon Mr. Harold M. Clabough Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Claiborne Mr. Simpson J. Claiborne, Jr. Ms. Beverly Clark Mr. & Mrs. Dewey L. Clark Mr. & Mrs. Raymond F. Clark Mr. Roy L. Clark Clarkrange High School Dr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Clary Classy Gift Creations Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Clayton Katie Clevenger Christian D. Clinard, D.D.S. John & Lillian Clinard Mr. Dale Cline Clinton Bedding Company Clinton High School NHS Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Clotfelter Ms. Nancy Cloud Clover Leaf Stables CMN Internet Donations Ms. Yvonne Coates Mrs. Deborah T. Cobb Mr. Bill Cockrum Lucas & Andrea Coffey Frank & Sonya Colandro Mr. Kenneth M. Colburn Ms. Laurie Cole Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Cole Ms. Natalie D. Coleman Coleman’s Printing & Awards Kendall Collier Ms. Leann L. Collier Mrs. Ameline Collins Ms. Jama Collins Jerry & Jackie Collins Ms. Kelly M. Collins Colonial Heights Rebels Baseball, Inc. Combat Pest Control, LLC Mr. & Mrs. John A. Comer Commercial Realty Investment Group, LLC Donate at www.etch.com
  22. 22. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Complete Bookkeeping Service Mr. Michael F. Conar Concord Sailing Center at Concord Yacht Club Ms. Deane W. Conley Mr. & Mrs. Bo Connor Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Connor Mr. Robert J. Cooch Ms. Betty J. Cook Ms. Sally S. Cook Mrs. Sidney R. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Ted D. Cook Cynthia Cooke & Amy Chesney CO-OP Financial Services Mrs. Betty S. Cooper Mrs. Debra K. Cooper Dr. & Mrs. Gary A. Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Jack A. Cooper Ms. Jacquelin Cooper Mr. & Mrs. M. Dalton Cooper Mr. Verne E. Cooper Ms. Alza Cope Mr. Harold C. Copeland Jonie Copeland Copper Ridge Elementary School Ms. Paris J. Cornwell Mr. & Mrs. James M. Corum Cosby High School Key Club Coulter & Justus, P.C. Thomas Grant Countiss Country Treasure Ms. Barbara Courtley Ms. Bennie M. Courtney Mr. & Mrs. Milburn R. Courtney Ms. Suzanne Cove Covenant Health Mr. John L. Coward Mr. Benny Cox Mr. David V. Cox Mr. Ellis Cox Ms. Frances G. Cox Mr. & Mrs. Hugh B. Cox Mr. James M. Cox Leonard & Brenda Cox Mrs. Margarete C. Cox Ms. Mary A. Cox Mr. Steven R. Cox Mr. Earl P. Crabtree Mr. Jack P. Crabtree, Jr. Ms. Judy H. Cranford Mrs. Sue Craven-Smith Mrs. Dorothy J. Crawford Dr. & Mrs. Jay Crawford Crescent Bend House & Gardens and The Toms Foundation Mr. George W. Crisp Mr. Anthony W. Crist Dr. Cynthia A. Crosby Mr. Bob R. Cross Cleois H. Cross Cross Roads Presbyterian Church Crossmark Sales & Marketing Crouch Florist & Gifts, Inc. Ms. Mitzi Crowder Mr. Steve H. Crowe Mr. Steven M. Crowe Mr. Walter Crowe Crowe Horwath, LLP Sarah Crowley & Kristin Montgomery Ms. Janet C. Crumbley Mrs. Katie C. Cruze Mr. Philip R. Crye Crye-Leike Realty CSL Plasma Cub Scout Pack #243 Cub Scouts Pack 119 Alan & Phyllis Culvahouse Cumberland Gap High School HOSA Mrs. Carol A. Cumesty Barry F. Cummings, M. D. Ms. Elizabeth Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Donnie J. Cummins Howard & Mary Ann Cummins Mr. Charles E. Cunningham Mr. Harold W. Cunningham, Jr. Mrs. Stephanie J. Curtis Cuts, Inc. CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. The annual Hair at the Fair event, sponsored by Great Clips at the Tennessee Valley Fair each September, raised $3,542 for Children’s Hospital in 2011. Pictured here for the check presentation are (left to right): Rebecca McKnight and Scott Suchomski from the Tennessee Valley Fair; Jordan Henegar, Tennessee Valley Fair Princess; Ellen Cole of Children’s Hospital; Don Elliot and Melanie Elliot of Great Clips; and Paige Alcorn from the Tennessee Valley Fair. D2 Industrial Services, LLC Mr. Thomas L. Dagley Dairy Farmers of America Daisybeedesigns.com Mrs. Cathy Dake Miss Lauren E. Dake Mr. & Mrs. John M. Dale Mr. Ronald F. Dalia Tim Dambro, M. D. Dance Marathon Council-UT Ms. Ashlea Daniel Ms. Brenda Daniels Mr. & Mrs. James Daniels Mr. Kenneth R. Daniels Mrs. Sallie Danko Mr. Brandon R. Darr Mr. Spencer Darr Dart Container Corporation Mr. Don E. Daugherty Mrs. Pat B. Davenport Hubert & Rose Davidson 23 Mr. & Mrs. Jackson B. Davidson Mr. Edwin W. Davis Joe H. Davis Mr. Gary Dawn Mr. Anthony De Gregorio Mr. & Mrs. Archie Dean Dennis & Anita Dean Dr. & Mrs. Donnie K. Dean Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Dean, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J. Wallace Deaver Ms. Jennifer Deering Wice Ms. Betsy DeGeorge Ms. B. Jean Dehart Mrs. Laciena Del Aguaro Michael & Laciena Del Alguaro Mr. Jerry G. Delene Mr. Robert J. Delmoro Mrs. Margaret H. Dempster Mr. & Mrs. Jack Denton Donate at www.etch.com
  23. 23. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Mr. & Mrs. Seth C. Dunaway Ms. Denise W. Duncan Jared & Laura Duncan Ms. Jeanne Duncan Ms. Marie Duncan Mr. & Mrs. Mike Duncan Mrs. R. H. Duncan, Jr. Mrs. Sharon Duncan Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dunn Mr. Donald E. Dunning Duracap Asphalt Paving Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Giles S. Dye Jack & Peggy Dyer Mr. Scotty Dykes Eagle Distributing Co., Inc. Mr. & Mrs. John T. Eakin Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Earhart Mr. Gordon A. Early Mr. Steve Early Mrs. Betty C. Eason East High Sub-Debs Social Club East Hills Baptist Church East Knox Elementary School East Tennessee Discount Drug & Wilson’s Sav-Mor Drugs, LLC The East Tennessee Foundation East Tennessee Pediatric Cardiology, PC East Tennessee Pediatric Surgery Group, PLLC Mr. Bob Ebinger Mr. John Eblen Tom & Mara Eckhardt Edward Jones Mr. Larry H. Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Russell D. Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Tim Edwards Ms. Tina R. Edwards Jean Edwards Ms. Kathryn S. Eggleston Mrs. Anna Y. Eldridge Ms. Karen G. Eldridge Loudon Elementary School’s “Girls on the Run” program participants hosted a fundraiser to benefit Children’s Hospital. Recently the students and their adult sponsors presented a $375 check to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital for Radiothon 2012. Mr. Marcus B. Denton Mr. Michael E. DePew Dermatology Associates of Knoxville, PC DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Designs By Cathy Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dettmering Ms. Vernice Devaney Ms. Lisa Devenyi Ms. Clara DeVoe Ms. Sharon Devore Mrs. Marilyn M. Dick Ms. Kimberly Dickey Mrs. Deborah L. Diddle Ms. Billie Sue Dilworth Ms. Debbie A. Dirr Dishner Designs Mr. K. Nick Dixon Mr. Ronald Dixon Mr. & Mrs. William Dixson The Doane Angles Ms. Brenda S. Dockery DOE Ms. Shannon Doggett Dogwood Elementary School PTO Ms. Jennifer D. Doherty Ms. Elaine Dollar The Dollywood Company Mr. George E. Dominick Ms. Sherry L. Donald Doncaster Mrs. Susan Dongarra Ms. Kyra J. Donnell Mr. Jeneral Doss Ms. Linda Doss Ms. Sheri L. Doubrley Ms. Lisa S. Douglas Dow Chemical Company Ms. Erin Downey Debra & Melissa Doyle Drain Construction Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. Draper Ms. Martha W. Drewry Ms. Trudy Dreyer Ms. Cindy Dubnicka Mr. Michael P. Duggan Ms. Jeannie H. Dulaney Mr. & Mrs. James W. Dunaway 24 Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Eldridge, III Mr. & Mrs. C. Graham Elfstrom Mrs. Lynn M. Elkins Mr. Kenneth Elliott Ms. Nancy C. Elliott Mr. Bob R. Ellis & Mrs. Cathy Ingram Mrs. Jean A. Ellis Ms. Nannie Ellison Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Elsea Matthew & Bridgett Elswick Mr. & Mrs. Macel Ely, II Ms. Mary E. Embler Embroiderers’ Guild of America Knoxville Chapter Emerald Youth Foundation Michael & Deborah Emery Emory Valley Center Mr. Ralph D. England Mrs. Louise C. English Ms. Eva B. Enix Mr. Mark Enix The Episcopal School of Knoxville Ms. Monica J. Eshleman Ms. Shabre Eskridge Mr. & Mrs. Frank Esslinger Ms. Sandra S. Estes ETCH Lab ETCH Oncology Clinic Staff Mr. & Mrs. Billy R. Evans Eva’s Catering Mr. Bob Evridge Eye Care Centers, PLLC Eykon Design Resources Factory Carpet Warehouse Bob & Sally Fagg Mr. & Mrs. Fred Fain Family of Tammy Shockley Ms. Pamela P. Fansler Ms. Lois A. Farmer Farmers Insurance Farragut Middle School National Jr. Honor Society Farragut Middle School, Bronze Pod 6th Grade Farragut Pediatrics Donate at www.etch.com
  24. 24. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Farragut Pharmacy, Inc. Farragut Presbyterian Church Sr. High Youth Fast Frame Fay Portable Buildings, Inc. Shellie, Josie & Olivia Fellers Ms. Janice H. Fennell Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Mr. David E. Fielder Greg & Jan Fine Marion & Dora Fine Louie & Judy Finley Mr. James Fipps First Choice Chiropractic First Tennessee Bank, N.A. Fisher Tire Co. Ms. Judy A. Fleenor Fleming Machine & Welding Shop Mr. Scott D. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Eddy Flynn Harold & Glenda Flynn Mr. James Foggin & Mrs. Carol L. Monroe Food City #688 Dawn & Richard Ford Ms. Elizabeth B. Ford Mr. Lance Ford Mr. Robert H. Ford Ms. Kelly Forster Fortress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Foster Mrs. Nora R. Foster Rev. Sandra S. Foster Mr. Gary Fox Fox Den Country Club Ewell & Barbara Foxx Ms. Melissa France Ms. Marilyn L. Frank Mr. Michael J. Frank Ms. Michelle Franklin Mr. Herbert W. Franseen Mr. Norman R. Frantz Mr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Fraser John & Patti Frazier Ms. Catherine Freels Mr. & Mrs. Dale Freels Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Freels Ms. Patricia S. Freels Mr. David C. Freeman Mr. Frank Freeman Ms. Bonnie M. Freytag Charlie Frost The Frost Family Froyoz FC, LLC Ft. Sanders Educational Development Center Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center Mrs. Mona D. Fulmer Fusion Tanning Studios Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Gaddis, Jr. Ms. Nicole A. Gaines Mr. James E. Galbraith Ms. Audrey T. Gallagher Mr. James L. Galo Mr. Toby Gambill Mr. Horton G. Gangwer Mr. Gregg Gann Mr. Robert D. Gantt Mrs. Tiffany E. Gardner Mr. Walter L. Gardner Mrs. Priscilla Garner Mr. William Garrett Ms. Linda M. Garten Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Gaskin Mr. David Gay Debbie Gay & Donna Kirkland Mr. Billy Gazzaway Mrs. Peggy H. Geldmeier Mr. Charles G. Gentry Mr. Sam Gentry Mr. Leland D. George Mrs. Rebecca S. George Georgia Pacific Professional Gerdau Ameristeel Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club GFWC Knoxville Women’s Club GI for Kids, PLLC Ms. Betty Gibbs Ms. Claire Gibson Mr. Randy Gieseking Mrs. Ann Giffin Gift Gourmet & Interiors The Giggling Crafters Grover & Jewell Gilbert Ms. Judith B. Gilbert Roger L. Gilbert, Atty. Mr. George Giles Ms. Teresa Giles Ms. Bridgett A. Gillespie Ginger’s Uniforms, Inc. Ms. Denise Girard Girl Scourt Troop 20109 Girl Scout Service Unit of Seymour Girl Scout Troop #20705 Girl Scout Troop #21087 Girl Scout Troop 20611 Girl Scout Troop 20861 Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachia Troop 28010 Girls On The Run of Greater Knoxville, Inc. Give With Liberty Employee Donations Ms. Jennifer K. Glasgow Mr. James E. Glass Glass Bazaar Globe Mechanical, Inc. Go Green Recycling Mr. Paul E. Goad Mr. & Mrs. Steve Gobrecht Mr. & Mrs. Herman L. Goddard Ms. Teresa Goddard The Godfrey Family Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. Ms. Samantha C. Godsey & Mr. Darran Classen Gondolier Pizza of Halls The Goodfriend Foundation Ms. Jennifer Goodman Mrs. Mary D. Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Zane D. Goodrich Mrs. Floyd P. Goodson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Goodwin Dode & Joan Gordon Donald & Nancy Gordon Mr. Buzz Goss Ms. Laura Goss Ms. Nancy Gouffon Mrs. Pat V. Gouge Mr. Tracy D. Graham Tom & Henry Grahl 25 Ms. Judy A. Graveline Mr. Braxton Graves Mr. Charles E. Graves Ms. Meredith Graves Mr. Thomas Graves Ms. Dawna C. Gray Great American Cookies Great Clips Great Smoky Mountain Chapter NPMA Mr. Joal Green Richard & Connie Green Don & Pat Green Green Magnet Math & Science Academy Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Bill & Melba Greene Mr. & Mrs. David L. Greene Mr. Freddie W. Greene Mr. H. R. Greene, Jr. Mr. James R. Greene Ms. Robin Greene Mr. & Mrs. William E. Greene R. B. Greene Memorial Fund Mr. & Mrs. Douglas P. Greenlee Ms. Gracie Greenway Ms. Joyce Greenwood Ms. Carina Greer Mr. William C. Greer Mr. Panos Gregoriou Ms. Igrid R. Gregory Teressa Gregory & Rebecca Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Mike W. Greiner Gremp Steel Company Gresham Middle School Ms. Beverly Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Hugh A. Griffin Mr. Jeff Grigg Ms. Estelle S. Grisham Ms. Jessica S. Grizzle Ms. Phyllis G. Gross Mr. John Gunter J.T. Guthrie & Son, Inc. Mr. Bill Guynes Gwen Costner Originals H.O.P.P. Mr. Arthur G. Haas Donate at www.etch.com
  25. 25. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Ms. Laurie Hackler Mrs. Pamela S. Hackler The H.T. Hackney Company Hackney Petroleum, Inc. Stan & Rosalie Hadley Mr. James E. Hahn Mr. & Mrs. Allen C. Halcomb Terri & Tom Hale Brigitte & Paul Hall Mr. Henry M. Hall Ms. Karen Hall Ms. Pamela L. Hall Mr. Ralph N. Hall Mr. Rusty N. Hall Pam Hall & April Collette Charlene Hall-DeAula Designs Halls Elementary School Mr. Frank H. Hambright Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Hamby Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hamby Mrs. Wendy Hames Ms. Callie Hamilton Ms. Katherine Hamilton Ms. Kimberly D. Hamilton Dr. & Mrs. Steven W. Hamilton Mr. Francis F. Hammer Mrs. Anita Hammons Hammontree Real Estate Mr. Andy Hampson Ms. Pearl E. Hampton Melissa & Steve Hansen Mr. Walter E. Hanson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Harb, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Steven D. Harb Mr. Charles Hardin Donna Hardin Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Hardin Hardin Valley Academy HOSA Hardin Valley Academy, National Honor Society Ms. Gail R. Harp Ms. Ann Harper Mr. Jack K. Harper Ms. Minnie Harper Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Harper Mr. William E. Harr Ms. Carolyn W. Harris Ms. Nina Harris Mr. Robert Harris Mr. Earl Harshbarger Ms. E. Faye Hart Mr. James Hartsell Mr. George Hashbarger, Jr. Dr. Thomas G. Haskins, III & Dr. Shannon Cohen Mr. & Mrs. James A. Haslam, II Mrs. Dee Haslam The Haslam 3 Foundation The Haslam Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. Bradley S. Hatcher Ms. Carletta Haun Mrs. Patti Haun Mr. Paul H. Haun Amy Hawk Mr. Jim Hawkins Ms. Linda J. Hawley Mike & Mary Lou Hayes Mr. Ronald A. Hayes Mrs. Joyce Haynes Mr. Martin L. Hazlett Paul & Faye Head Mr. & Mrs. Guy H. Heath Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Heath Ms. Pat Heath Ms. Staci N. Heath Terry L. Heaton Mr. & Mrs. Albert D. Heckert Ms. Cynthia D. Heffner Mr. Mitchell Heidel Ms. Doris Heidrich Ms. Vickie Heiskell Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Heller Mr. Charlie E. Helms Mr. & Mrs. Rollins Helms The Helton Foundation Roy & Janice Hembree Mr. & Mrs. J. Graham Hemmeter Jim & Patti Henard Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow M. Henderson Jan P. Henley, D.D.S., P.C. Brock & Kathy Henry Mrs. Lila F. Henry Mrs. Margaret J. Henry Mrs. Margaret B. Hensley HEPACO, Inc. Heritage Homes & Designs Ms. Jan Herlitze The Hernandez Family Mary Helen & Harry Heroman Ms. Amy M. Hess HGW & Associates, LLC Gary & Tammy Hibben Lawson Hickox Mr. & Mrs. James M. Hicks Ms. Wendy Hicks Ms. Carol A. Higgs Mr. Jerry M. Higgs Dr. & Mrs. William R. High Ms. Louise Higman John H. Hildreth, CLU Ms. Anne M. Hill Ms. Kathy B. Hill Hillcrest Baptist Church Mr. Gary G. Hilton Mrs. Wanda L. Hinchey Mrs. Patricia J. Hinds Mr. Richard Hinds Mrs. Brenda Hines Mrs. Gale Hinton Mr. Troy W. Hinton Mr. Jeff Hipsher Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Hirsh Mr. Raymond D. Hitch Mr. Tim Hitson The Hobby-Williams Salon, Inc. Ms. Gina Hodges Erik & Kathi Hofstad HOG Dragon Chapter Mrs. Shelia F. Hohman Mr. & Mrs. John E. Holladay John & Pat Holland Mr. James Hollis Ms. Debbie Holloway Kena Holmes Ms. Annie E. Holoubek Holp Construction, Inc. Ms. Amy J. Holt E. Michael Holt, M. D. Homespun Kids 4-H Club 26 Mrs. Donna E. Hooker Mr. Billy Hooks Mr. & Mrs. James R. Hooper Mr. John C. Hoover Dr. & Mrs. Laszlo Hopp Ms. Judy A. Hopson Mr. & Mrs. G. Wilson Horde Mr. & Mrs. Terrell Horne Mr. Myron Hornyak Ms. Jana S. Horton Ms. Christel Hoskins Mr. Norman Hoskins Ms. Robin Hoskins Ms. Sara E. Hosman Hourly Employees of Dow Chemical Harry & Sharon House Marvin & Janie House House Hasson Hardware Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Houston Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Houston Hovis Orthopaedic Clinic Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy E. Howard Mr. Russell W. Howard Mrs. Ruth A. Howard Shane & Tina Howard Ms. Michele Howell Terry & Lynda Howell Mr. Bill R. Howerton Ms. Linda J. Howes Mrs. Alice Huddleston Dr. & Mrs. Charles I. Huddleston Mr. Robert L. Huddleston John W. Hudson, D.D.S. Mr. Carl R. Huff Jama Huff Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Gary Hughes Mrs. Lucy G. Hughes Ms. Pamela S. Hughes Humes Hall Students Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hungerford Mr. Doyle Hunt Mrs. Dorothy C. Hunter Hayes & Joyce Hunter Lt. Col. John E. Hunter Donate at www.etch.com
  26. 26. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Mr. William H. Hunter Mr. & Mrs. Lee Roy Hurst Mr. Gene H. Huskey Mr. Jonathan T. Hutchison Mrs. Peggy A. Iachetta Ice Chalet Skating Club Dr. Alan S. Icenhour The Incredible Christmas Place Inflight Celebrations, LLC Joy & Jere Ingram Ms. Phyllis Inman Mr. Roy H. Inman Insurance Systems Integrity Taxes Mr. Billy J. Ipock Iron Workers Local Union #384 IRONIC- Unique Iron Home Decor & Gifts Mr. Gary A. Irving ISCO Industries, LLC Mrs. Jennifer D. Isham Mrs. Bonnie C. Ivey Mrs. Carney S. Ivey Ms. Marilyn F. Ivey Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Ivy J & S Cartage, Inc. JA Distributing Mr. & Mrs. James J. Jablonski Jacksboro United Methodist Women Ms. Beulah Jackson Ms. Jean M. Jackson Ms. Lauren L. Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Jacobs Wes & Norma James Mrs. Carolyn Jarnigan Jen Jesseph Photography Mr. Dale Jenkins Ms. Janet Jenkins Ms. Elizabeth Jennings Dr. & Mrs. Jeffory G. Jennings Mr. & Mrs. Larry W. Jennings Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Jeppesen Mr. & Mrs. Victor J. Jernigan Jewelry Telelvision-The Consumer Protection Dept. Mrs. Sybil L. Joffe Ms. Alma J. Johnson Andy & Jennie Johnson Ms. Angie Johnson Mrs. Brenda Johnson Mr. Charlie W. Johnson Mr. Jacob Johnson Mrs. Janet T. Johnson Mr. Joe L. Johnson Ms. Kelley Johnson Mrs. Paula A. Johnson Ms. Reba J. Johnson Ms. Rebecca Johnson Johnson & Galyon, Inc. The Johnson Family Mrs. Betty C. Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Howard F. Johnston Bryce Jones Mr. & Mrs. David L. Jones Mr. Keith Jones Mr. Lonnie Jones Marvin & Fawnee Jones Mrs. Melissa Jones Mr. Melton Jones Mr. Rex Bradford Jones Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Jones Camille & Morgan Jones Jordan Distributing Company Mr. Fuad A. Jubran Jupiter Entertainment Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy J. Justice Ms. Deborah C. Justus K & Y Creations K J Cookies Ms. Margaret A. Karnis Karns High School FCCLA Karns High School NHS Mr. Frank R. Kaspar Kay Jewelers Arnie & James Keck Keener Lighting Company Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Kell Mr. Gordon Kelley Ms. Shelia Kelley Ms. Pat C. Kelly Ms. Verdean C. Kelly 27 It’s About Children recaps the events and friends that support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information regarding the fund-raising efforts of Children’s Hospital, contact: Children’s Hospital Development Office P.O. Box 15010 Knoxville, TN 37901-5010 (865) 541-8441 • www.etch.com Development Staff: Carlton M. Long Vice President for Development and Community Services (865) 541-8172 • cmlong@etch.com Teresa Goddard Major Gifts/Grants Development Officer (865) 541-8466 • tgoddard@etch.com Debra Poole Planned Giving Director (865) 541-8467 • dapoole@etch.com Pat Scott Community Development Officer (865) 541-8244 • pmscott@etch.com Alexis Niceley Community Development Specialist (865) 541-8745 • aniceley@etch.com Ellen Cole Children’s Miracle Network Specialist (865) 541-8437 • ecole@etch.com Rebecca Greene Children’s Miracle Network Specialist (865) 541-8608 • rgreene@etch.com Marguerite Hogan Creative Projects Officer (865) 541-8741 • mshogan@etch.com Audrey Madigan Development Operations Specialist (865) 541-8723 • lamadigan@etch.com Susan Cate Gift Records Specialist (865) 541-8162 • scate@etch.com Paula Haun Development Office Secretary (865) 541-8441 • phaun@etch.com Donate at www.etch.com
  27. 27. Donors October 1 - December 31, 2011 Kiwanis Club - Tellico Plains A. Bernhard Kliefoth, III, M. D. Ms. Carol Knaffl Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Knies Ms. Charissa Knouff Knox County 4-H Clubs Knox County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 911 Knox-Tenn Rental Company Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Knoxville Bolt & Screw, Inc. Knoxville Catholic High School Knoxville East High School Alumni Association Knoxville Elks Lodge #160 Knoxville Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The Knoxville Journal Knoxville Mommies.com Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association Knoxville Neonatal Associates Knoxville News Sentinel Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic, P.A. Knoxville Pediatric Associates, P.C. Knoxville Pediatric Cardiology Knoxville Porcelain Artists Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Knoxville Zoo Ms. Katherine Kober Ms. Joyce Kohli Kohl’s A-Team Kohl’s Department Stores James F. Kotsianas, D.D.S. Catelyn & Connor Krings Karthi K. Krishnan, M. D. Krispy Kreme #55 Kroger #506 Kroger #524 Kroger #525 Kroger #530 Kroger #531 Kroger #536 Kroger #549 Santa and Mrs. Claus, with former Children’s Hospital NICU and PICU patient Billie Raelynn Whitten (now age 2), presented a donation to Alexis Niceley of Children’s Hospital on December 21. The donation, which supports the Greatest Needs fund, was from funds raised at the “Santa’s Land on Main Street” event in historic downtown Clinton during December 2011. Ms. Vicki B. Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Kelso Ms. Polly T. Kemper Ms. Karen E. Kendrick Mr. Edward A. Kenik Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy Ms. Kristin Kennedy Barbara & Randall Kenner Ms. Lauren M. Kenny Kenny Pipe & Supply, Inc. Mr. Lyonel Kent Mr. Raymond E. Keny Mr. Frank Kerns The Kerr Family Mr. & Mrs. Al Kesley, Sr. The Kesley Family Mr. Carroll B. Kesterson Mr. & Mrs. Jerry E. Keyes Rose & Jack Kile Mr. Kevyn L. Kilgore Ms. Wanda Kilpatrick Mr. & Mrs. John C. Kimbel Kimberly-Clark Corporation Kimberly-Clark Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Alice F. Kincaid Ms. Minnie E. King Mr. Robert L. King Mr. & Mrs. Scott King Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. King Mr. Wayne E. King Ms. Yvonne L. King Kingston Academy Kingston Elementary School Mrs. Chelsey Kirby Mr. Noel P. Kirby Mr. Philip Kirby Mr. Robert S. Kirkham Mr. & Mrs. Kevin L. Kirkland Ms. Nona D. Kirkland Mr. Perry Kirkpatrick Ms. Terri Kirkpatrick Kitts Cafe Kiwanis Club - Norwood 28 Kroger #558 Kroger #562 Kroger #581 Kroger #583 Kroger #598 Kroger #599 Kroger #628 Kroger #686 Kroger #698 Kroger #848 Kroger #862 Kroger #870 Mr. & Mrs. James A. Krug Mr. & Mrs. Merlin A. Krull Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Krushenski Ms. Georgia Kuoni Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Kyker La Petite Academy - Emory Road Ms. Mary F. LaBonte Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 818 Ms. Lillian Lacey Ms. Erin Laine Dr. Ameeta Lall & Mr. Chris D. Watkins Mr. & Mrs. Jude Lam Mr. Lloyd Lamb Ms. Brandy M. Lambert Jack & Carolyn Lambert Mr. William K. Lambert Mr. Roger Land Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Lane The Harry Lane Family Foundation, Inc. Ms. Kathleen M. Langley Mr. & Mrs. Floyd W. Langston Mrs. LeAnn Lanz Mrs. Amy C. Large Mr. & Mrs. David Lavender Marion & Virginia Lawhorn The Estate of Sarah Lawson Rev. & Mrs. David P. Lawson Mr. Greg Lawson Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lawson Ms. Lisa Lawson Donate at www.etch.com