“Dear
Children’s”
September 2, 2011
Dear Children’s Hospital,
	 My 7-year-old daughter was there for a week
(just got home...
Children’s Hospital NOTES
	 Children’s Hospital has a new solution for parents
on the go – an app for the Android phone. T...
Brooklynn Whitaker, a nine-year-
old from Cumberland Gap,Tenn.,
was such a healthy child that she only
needed to visit her...
affects the blood cells and immune
system. ALL, the most common type of
childhood cancer in children ages one
to seven, is...
Brooklynn
Oncology Patients and Parents
(H.O.P.P.) group, an official support
group of Children’s Hospital that
provides s...
Why Pediatrics?
I once heard a quote by Max Heller stating,“All of us search for a
way to understand what our role in life...
For more than a quarter of a century, Fantasy of Trees has
marked the arrival of the holiday season in East Tennessee.
Thi...
Special events at Fantasy of Trees include:
PREVIEW PARTY
Tuesday, November 22, 7-10 p.m.
	 At Fantasy’s Preview Party, ki...
Gibson joins Children’s Hospital board
	 As a parent of a child who was
successfully treated for a serious
medical conditi...
Hospital activates pediatric stroke protocol
	 Stroke in children is relatively uncommon compared to
the adult population....
Children’s Hospital to bring
accredited Cystic Fibrosis Care Center to Knoxville
	 Children’s Hospital and the University ...
 	 Children teach Laura Barnes something new every day.
“We learn more from our kids than, sometimes, they learn
from us,”...
18
	 Parents don’t routinely choose their child’s
anesthesiologist, but as a parent, you can choose the hospital
where the...
Elise M. Morvant, M.D.
Dr. Morvant holds a bachelor of
science in biology from Nicholls
State University, Thibodaux,
La.; ...
Q&A
	 It happens every day – teenagers become drivers. According
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor ...
Q:
A:
Q:
A:
	 What are some good first steps parents can take to educate 	
	 tweens and teens on the perils of driving?
	 ...
Planned giving
	 Debra Poole has joined the
Development staff of Children’s
Hospital in the newly created role
of Planned ...
Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals Telethon
	 The 30th
annual Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals Telethon will be broa...
What do you get for the one person on your holiday list
who seems to have everything? This year, consider making
a donatio...
21 Donate at www.etch.com
Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011
Ms. Brandi Brown
Ms. Kathy A. Brown
Ms. Teresa A. Brown
Ms. V...
Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011
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First Fruits Catering
First Tennessee Foundation
Mr. Butch Fi...
Area Walmart stores hosted a Children’s
Miracle Network Hospitals campaign in May
and June. Store employees worked with gr...
Kroger hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in
August for its newest Kroger Marketplace store, to be
located at the corner of ...
On September 2, members of the University
of Tennessee’s Delta Delta Delta Sorority presented a
check for $10,655.47 to Ca...
Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011
Donate at www.etch.com26
Starbucks Cumberland
State Farm Mutual
	 Automobile Insurance
...
Bob & Wendy Goodfriend
	 Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon
		 M. Sachs
Jess & Dan Heath
	 Kimball & Brian Heath
Alex Higley
	 Mr. Thomas ...
Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011
Alex Lansing
	 Mr. Thomas Owen
Jackson Lansing
	 Mr. Thomas Owen
Allison Grace & Tyler ...
It's About Children - Winter 2011 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Winter 2011 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
It's About Children - Winter 2011 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital
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  1. 1. “Dear Children’s” September 2, 2011 Dear Children’s Hospital, My 7-year-old daughter was there for a week (just got home last night) for pneumonia. She was so very, very sick. Still is but on her way to getting better. Every single person we saw there from the Emergency Department nurses and doctors to the people who brought our meals and housekeeping staff to the PA who put her PICC line in and the nurses down there to the student nurses were absolutely wonderful! Everyone was so kind, helpful, and so sweet. Especially our nurses, who of course are who we saw most of the time. I wanted to hug all of them! Our nurse especially from yesterday and the day before during the day was wonderful. She had such a calming spirit and did such a great job teaching me the PICC line and was so very patient with me. The whole staff who was involved with putting her PICC line in were also so amazing. My daughter had never had anything like this done before, and I was terrified. They were so comforting and did so well putting me at ease about it. They were just so great. The home nurse called to check on us this morning, then someone from Children’s Hospital called to check on her. It’s never fun being in the hospital, but for such a hard situation, they made it so much better! I’m so thankful for everyone there! I just wanted to say thank you so much! You all are amazing! Laura Johnson On The Cover: Brooklynn Whitaker of Cumberland Gap. Read her story on pages 4-6. Dear Children’s Hospital, I just want everyone to know how grateful our family is that everyone took such wonderful careof my granddaughter, Chevelle King.I want to start with the Emergency Department; EVERYONEwas exceptional, and I wish I could remember everyone’sname. We arrived by ambulance early Wednesdaymorning about 2 a.m. on 04/06/11. I hope those staffmembers can be recognized, especially the doctor on duty,and I am sorry I cannot remember his name. Then there isthe Second Floor staff, especially our nurse Michelle on dayshift -- she is outstanding -- and our respiratory staff on allshifts was outstanding. I can’t say enough about the job they have done,following all safety and patient care policies that I am awareof. They really seemed to enjoy engaging in conversationwith Chevelle and making sure that all of our questions andconcerns were addressed and our needs met but alwaysputting Chevelle’s needs first!!! Thanks to all involved to doinga wonderful job and caring so much for others. Every personwe came in contact with including housekeeping wasprofessional, kind, concerned and doing an outstanding job.Even when I saw staff with or without other patients, I sawnurses helping each other and everyone smiling andworking together when we passed the nurses’ station goingto the playroom. Nights were quiet, and vitals, meds,treatments were on time! Thank you, Laura Parks (Grandmother) Dennis Ragsdale, Chairman • Bill Terry, M.D., Vice Chairman Michael Crabtree, Secretary/Treasurer • John Buchneit, 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 Lise Christensen, M.D., Chief of Staff • Mark Cramolini, M.D., Vice Chief of Staff Lori Patterson, M.D., Secretary Ken Wicker, M.D., Chief of Medicine • Cameron J. Sears, M.D., Chief of Surgery 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 Ellen Liston, APR, Fellow PRSA, Director of Community Relations Wendy Hames, APR, Editor • Neil Crosby, Contributing Photographer www.etch.com Board of Directors Medical Staff Chiefs of Services Administration It’s About Children Staff A quarterly publication of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, It’s About Children is designed to inform the East Tennessee community about the hospital and the patients we serve. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s vision is Leading the Way to Healthy Children. Children’s Hospital is a private, independent, not-for-profit pediatric medical center that has served the East Tennessee region for nearly 75 years and is certified by the state of Tennessee as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center. “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 Children’s Hospital is a Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus
  2. 2. Children’s Hospital NOTES Children’s Hospital has a new solution for parents on the go – an app for the Android phone. The Droid app joins the Children’s Hospital iPhone app launched a year ago. “Children’s Hospital wants to provide the most innovative services to our patients and families, and that includes the latest technology that families are using,” said Keith Goodwin, President/CEO of Children’s Hospital. “With the Children’s Hospital apps for both the iPhone and Android phones, more than two-thirds of smartphone users can benefit from this service.” This FREE application is available now in the Android Market Place by searching “East TN Kids” in the Applications section. The app offers the following: • General hospital information • A map/directions to Children’s Hospital and parking areas • A password-protected section for children’s medical history, including medications, allergies, immunizations and emergency contacts • Hundreds of health and safety articles in the KidsHealth section • A sign-up page for Children’s Hospital’s e-newsletter • A news and events section Android phones and the iPhone together now account for nearly 70 percent of smartphone subscribers in the U.S., according to July estimates from comScore, with Android use the fastest growing in the market. 2011 IMPACT Award Winner Named In East Tennessee, Children’s Hospital makes an impact on the lives of children, families and employees through Service Excellence. While each member of the Children’s Hospital team follows the philosophy of Service Excellence, one individual is recognized each year for truly making an IMPACT on co-workers, patients and their families. The Service Excellence team was proud to announce the 2011 IMPACT award winner, Judy Potter, CPhT. Children’s Hospital employees vote for the annual IMPACT award winner following anonymous nominations of peers. Requirements include connecting with people, working with passion and recognizing the importance of each person. According to Service Excellence Director Lee Ann Easter, “Judy has the ability to anticipate potential needs and addresses them before they become crises. She plans for smooth transitions during the initiation of process changes by working around peak hours of areas affected.” Potter demonstrates IMPACT principles through her interactions with her co-workers by being “calm and kind” and working through issues face-to-face rather than through email. Potter received a $3,000 award for this achievement -- $1,000 is for her own use, while the other $2,000 is for an allocation of her choosing. Potter chose to use the funds to provide iPads and apps for Child Life’s use in the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern Children’s Hospital launches new app for Droid phones Special thanks from Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital would like to extend thanks to The Incredible Christmas Place on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge for graciously allowing us to shoot our cover photo for the Winter 2011 It’s About Children magazine in their beautiful Christmas store. 3 Donate at www.etch.com
  3. 3. Brooklynn Whitaker, a nine-year- old from Cumberland Gap,Tenn., was such a healthy child that she only needed to visit her pediatrician for yearly checkups. Brooklynn never even had the occasional runny nose or earache. At her four-year-old checkup, her pediatrician, Dr. Gautami Dholakia, joked that she would next see Brooklynn when she turned five. Exactly six months later, in April 2006, Brooklynn returned to Dr. Dholakia’s office, based in Middlesboro, Ky., for ear pain. Brooklynn was diagnosed with an ear infection and endured three rounds of antibiotics before the infection was cured. Dr. Dholakia ordered a CBC (complete blood count) to see why Brooklynn’s body resisted the medication.The test was abnormal but did not explain why the germs that were causing her ear infection had resisted the antibiotics. In June, Brooklynn developed a low fever and intense stomach pain. Her parents, Kristen and Mike Whitaker, rushed her to their local emergency department, but tests were inconclusive. Soon, Kristen noticed Brooklynn was bruising in unusual places, like around her mouth and where her water wings Brooklynn B 4
  4. 4. affects the blood cells and immune system. ALL, the most common type of childhood cancer in children ages one to seven, is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood that can progress rapidly without treatment.The next morning Dr. Castañeda, called “Dr. Vicky” by her patients, started Brooklynn on an aggressive 26-month chemotherapy treatment plan. Brooklynn’s family and doctors decided to enroll Brooklynn in a clinical trial sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). Because of Children’s Hospital’s membership in COG, children in East Tennessee have access to cutting-edge research treatment protocols without having to travel hundreds of miles for therapy. Brooklynn’s treatment plan involved daily oral chemotherapy, several spinal taps, bone marrow aspirations, intramuscular chemotherapy injections and chemotherapy through a port in her chest. “At one point during chemo, I had to take 17 pills at once. My nurse taught me to swallow them by practicing swallowing M&Ms; it was the best way to learn how to swallow pills,” Brooklynn said. Brooklynn went into remission on July 31, 2006, but had to endure two additional years of chemotherapy to maintain her remission. Brooklynn continued to come to the Hematology/ Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital for treatment. The Whitakers traveled to the Hematology/Oncology Clinic several times a week while Brooklynnn was on treatment and became very close with the other families who were going through similar situations. “We all had such a unique bond. We could relate to each other and rely on each other for support. We really were a family,” Kristen said. Although Brooklynnn was sick, the Whitakers wanted her to live as much of a normal life as possible. “She wanted to keep doing the activities she loved, so we let her play soccer and basketball when she could,” Kristen said. At only four years old, she even found humor in the loss of her hair. “She actually enjoyed her hair falling out. She would wake up in the morning fastened around her arms while she swam. “I didn’t become truly scared until Brooklynn, her brother, Hunter, and I were playing outside, and she said ‘Mommy, I’m just too tired to play anymore.’That terrified me. Four-year- olds don’t get too tired to play,” Kristen said. “I immediately scheduled another pediatrician visit.” At the appointment, Dr. Dholakia noticed Brooklynn’s spleen was enlarged and immediately sent her to the hospital for an ultrasound and another CBC test. “The ultrasound technician looked alarmed while she examined her spleen; I knew something was seriously wrong,” Kristen said. On the way back to the pediatrician’s office to discuss the test results, the Whitakers stopped at a fast-food restaurant for lunch. “We hadn’t been gone from the hospital for 15 minutes before Dr. Dholakia called and told us to come directly to the office,” Kristen said. “We knew it wouldn’t be good news.” Dr. Dholakia informed the Whitakers that Brooklynn’s spleen was two times larger than an adult’s spleen and sent her directly to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. That night, Dr. Victoria Castañeda, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Children’s Hospital, diagnosed Brooklynn with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of cancer that Left: Child Life Specialist Anna Taylor teaches Brooklynn about her chemotherapy treatment by using “Jessie” the doll. Right: Brooklynn gives “Jessie” chemotherapy through the port in the doll’s chest. “At one point during chemo, I had to take 17 pills at once. My nurse taught me to swallow them by practicing swallowing M&M’s; it was the best way to learn how to swallow pills.” — Brooklynn Brooklynn and her brother, Hunter, enjoy a day at Dollywood in 2007. 5 Donate at www.etch.com
  5. 5. Brooklynn Oncology Patients and Parents (H.O.P.P.) group, an official support group of Children’s Hospital that provides support for families of children dealing with cancer as a way to give back. Brooklynn and her brother, Hunter, love volunteering at H.O.P.P. events and seeing old friends. “When Brooklynn was first diagnosed with cancer, someone told me ‘You will learn about the blessings of cancer.’That made me angry at first but now I understand it,” Kristen said. “God has truly blessed us. You are never guaranteed another day, and our family understands, appreciates and enjoys life so much more deeply now.” by Hayley Martin, Public Relations Specialist with wads of hair on her pillow and just laugh,” Kristen said. Brooklynn had several setbacks during her treatment plan, including several infections and one type of chemo that caused one of her leg muscles to constrict, requiring physical therapy. Brooklynn is a fighter, and after 26 months of grueling treatment, she went completely off-therapy on August 31, 2008. Now she only has to visit the Hematology/Oncology Clinic every six months for checkups. “Dr. Vicky warned me that she may have side effects from the chemotherapy and that her leukemia could return. I asked her how long I needed to look for the warning signs, and she looked at me with a serious face and said ‘Forever,’” Kristen said. “She has been off-therapy for three years now, and I still analyze every bruise and low-grade fever.” Brooklynn is a happy, healthy and very active nine-year-old girl with big dreams. She makes straight A’s in school, plays soccer and basketball and is on both the cheerleading squad and dance team. “I will let her try and do anything she wants to, within reason,” Kristen laughs. “I want her to experience everything!” Kristen now serves as the Vice President of the Hematology/ A bit about me: Name: Brooklynn Whitaker Age: 9 School and grade: 4th grade at Heritage Christian Academy in New Tazewell Favorite color: pink Favorite food: pizza Favorite TV show: “Shake It Up” Favorite Game: Sorry Favorite school subject: History What I do for fun: Soccer What I want to be when I grow up: Dentist or Veterinarian Left: Brooklynn and her cousin, Gunner, open Christmas presents in 2006. Right: Hunter and Brooklynn at the beach in June 2007. One of Brooklynn’s many talents is cheerleading. 6
  6. 6. Why Pediatrics? I once heard a quote by Max Heller stating,“All of us search for a way to understand what our role in life is. How do we serve, and how do we serve God? In my opinion, the best way is to serve his children.”I agree completely. I believe there is no greater role in life than to serve children. God has blessed me with the ability to serve them through healing in sickness and guidance in health. What a privilege! Greatest Influences: My greatest influences are my parents. Growing up I was taught to love God, love my family and then love what I do.They taught me to strive for excellence, and they supported me every step of the way. Philosophy: In taking care of children, we have the unique opportunity to teach healthy habits and good choices early in life. It is much easier to prevent illness and disease than cure it. If I can help a child make healthier and safer decisions, then I have succeeded in changing that child’s future for the better. Proudest Moment as a Pediatrician: When you are considered a member of the family, and walk with the family and child through a difficult journey, you establish a bond that can never be broken.Those bonds and special relationships make me proudest. Why Pediatrics? When I started medical school, I was certain I wanted to do adult critical care medicine, but during my pediatrics rotation, I fell in love with pediatrics. I love being part of a family; I love watching the family grow together. I love to quell an anxious mother’s fears and listen to the hopes and dreams of a teenager. Greatest Influences: My kids. I don’t think I could really understand what it is like in the trenches of motherhood otherwise. Philosophy: Parents already know what is wrong with their child, if only we as health care professionals will take the time to listen. Proudest Moment as a Pediatrician: While working in a poor inner-city clinic, I had an especially bright, articulate young lady who was making poor choices. We discussed her bad choices. She stomped off angry. A year later she called me and told me that she had returned to school.The next year she asked me to be a reference for an elite college. I have never been so proud to see her go to this college as the first in her family to complete high school and go to college. Laura Kraus, M.D. Laura Asbury, M.D. Age: 32 Family: Husband, Dr. Shane Asbury; son Landon (17 months) Name of Pediatric Practice: Pediatric Clinic, Knoxville and Seymour Personal Interests: UT Football (Go Vols!), spending time at the beach, reading and, most importantly, spending time with my husband and little boy Academic Background/Prior Experience: B.S. – Furman University, Greenville, S.C., 2001 M.D. – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, 2005 Residency: T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital, Chattanooga, 2005-2008 Additional Experience: Chief Resident at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital, 2008-2009; Attending Physician at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital, 2009-2010 Age: 36 Family: Husband, Mathew Kraus; children Jackson (9), Zoe (6), Greyson (3) and Lealand (12 months) Name of Pediatric Practice: Mountain View Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Jefferson City Personal Interests: Hiking, gardening and playing with my children Academic Background/Prior Experience: B.S. – Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, 1997 M.D. – University of Tennessee, Memphis, 2001 Internship and Residency – Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass., 2001-2004 Pediatrician Profiles 7 Donate at www.etch.com
  7. 7. For more than a quarter of a century, Fantasy of Trees has marked the arrival of the holiday season in East Tennessee. This year’s event will showcase a theme of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” highlighted with nostalgic decorations and designs that celebrate the simple pleasures of the holiday season during the 1950s. This 27th annual event takes place at the Knoxville Convention Center November 23-27. This year’s Fantasy of Trees offers a variety of new activities in addition to old favorites. Visitors can stroll through a “forest” of more than 350 beautifully decorated trees, holiday accessories, fireplace mantels, door designs, table centerpieces and “Adopt-a-Trees” decorated by local school children. Guests will also enjoy the Gingerbread Village, where they can view and purchase delicious creations by area bakers, chefs and students, and experience the talents of dancers, singers and other entertainers at the Fantasy Theater. The Fantasy is also the perfect place to check off items on holiday gift lists; guests can shop for toys, clothing, accessories and seasonal decorations at the Holiday Marketplace. Children’s activities include a 30-horse carousel, visits with Santa, cookie and craft decorating, face painting, Frosty’s Playground, and three new activities. Thanks to new Raffle Tree sponsor Walmart, Fantasy visitors will once again have a chance to win a beautifully decorated tree surrounded by an array of gifts or one of four second place prizes of $250 Walmart shopping sprees. Tickets are only $5 each and are sold throughout the five-day event, ending at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. Winners are drawn at random immediately after ticket sales are over. At the Giving Tree, sponsored by Target, families can give back to Children’s Hospital by making donations to “purchase” various items like popsicles and diapers to support patient needs. All donors receive a paper ornament for their own tree to signify their contribution. 8
  8. 8. Special events at Fantasy of Trees include: PREVIEW PARTY Tuesday, November 22, 7-10 p.m. At Fantasy’s Preview Party, kick-off the holiday season by enjoying great food, shopping, dancing and previewing and purchasing designer trees and accessories. Tickets are $65 per person and should be purchased in advance; attire is festive holiday wear. To purchase tickets, call (865) 541-8441. This opening night event is sponsored by Emerson Process Management. TINSEL TIME FOR MOMS & TOTS Wednesday, November 23, 9 a.m.-noon Moms and their toddlers will have a chance to enjoy special activities together during this opening morning event, and parents will be provided with important holiday safety information. Adults arriving with a child under age four receive half price admission during this event, sponsored by Shoney’s and Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area. BABES IN TOYLAND PARADE Wednesday, November 23, 7 p.m. Don’t miss the area’s first and only indoor holiday parade of the season as children from area day care centers follow a marching band through the Fantasy of Trees. The parade, sponsored by Dollywood, features costumed characters including Shoney Bear and Dollywood entertainers, and Santa in the grand finale. This fun parade begins at 7 p.m. and is broadcast on WVLT-TV Volunteer News. SANTA’S SENIOR STROLL Friday, November 25, 9 a.m.-noon. Seniors and walkers of all ages can enjoy a one-mile walk through the Fantasy of Trees to enjoy the sights and splendor of the holiday season. Seniors 55 and over receive half-price admission of $5 during the event, and information on senior health topics will be provided by event sponsor, Tennova Healthcare. KRIS KRINGLE’S KIDDIE PARTY Friday, November 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Little ones will enjoy Kris Kringle’s Kiddie Party with the event’s interactive musical entertainment, photos with Shoney Bear and holiday crafts. Tickets are free and distributed on a first-come basis the day of the event; seating is limited and all children receive a goody bag. Sponsored by Knoxville Pediatric Associates. c Funds from this year’s Fantasy of Trees will be used to purchase equipment for the Children’s Hospital Radiology Department and for the Lifeline Transport Service. Last year’s event raised more than $340,000 for needed medical equipment, and more than $5.7 million has been raised during Fantasy’s 26-year history. The success of Fantasy of Trees would not be possible without the thousands of volunteers who contribute more than 166,000 hours to make Fantasy of Trees a reality every year. Children’s Hospital would like to thank everyone who makes this event a success, ensuring Children’s Hospital can continue its mission of “Leading the Way to Healthy Children.” For more information about Fantasy of Trees, visit www.fantasyoftrees.org or email fot@etch.com. by Abigail Totty, student intern 9 Donate at www.etch.com THE WILLIAM B. STOKELY JR. FOUNDATION 2011 Major Event Sponsors:
  9. 9. Gibson joins Children’s Hospital board As a parent of a child who was successfully treated for a serious medical condition, Randall L. Gibson has a unique perspective into Children’s Hospital. By joining the hospital’s Board of Directors this summer, Gibson is now in a position to help the hospital that has done so much for his daughter. Gibson, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Lawler-Wood, L.L.C., and his wife, Robin, are the parents of Matthew, Michael and Lauren. “Most parents in this area have visited Children’s Hospital on one or more occasions, and we are no different,” Gibson said. “Our experience with our daughter’s treatment, however, was a little more intensive than the occasional trip to the ER and did open our eyes to how much it means to have this resource in our backyard.” As a little girl, Lauren developed pronounced muscle weakness that appeared suddenly and progressed rapidly. The Gibsons were referred to a Children’s Hospital pediatric neurologist, who ordered a series of tests that led to the diagnosis of a rare but treatable muscle disease. “During this terrifying time and during all of the years of follow-up treatments Lauren has received, we have been so touched by the culture at Children’s,” Gibson said. “The care we received was of superb quality, but we expected that. What we did not expect was the compassionate way in which that care was provided. Everyone we interacted with from admissions to the medical and nursing staffs seemed to understand that children who are sick are also scared and their parents are even more scared.” “The kind, reassuring words and deeds of the staff let us know that they understood our fears and were personally invested in making things better for us,” Gibson continued. “It was noticeably different and meant so much to us at a difficult time.” Gibson is honored to now be part of the Board of Directors and be associated formally with the team of providers who have helped Lauren through the years. “There are certain organizations I view as treasures in our community,” he said. “These organizations serve a critical need for a vulnerable segment of our population in a highly competent, economically efficient and, most critically, compassionate way. Children’s Hospital is one of those organizations. Our children are our most important and precious resource, and they deserve excellent health care delivered to them close to their homes and families. Children’s Hospital has a long tradition of providing that type of care.” During his tenure on the board, Gibson hopes to contribute his expertise in the financial and physical facilities areas, as those are his current focus with Lawler-Wood as well as his earlier education (he holds a bachelor of science in finance and a law degree from the University of Tennessee). “I understand something about running a business and the necessity to make sure business decisions are based upon sound analysis and prudent judgment,” he said. “While mission is first and foremost, the mission won’t be served well if the business isn’t managed well.” He also has set a goal to support Children’s Hospital as it adapts and evolves as needed to the changing world of health care while still maintaining the “compassionate spirit” that has set the hospital apart for so many years. Besides his new work with Children’s Hospital, Gibson currently serve on the boards of East Tennessee Discovery Center, Volunteer Ministry Center and State of Tennessee Building Finance Committee. His past community activities include service on the boards of First Security Group, Young Life, Knoxville Symphony, United Way Allocations Committee, University of Tennessee Pastoral Care Advisory Board and American Heart Association Heart Gala Fundraising Committee. In addition, he was a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2003. “Randy Gibson is a terrific addition to the Children’s Hospital Board of Directors because of his family’s personal experiences with a seriously ill child at our pediatric medical center,” said Keith Goodwin, President/CEO. “He will offer a vital perspective to the board as a parent, and we will also benefit tremendously from his professional expertise. We look forward to working with him in the coming years.” What’s New at 10
  10. 10. Hospital activates pediatric stroke protocol Stroke in children is relatively uncommon compared to the adult population. Nevertheless, it is estimated a stroke occurs in one out of every 50,000 children each year. As a result, physicians at Children’s Hospital see several potential stroke cases every year. Children’s Hospital now has the capability to save the lives of these children because of a pediatric stroke protocol activated one year ago, which involves answering key questions to quickly determine if the patient suffered a stroke, and if so, what treatment is appropriate. The type of treatment used is based on the patient’s symptoms and the amount of time elapsed since the onset of those symptoms. A stroke is caused by a blockage of blood flow, typically by a clot, to part of the brain. The major indicator of a stroke is usually sudden onset of weakness on one side of the body. To determine if a clot is present and a stroke has occurred, the radiologist must perform a computed tomography/ angiography (CT-A) scan to observe the blood vessels to the brain. As a result of this protocol, any time a child comes to Children’s Hospital with signs of a stroke, a CT-A scan is considered. If the CT-A scan reveals a stroke has occurred within the past 4.5 hours and the patient is between 15 and 21 years of age, the medication rt-PA is administered. This medication, which treats strokes by dissolving clots, is now approved for patients 15 years of age and older. However, if the emergency department physician, neurologist and parents agree the child will benefit from the medication, it may sometimes be administered to pediatric stroke patients as young as eight years of age. Because of this time-saving protocol, rt-PA is able to be administered to patients within hours of arriving at Children’s Hospital. If the patient is not a candidate for rt-PA because of age or time elapsed, this protocol allows for a radiologist to be consulted to consider other methods of removing the clot, including image-guided intervention, which is minimally invasive and done with the help of a computer and the latest technology. Eleven Children’s Hospital physicians, on a committee led by senior pediatric neurologist Dr. Chris Miller, worked together to develop this protocol. Since its completion in fall 2010, this protocol has been activated on several occasions and has given doctors the knowledge and confidence to use treatments previously unavailable in pediatrics. This protocol was created because pediatric strokes, while very serious, are quite treatable. Without prompt and proper treatment, up to 10 percent of pediatric stroke victims die and up to 80 percent experience long-term disabilities. While adult stroke protocols are standard, pediatric ones have been limited because of the rarity of the condition. The protocol designed by Children’s Hospital staff is being shared with other children’s hospitals nationwide, so more pediatric providers will have the capability to properly diagnose, treat and save the lives of pediatric stroke patients. by Abigail Totty, student intern Chris Miller,M.D. If you have a Children’s Hospital specialty license plate for your car, you have probably been notified by the state of Tennessee that the specialty plate has been “deemed obsolete” and cannot be renewed. The state has specific guidelines requiring at least 1,000 active license plates at all times, and Children’s Hospital has had difficulty maintaining that level over the past several years. Children’s Hospital license plate update Development Department staff members are seeking to get the license plate reinstated – possibly with a new design – and hope to have the issue brought before the Tennessee legislature in January. Watch future issues of It’s About Children for updates on the license plate program. Children’s Hospital is grateful to everyone who has ever purchased the plate. 11 Donate at www.etch.com
  11. 11. Children’s Hospital to bring accredited Cystic Fibrosis Care Center to Knoxville Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Medical Center recently worked together to receive accreditation for a local cystic fibrosis care center from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The care center will provide expert care for children and adults living with the disease. Previously, there was no adult cystic fibrosis center in Knoxville, as required for accreditation from CFF, so Children’s Hospital’s CF clinic operated as an affiliate site of the accredited center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Once children with cystic fibrosis reached adulthood and needed to transition out of the Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, local options for ongoing CF care were limited. The collaboration to develop The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently awarded accreditation to the Children’s Hospital Laboratory. During the accreditation process, nine inspectors examined the laboratory’s records, quality control of procedures for the past two years, staff qualifications and lab management, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record. “CAP accreditation is equal to or more stringent than the government’s own inspection programs and is awarded to those laboratories that have What’s New at demonstrated excellence in the services provided,” said Bob Stewart, Children’s Hospital Laboratory Director. Children’s Hospital sought CAP accreditation as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation requirements for the CF Center accreditation which was recently granted. This national recognition means the Children’s Hospital Laboratory is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. It is one of more than 7,000 CAP-accredited labs worldwide. by Tyler Lewelling, intern College of American Pathologists accredits lab an adult program at UT Medical Center to work in conjunction with the existing pediatric program at Children’s Hospital means that Knoxville now has a freestanding accredited care center that is part of the CFF network of care centers nationwide. Bruce B. Ludwig, Jr., M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Specialist at UT Medical Center, said, “The University of Tennessee Medical Center and University Pulmonary and Critical Care are excited to partner with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to expand the care of patients with cystic fibrosis. “Thanks to advances in medical care for cystic fibrosis, patients are living longer than in the past,” Ludwig said. “Adults with this disease need to be able to get care in an age-appropriate setting.” Before University of Tennessee Medical Center opened the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, adult patients had to travel long distances to get care. With an accredited center in Knoxville, appropriate multi-disciplinary care is now available much more conveniently for the adult patient population. Accreditation was sought due to the increase in patient population and the longer lifespan of individuals with cystic fibrosis, as well as to provide the benefits of a freestanding care center to the East Tennessee area. The hospitals submitted an application and had a site visit from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Center Committee. The two programs will undergo an annual review for accreditation from CFF, which accredits more than 110 cystic fibrosis centers across the nation. 12
  12. 12.   Children teach Laura Barnes something new every day. “We learn more from our kids than, sometimes, they learn from us,” says the nursing executive who has enjoyed a 37-year career at Children’s Hospital. “They give us so much more than we give to them.” Barnes, her boss says, has given a great deal, dedicating her professional life to the care and well being of children and their families. “Years ago, I was introduced to the term ‘Soul of a Nurse’ — a level of compassion and awareness about the needs of others, a willingness to advocate for those in need, to provide comfort in the face of adversity and the self-awareness needed to put others before one’s self,” wrote Keith Goodwin, the hospital’s CEO, in nominating Barnes as a Health Care Hero. “These traits describe Laura Barnes. “She balances the compassion necessary for her work against the demands of the business as effectively as any professional I’ve worked with over the last 30 years,” he added. “She never loses sight of what being a nurse means to our patients and families.” As Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Barnes often wears a pedometer clipped to her waistband as she moves through the hospital. “I don’t have two days that are the same,” she says. “My role is to be the ears and the eyes for patient care services and represent them well.” She also works on the hospital’s strategic goals, coordinating with departments that touch patient care and making sure staff have the tools to provide quality care. Barnes reminds herself during the challenges of her busy days that her efforts benefit the families Children’s Hospital serves. “I always wanted to be a nurse,” she says. “I don’t think I ever considered anything else from a very early age.” Barnes earned a diploma in nursing from Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in Parent-Child Nursing from the University of Tennessee. She began working as a staff nurse in the intensive care, coronary care and coronary observation units at Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital — now Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center — because Children’s Hospital, in 1972, didn’t have an Intensive Care Unit. “When I learned they were going to open one, I knew that was where I wanted to go,” she says. “I remember the first child I took care of in our ICU.” The 3-year-old girl died from injuries received in a car accident. The young patients she met while coordinator for Camp Eagle’s Nest for pediatric oncology patients are also etched in her memory. The Knoxville Business Journal’s 2011 Health Care Heroes include men and women who have spent their careers improving the quality of life for patients and their families, co-workers, the East Tennessee community and even the world. Among the 2011 honorees was Laura Barnes, Children’s Hospital Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer; she was honored in the category of Health Care Provider, non- physician. Barnes named Health Care Hero Barnes: Continuously improving patient care by Laura Ayo,Greater Knoxville Business Journal Reprinted with permission of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal, knoxbiz.com, August 2011. continued on page 31 Laura Barnes, right, presents Fran Adams a Daisy Award, which recognizes nurses for the education, training and skill they put in their work and the compassion with which they deliver care. Photos:SaulYoung/Greater Knoxville Business Journal. 13 Donate at www.etch.com
  13. 13. 18 Parents don’t routinely choose their child’s anesthesiologist, but as a parent, you can choose the hospital where the anesthesiologist and the entire surgical team are most prepared to care for your child. At Children’s Hospital, the anesthesia team spends each day caring only for infants, children and adolescents. According to pediatric anesthesiologist Heather Phillips, D.O., “After all, that’s why we each chose to work at Children’s. You wouldn’t go to a children’s hospital for adult surgery, so why would you send your child to an adult hospital for pediatric surgery?” Surgical patients at Children’s Hospital have many different needs, from ear tubes and tonsillectomies to emergencies like appendectomies and broken bones. Major operations, such as brain surgeries and spinal fusions, happen at Children’s Hospital almost every day, and the anesthesia team is involved in all of those. Patients range in age and size from premature infants that barely weigh a pound to teenagers and young adults who may weigh several hundred pounds. “We see a wide range of patients, from the critically ill to the very healthy to those with very rare syndromes,” Dr. Phillips said. “We take care of children for all surgeries performed at Children’s Hospital as well as at Children’s West Surgery Center.” Pediatric anesthesiologists are highly educated medical specialists who complete a lengthy and rigorous training process. Undergraduate study and medical school are followed by a one-year internship, a three-year anesthesiology residency and finally a year in pediatric anesthesiology. Some of our anesthesiologists have also completed residencies in pediatrics prior to their anesthesia training. All anesthesiologists at Children’s Hospital are board-certified in Anesthesiology, with many double-boarded in Anesthesiology and Pediatrics; two anesthesiologists also have a third board certification in Critical Care Medicine or Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The anesthesia process Parents and patients meet their surgeon before surgery, generally in office visits. Anesthesia team members typically meet patients and families on the day of surgery. “We want to know everything about your child’s medical What’s New at G. Mark Cramolini, M.D. Dr. Cramolini holds a bachelor of science in biochemistry from Yale University and a doctor of medicine from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Stanford University and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle; a residency in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego; and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Oliver E. Hoig, M.D. Dr. Hoig holds a bachelor of music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., and a doctor of medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. He completed residencies in pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., and anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hospital, Omaha. Lori T. Justice, M.D. Dr. Justice holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.; and a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia. She completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, and a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Robert B. Lembersky, M.D. Dr. Lembersky holds a bachelor of arts from Washington University, St. Louis; and a doctor of medicine from Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He completed a pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama; and a residency in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Meet the pediatric anesthesiologists at Children’s Hospital Why choose Children’s Hospital for your child’s surgery? 14 We realize surgery is a scary thing for most children, and we do our best to make them as comfortable as possible.
  14. 14. Elise M. Morvant, M.D. Dr. Morvant holds a bachelor of science in biology from Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.; and a doctor of medicine from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. She completed a pediatric internship and residency and an anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, as well as a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Heather D. Phillips, D.O. Dr. Phillips holds a bachelor of science from West Virginia State University, Institute, W.V., and a doctor of osteopathic medicine from The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg. She completed an internship at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.; and both an anesthesia residency and a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jeffrey S. Queen, M.D. Dr. Queen holds a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of South Carolina, Columbia; and a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.; a residency in anesthesiology at University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati. H. Joel Sanner, M.D. Dr. Sanner holds a bachelor of arts in chemistry from Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Md.; and a doctor of medicine from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, Calif. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and an anesthesiology residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. What is a CRNA? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, or CRNAs, are advanced care providers. Their training usually consists of an undergraduate nursing degree, at least one year of critical care nursing in an intensive care unit, and additional formal education (usually two or more years) specific to anesthesia. Nurse anesthesia school is competitive, with the number of applicants far outnumbering the number of positions every year. While there are no fellowships for CRNAs, they are able to “specialize” by the type of practice they choose. The anesthesiologists and CRNAs at Children’s Hospital work as a team, so children having surgery at our pediatric medical center will meet several anesthesia providers. The CRNAs at Children’s Hospital are: • Kevin Anderson • Linda “Windy” Baker • Mark Baker • Bob Brimer • Sheila Burdette • Kari Clinton • Debbie Conti • Robin Corum • Mary Croft • Pam Gillette • Jena Hamby • Richard Hanson • Chris Johnson • Kathy Kuerschen • Debbie Myers • Paul Perkins • Jim Reddick • Cynthia Scott • Patty Stansberry • Shannon Thomas • Rachael Webster • Courtney White history to care for him or her in the safest way possible,” Dr. Phillips said. “We’ll ask about home medications, aller- gies, previous hospitalizations or surgeries, existing medical conditions and family history that may be relevant to the anesthetic.” The anesthesia team uses all the information collected from parents to formulate the anesthetic plan. The plan covers which type of anesthesia is best, when the IV will be placed (before anesthesia while awake or after anesthesia has begun), whether the child will need a breathing tube or special monitors, and if there is a potential for blood product transfusion. Additionally, the plan goes over how the child will wake up from the anesthesia, and how the child’s pain and nausea will be treated. If the child will be staying in the hospital after surgery, there are many ways the anesthesiologist can help with pain management, including a patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump. “We realize surgery is a scary thing for most children, and we do our best to make them as comfortable as possible,” Dr. Phillips said. “We use terms just for children like ‘muscle tester’ for the blood pressure cuff and ‘princess ring’ for the pulse oximeter. Because most children receive anesthesia by breathing the gas through a mask, sometimes we’ll tell them we’re having a contest to see which kid can blow up a balloon the biggest through the mask. This makes it fun for them, or at least less scary, and avoids words that they don’t understand. “Medicine and surgery are not exact sciences, and we can’t always predict every event. What we can do, though, is be ready and able to respond to anything that happens in the operating room,” Dr. Phillips said. “We do whatever is necessary to keep your child safe.” 15 Donate at www.etch.com
  15. 15. Q&A It happens every day – teenagers become drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers. Before letting their teen in the driver’s seat, parents should become familiar with teen driving rules and safety information from Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area. What is the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program in Tennessee? The program was implemented in 2001 to help teen drivers learn how to drive safely. The GDL program requires multiple levels of driving experience, which encourages teen drivers to build a safe driving record and gain plenty of on-the-road experience before allowing them to hold an unrestricted driver’s license. For a level one Learner Permit (PD), drivers must be at least 15 years old and: • Pass knowledge and visual test • Provide a SF-1010 school form • Parent or legal garden must sign the Teenage Affidavit of Financial Responsibility • A licensed driver age 21 or older must be in the front seat • Driving is not allowed between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. For a level two Intermediate Restricted License (IR), drivers must be at least 16 and: • Pass the driving test • SF-1256 form certifying 50 hours driving experience, 10 of which must be at night • Cannot have six or more points on driving record during the 180 days before application • Only one passenger is permitted in the car • Cannot drive between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. For a level three Intermediate Unrestricted License (IU), drivers must be at least 17 years old and: • Have held an Intermediate Restricted License for one year • Cannot have accumulated more than six points on the driving record • No conviction of a second seat belt violation (adds a 90-day waiting period to the one-year IR duration) • Cannot have an at-fault accident For a level four Regular Class D Driver License, teen drivers must meet the requirements to get a regular unrestricted license and be at least age 18. Additional information on the GDL program is available online at www.tntrafficsafety.org. Teen Driving Safety and Rules Q: A: Upcoming community education classes CPR Certification Course Dates: December 5, January 9, February 6, March 5 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. This course is $25 per person. Safe Sitter Dates: December 10, January 21, February 11, February 25, March 10 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 emergencies. Instructors are certified through Safe Sitter nationally. Participants must be ages 11-14. This course is $25 per person. Class size is limited, so preregistration is required. All classes are offered 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 website at www.etch.com and click on “Event 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. 16
  16. 16. Q: A: Q: A: What are some good first steps parents can take to educate tweens and teens on the perils of driving? First, set a good driving example for your teen. Research shows that teens with involved parents are more likely to wear seat belts. And how can you expect your child to stop at a stop sign if you roll through it? If your teen watches you texting while driving, expect him or her to copy the behavior. Next, set the ground rules for driving and enforce them when practicing with your teen. General rules could include not speeding, texting, traffic safety, stop signs, emergency vehicles and other traditional road laws. Finally, discuss driving and traffic safety in the car frequently. These discussions should begin several years prior to the teenager receiving a learner’s permit. What are some good tips to remember while practicing driving with teens? Here are a few tips parents should keep in mind while riding in the car with a teen: • Parents are in control • Practice patience • Maintain a positive attitude and voice when teaching • Keep the conversation to driving What car maintenance items should parents discuss with their teenage driver? Most teens are so excited about the freedom they will have as drivers that they don’t think about maintenance being essential for vehicle safety. Parents need to explain maintenance including tire rotation, tires, batteries, oil changes, brakes, tire pressure, windshield wipers, lights and bulbs. Having your teen speak with a vehicle mechanic about vehicle maintenance is a good idea. In addition, demonstrating such techniques as changing a tire and checking the oil will help teens understand the need for vehicle maintenance. I heard from friends that they created a “passenger agreement” with their teenager. What is that? Passenger agreements set rules teenagers should follow when riding in a car with anyone. By being a responsible teenager, the teen is building trust with his or her parents. For example, many passenger agreements require the use of seat belts. In addition to the passenger rules, parents also make commitments as part of the agreement. For example, parents make the commitment to be a good driving role model. The Safe Kids Countdown 2 Drive program is an excellent resource for parents to find examples of a customizable passenger agreement at countdown2drive.org. Where can parents get additional information on driver’s education? Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area works with AAA East Tennessee to help educate teenage drivers. AAA conducts a Dare to Prepare workshop for parents and teens before teenagers receive their learner permit. The workshop covers: • Tips on teaching teens to drive • Roles and responsibilities of parents • Driving school • Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program • Teen driving statistics • State requirements for receiving a permit and driver’s license • Parent-teen sample driving agreement The workshop is free, and you can register to attend by calling AAA at (865) 637-1910. What are some websites with information on teen driving? There are many websites with useful tips and additional teen driving information. • CDC resources (www.cdc.gov/parentsarethekey/) • Distraction.gov (www.distraction.gov) • State of Tennessee resources (www.tn.gov/safety/pubsafety/teendriversafety.html) • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s KidsHealth section (www.etch.com) • AAA Keys to Drive (www.teendriving.aaa.com/TN/) • State Farm (www.betterteendriving.com/) • Ford Motor Corporation Program (www.drivingskillsforlife.com/) • Students Against Destructive Decisions (www.sadd.org) • Oprah’s No Phone Zone (www.oprah.com/packages/no-phone-zone.html) Compiled by Mallorie Mendance, intern Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Children are curious by nature. They often rummage through cabinets, drawers and other household areas – even trash cans -- leaving them vulnerable to a variety of harmful household items. A recently identified risk for children is medications used by adults in the form of a patch (called transdermal medications). Transdermal patches have proven to be quite successful in administering various types of medications to adults, so prescriptions for these medications are on the rise. Unfortunately, many people are unaware how used patches can pose a health risk to children and therefore do not take special precautions when discarding the patches. Children can be exposed to patches in a number of different ways, including trash cans and unlocked containers or when the patch falls off the user and a child finds it on the ground. When they find a patch, children may put it in their mouth or stick it on their skin. Used transdermal patches may still contain at least a small amount of medication and can therefore harm a child, even several days after being discarded by the adult using the patch. To protect children from the risks of used transdermal patches, the Federal Drug Administration recommends first folding used patches with the sticky sides together. Then the patch should be flushed down a toilet or put in a sealed, child-proof container before being placed in a trash can. by Mallorie Mendance, intern Medication patches a safety risk for children 17 Donate at www.etch.com
  17. 17. Planned giving Debra Poole has joined the Development staff of Children’s Hospital in the newly created role of Planned Giving Director. In this role, she will be responsible for leading the hospital’s legacy giving program, including the establishment and implementation of all planned giving strategic plans, policies and goals. She will also work with major gift donors who are interested in giving to the hospital through their wills and gifts that return an income to the donor. Poole is an attorney who graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, where she served as assistant editor of the Tennessee Law Review. She comes to Children’s Hospital from the Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Foundation in Morristown. In her role as executive director for the foundation, she worked for a volunteer board of directors and the hospital CEO to grow the new What is planned giving? “Planned giving” is a term used by non-profits to describe charitable gifts that typically use assets to support non-profits and charities like Children’s Hospital. Gifts are often planned through the donor’s personal financial or estate planning process. This process helps donors leave a legacy through their wills or trusts, a “today” gift of stocks, portions of family businesses or real property. Many donors like to endow a program or project they supported with annual gifts for many years. Some of these gifts return an income or other financial benefit to the donor during his or her lifetime. For example, many East Tennesseans own stock or property that is returning a very low rate, and they can receive a higher rate of return, depending on their ages, through a charitable trust that pays the donor or spouse for a lifetime and returns the remainder back to Children’s Hospital to fulfill the family’s vision. Legacy gifts such as planned or endowed gifts generally offer the donor tax incentives while using many options and assets to make an important difference to the children and families of our region. non-profit foundation, to seek and receive charitable gifts, and to make grants to support the hospital’s mission. Poole has extensive experience in many areas that will benefit her in her new role – planned giving and other areas of development, law, non-profit management and public relations. Before directing the foundation at Morristown- Hamblen Hospital, Poole worked as a planned giving, endowment building and non-profit leadership consultant and was vice president for development at East Tennessee Foundation. “We are pleased to have Debra join our team,” said Carlton Long, Vice President for Development and Community Services at Children’s Hospital. “Her knowledge of tax laws, relationships in the East Tennessee community and extensive professional experience make her the perfect fit for this important new role at Children’s Hospital.” Poole named new Planned Giving Director 18
  18. 18. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon The 30th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon will be broadcast on WBIR-TV Channel 10 on June 3, 2012. The telethon will feature patient stories, check presentations from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsors and opportunities for East Tennesseans to call in pledges. Generous donations to the telethon enable Children’s Hospital to purchase new life-saving equipment, such as the Lifeline Intensive Care Transport vehicle that was purchased last year. Donations also support the hospital’s Open Door Policy, which ensures no child will ever be denied care at the hospital due to race, religion or their parents’ ability to pay their medical bill. Jammin' In Your Jammies Jammin’ In Your Jammies will celebrate its 15th year with a move to a new location. It will take place at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville on February 10-12. Registration will be $130 for a family of four for one night’s lodging, all activities and breakfast. Families can choose to arrive Friday evening and stay through Saturday morning or arrive Saturday evening and stay through Sunday morning. Even though the location has changed, Jammin’ In Your Jammies will feature the same popular activities -- swimming, mattress dancing, a pajama contest, karaoke, face painting, snack time and other fun. UT Dance Marathon On March 2-3, more than 250 University of Tennessee students will dance the night away for 14 hours at the 17th annual UT Dance Marathon to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. On the morning of March 3, clinic patients and their families will visit the Tennessee Recreation Center for Students on the UT campus for the children’s carnival, featuring games and inflatables for patients to enjoy. Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropy in the country. Each “marathon” raises money through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with proceeds from each event going to a local hospital. UT hosted its first Dance Marathon in 1995. by Tyler Lewelling, intern Calendar of Events Mark your calendars NOW for several upcoming events to entertain families and benefit Children’s Hospital. Support of these events enables Children’s Hospital to continue providing the best pediatric health care to the children of this region. Between managing a household, children and a career, women lead busy lives and often lack time for activities they find rewarding. Children’s Hospital’s new philanthropic program Blankets of Giving offers women the ideal opportunity to be involved in helping the region’s children. The program focuses on women who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Annual membership for Blankets of Giving is $1,000 and can be paid monthly ($83.33), quarterly ($250) or once per year. Blankets of Giving will allow women a special opportunity to provide a voice in health care decisions affecting the children at Children’s Hospital. Members will meet once a year in a social setting to determine the allocation of funds to an area of Children’s Hospital. While no other time commitment is expected, Children’s Hospital welcomes these women in other volunteer opportunities. To join the Blankets of Giving program or for additional information, contact Amanda Armstrong at (865) 541-8567 or aarmstrong@etch.com. Hospital invites women to join Blankets of Giving Program Here are some other upcoming events to benefit Children’s Hospital: • Fantasy of Trees – November 23-28 (see pages 8-9 for more details) • Dancing with the Knoxville Stars – March 24 • Center Stage – April 14 • Star 102.1 Radiothon – April 26-27 For more information about any of these events, call the Children’s Hospital Development Department at (865) 541-8441. Dates To Remember 19 Donate at www.etch.com
  19. 19. What do you get for the one person on your holiday list who seems to have everything? This year, consider making a donation in his or her honor to Children’s Hospital and help supply items that patients at the hospital need each day. The Children’s Hospital Development Department has compiled a list of items Children’s Hospital provides daily to patients and their families at no charge and lists how much it costs the hospital to provide these items. Items include diapers ($200 buys a day’s supply), baby bottles and pacifiers ($100 buys a day’s supply), and meals for families facing financial hardships while their child is hospitalized ($60 buys 10 meals; $120 buys 20 meals). Also included are toys and games for patients ($50 buys one week’s supply). Some Gift Catalog items are necessities, while other items are used to make a sick child smile. People in the East Tennessee community often ask what they can donate to make a difference in a child’s life, and the Gift Catalog shows exactly what is being purchased. For commemorative gifts, gift cards can be sent to inform individuals of gifts made in their honor or in their loved one’s memory. To view the Gift Catalog, visit our website. For questions or more information on ways to help Children’s Hospital this holiday season and year-round, contact the hospital’s Development Department at (865) 541-8441. Gift Catalog provides easy way to give Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 20 Donate at www.etch.com 134th Air Refueling Wing Mr. Charles Abernathy Acadia Landscape Company Glenn & Renee Adams Ms. Rachel Adams Affordable Fabrics & Interiors Alcoa-Maryville Church of God Douglas & Carole Allen Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Allen Mr. Harold W. Allen Ms. Charity Allman Ms. Sharon Allred American Culinary Federation-Smoky Mountain Chapter American Patriot Bank Mr. Gary Anderson Ms. Beth B. Anderson Ms. Heather G. Anderson Dr. Ilse J. Anderson & Dr. Nicholas T. Potter Ms. Gariann Anesko Mr. Jason Apley Appalachian Ballet Company Mrs. Amanda H. Armstrong Arnwine’s Home Furnishings Bennie R. Arp State Farm Insurance Agency Arrow Marketing Group Asbury Place Residents AT&T Telecom Pioneers Mr. Robert Atkins Auto-Owners Insurance Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Baerman Mrs. Ann H. Bailey Ms. Michelle R. Baker Warren Ball & Steve Fox Mr. Stephen Banks BarberMcMurry Architects Susan Orwick-Barnes, D.D.S., P.C. Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Barnes, III Mr. Aaron Barnhart Mr. & Mrs. Gene Barr Be True Designs, LLC R. Douglas Beals, D.D.S. Mr. Bobby A. Beaty Beaty Chevrolet Ms. Therese Beaudoin Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Belew Mr. & Mrs. Alfred B. Bell Ms. Rose M. Bell Ms. Rowena Bernard Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Betor Ms. Sandra L. Bickford Dr. & Mrs. Chris R. Birdwell Dr. & Mrs. David A. Birdwell Herb & Jean Bishop Dr. & Mrs. Michael C. Blake Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Blake The Blalock Companies Jack David Blalock, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Blossom BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust Mrs. Charlene M. Bokan Mr. & Mrs. W. Wilson Borden Ms. Cindra E. Boring Mr. Michael T. Borum Mr. Quint Bougeois Ms. Dorothy F. Bowen Bowen Engineering Corporation Ms. Shauna L. Boyd Mr. Glenn R. Boyles Mr. Marvin R. Bradford Dr. & Mrs. Carl A. Bradley Mr. Kendall S. Bradley Ms. Barbara A. Bradshaw The Bridal Gallery, Inc. Mrs. Anne E. Bridges Drs. Kevin & Jennifer Brinkmann Rob & Liz Britt Mr. Everett O. Britton Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Mr. Harold E. Brock, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Michael Brooks Ms. Amber L. Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Phillip E. Brown Mr. Van Brown
  20. 20. 21 Donate at www.etch.com Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 Ms. Brandi Brown Ms. Kathy A. Brown Ms. Teresa A. Brown Ms. Vanessa Brown Clarence Brown Theatre Mr. David Browning Bruster’s Ice Cream Mr. Charles Bryant John Q. Buchheit, M.D. Von & Linda Bullock Blake & Cameron Bund Burger King Arlis & Lona Burkhardt Mr. Lawrence A. Burkholder Mr. Marvin D. Cadwallader Vince & Emily Cain Mrs. Mary J. Cales Mr. Jim Call Kristi & Dana Campbell Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Campbell Mrs. Mary Jo Campbell Ms. Allison Campbell Capital Financial Group, LLC Mrs. Karen R. Cardwell Ms. Katy Carmany Kit Carson Cartwright Communication Technology, Inc. Central Baptist Church of Fountain City Central Communications & Electronics, Inc. Ms. Angela M. Chabot George A. Changas, II, D.D.S. Mr. Jeffrey A. Chapman Charter Media Chattanooga Area CFC Chez Liberty Chick-Fil-A Mr. & Mrs. Alan L. Childers Children’s Pediatric Group Ms. Elizabeth Chinique Ms. Shirley Choate Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Chookie Ciderville Music Store City Employees Credit Union CityView Magazine Civitan Club - West Knox Mr. Herbie C. Clark Mrs. Joan B. Clark Mrs. Mildred J. Clark Dr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Clary Clayton Family Foundation Ms. Janie C. Cochran Ms. Eula C. Cody Frank & Sonya Colandro Mr. Jason W. Collett Mrs. Ameline Collins Mr. & Mrs. John A. Comer Mrs. Debra K. Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Rick Cooper Ms. Leann V. Cooper Ms. Donna R. Corbitt Mr. Harold M. Cordell Mr. Tim L. Corum Ms. Wanda M. Costen Country Tonite Theatre Mr. Benny Cox Mr. James M. Cox Mr. R. D. Cox Mrs. Margarete C. Cox Ms. Angie Cox Steve Cox Insurance Agency, Inc. Mrs. Dorothy J. Crawford Credit Unions for Kids Mrs. Bill A. Crisp Ms. Evelyn M. Crisp Ms. Shelia C. Crow Mr. Philip R. Crye Alan & Phyllis Culvahouse Howard & Mary Ann Cummins Mr. Darrell Curtis Mrs. Stephanie J. Curtis Mr. & Mrs. W. Dean Cusick Mrs. Bill Cusick Ms. Jody T. Cusick Ms. Della Dailey Dairy Mart Chevron #3200 Ms. Jo Ann Dalton Dance Marathon Council-UT Mr. & Mrs. David DaPonte Mr. Mike Davis Ms. Jeanne C. Davis Ms. Kimberly Ann Davis Mr. Gary Dawn Mr. David Day Mr. Anthony De Gregorio Mr. Dennis Dean Greg & Patsy DeBord Mr. Bob Defenderfer Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Delta Delta “TriDeltathon” Ms. Vernice Devaney Mrs. Deborah T. Dial Dr. & Mrs. John A. Diddle Direct Mail Services Ms. Elizabeth Diviesti Mr. & Mrs. William Dixon The Dollywood Company Doncaster Ms. Pauline L. Douglas Ms. Cindy A. Doyle Mr. Marshall B. Draper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis H. Duck Mrs. Paulette Duggins Ms. Sarah M. Dye Mrs. Carolyn D. Dyer Tara & David Dyer Dynamic Consultants, Inc. Mrs. Judy Dziedzic Mrs. Betty C. Eason Ms. Helen East East Fork Stables, Inc. East Jacksboro Baptist Church The East Tennessee Foundation East Tennessee Pediatric Cardiology, PC East Tennessee Public Television Mrs. Lynnette Easter Mr. Alex Ebneth Mrs. Anna Y. Eldridge Mr. Larry W. Ellis Mrs. Nancy L. Ellison Dr. & Mrs. Daniel S. Ely Ms. Tiffany T. Emitt Energy Control Consultants, Inc. Mr. Tony Eng Engert Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Erie Insurance Group Ms. Lucille Evans Ms. Tammy C. Everett ExxonMobil Foundation William & Peggy Fain Ms. Lisa T. Fall Ms. Freda R. Farmer Johnny & Nancy Farris Mr. Darrell B. Fawver Gordon & Miriam Fee Financial Services, Inc. Ms. Geraldine Finchum Firehouse Subs 21 Donate at www.etch.com Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association (KMBA) sponsored its 25th annual golf tournament on October 3 at Gettysvue Country Club to benefit Children’s Hospital. They raised a net total of $8,000 for Camp Eagle’s Nest. Pictured from left to right are: Kevin Rhea, KMBA President; Alexis Niceley of Children’s Hospital; and Mark Griffith, KMBA Vice President and Tournament Chairman.
  21. 21. Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 22 Donate at www.etch.com First Fruits Catering First Tennessee Foundation Mr. Butch Fischer Charles D. Fisher, D.D.S. Ms. Becky Fitzgerald Ms. Amanda Fitzpatrick Mr. & Mrs. Cordell Fletcher Floyds Wrecker Service, Inc. Harold & Glenda Flynn Dawn & Richard Ford Ms. Beth Ford Mr. & Mrs. James A. Fortner Mrs. Nora R. Foster Rev. Sandra S. Foster Herbert & Bonnie Foust Mr. Teddy R. Foust Ms. Kathy Foust Mr. Robert W. Fox Fox Chevrolet, Inc. Dr. Stephen R. Franklin and Center for Sight Fred’s, Inc. – #2120, #2343, #2423, #2475 and #2975 Ms. Catherine Freels Rolan & Betty Freeman Friendly View Baptist Church Ft. Sanders RMC, Sterile Processing Ms. Judy A. Fuhrman Dr. Christine L. Gale & Dr. Lane P. Williams Mr. James L. Galo Mr. Horton G. Gangwer Mr. Walter L. Gardner Ms. Cindy Garrison Charles Garvey Photography Gatti’s Pizza Mr. David Gay Mr. Matthew G. Gentry GFWC Suburbia Woman’s Club Erin C. Giacomini, D.M.D. Ms. Donna J. Giles Ginger’s Uniforms, Inc. Mrs. Beth R. Gladden Mr. & Mrs. Steve Gobrecht Mr. & Mrs. Herman L. Goddard Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. Mrs. Shirley W. Goins Ms. Jana H. Golden Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Goodwin Ms. Denise Gordon Grace Home Improvement Mr. & Mrs. Larry K. Graham Ms. Ellen Graham The Grand Majestic Theatre Ms. Dawna C. Gray Grayson Family of Dealerships Great Clips Randy & Jan Greaves GreenBank Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Greenblatt, Jr. Luke & Josephine Greene Mrs. Euna V. Greene Ms. Shirley T. Greene Mr. & Mrs. Mike W. Greiner Mrs. Robyn Griffey Mr. & Mrs. Hugh A. Griffin Mrs. James H. Groover Mr. Jim Grubb Ms. Stacy Grubb Vicki Davis Guffey, D.D.S. Billy & Barbara Guinn Mr. Ernest Gulley, Jr. H and M Distributors Ms. Rebecca A. Hale Dr. Danny R. Hall Mr. Robert J. Hamby Ms. Brenda J. Hamby Ms. Sandy Hamm Hampton Inn & Suites Ms. Christy A. Hancock Ms. Mary A. Hancock Mr. & Mrs. Steven D. Harb Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Harb, Jr. Hard Knox Roller Girls Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Hardin Mr. Ross M. Harding Avery & Nathan Hardman Ms. Lucia G. Hare Mr. & Mrs. Cecil E. Harmening Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Harmon Mr. Ed Harmon Harper Automotive Group Sara & Heather Harris Mr. Charles A. Hartsell Mr. James Hartsell Ms. Sarah A. Harvey Ms. Emily C. Hatfield Ms. Denise A. Hawk Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Haws Mike & Mary Lou Hayes Mr. Ronald A. Hayes Mr. George C. Haynes Mr. Martin L. Hazlett Health Empowered Rehabilitation Health Information Management Dept. of Mary Black Hospital Kimball & Brian Heath Warren & Bobbie Heatherly Mr. Donnie Heil Ms. Christine Henderson C. M. Henley Company, LLC Ron & Dale Hensley Mr. & Mrs. Charles Herman Ms. Kim Herrin Mrs. Joyce D. Hickman Ms. June A. Hickman Hicks Orthodontics, PC Ms. Louise Higman David & Tana Hill Hillcrest Baptist Church Mr. Tim Hitson The Hobby-Williams Salon, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Hodge Mrs. Emily E. Hodges Ms. Felicia H. Hoehne Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Holston Gases, Inc. Mr. Larry E. Holt Mr. Pete Holt Honey Baked Ham Mr. Tim Horst Steve & Barbara Horton and Betty & Amy Horton The Hot Bagel Company Mr. Jack L. Howard Mrs. Ruth A. Howard Mrs. Sue C. Howard Ms. Laura A. Howard Gabrielle Huebotter & Lauren Harris Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Huffman D. Wayne Hughart, D.D.S., M.S. Hayes & Joyce Hunter Mr. & Mrs. David J. Hunter, III Mr. Robert L. Hutchinson Ms. Kayla G. Hutchison Ice Chalet Ingles Innovative Pathology Services Inter-Agency Insurance Service, Inc. International House of Pancakes – #428, #486, #3088, #3154, #3277, #4412, #4443, #4476 and #4494 Mr. Gary A. Irving Jack and Jules Jackson Real Estate & Auction Mr. Stanton J. Jacobs Mr. Jimmie C. James Ms. Kelley M. Jarnigan Mr. Donald R. Jeffers Dr. & Mrs. Jeffory G. Jennings Ms. Elizabeth Jennings Mr. & Mrs. James M. Jett Mr. & Mrs. Joe Johnson Mr. Boyd G. Johnson Mr. Stephen R. Johnson Ms. Gina C. Johnson Ms. Lecta Johnson Ms. Reba J. Johnson Bill Jones Music Jon’s Small Vehicles Mr. David Justice Ms. Bobbie Kallemeyn Ms. Irene Kaplon Mr. & Mrs. Vince Keller Ms. Sibylle Keller Ms. Sharon K. Kelley Ms. Judy D. Kelly KelSan Products Company Mr. Edward A. Kenik Mr. Gregory L. Kenny Mr. Kevyn L. Kilgore Ms. Wanda Kilpatrick Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  22. 22. Area Walmart stores hosted a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign in May and June. Store employees worked with great enthusiasm to promote the campaign, particularly the sale of Miracle Balloons at cash registers (this six-week period is the only time during the year when Walmart associates are allowed to ask customers for donations at the registers). Many of the stores also hosted special events; the Clinton Highway store, for example, allowed associates to make donations for a chance to throw water balloons at the store’s management team, and an Automotive Department associate named Howard wore a dress and hat to walk around the store seeking donations. During this year’s campaign, the area stores increased their fundraising 21.64 percent from the 2010 campaign and raised $144,829 for Children’s Hospital. Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 23 Donate at www.etch.com Kimberly-Clark Foundation, Inc. William & Joanne King Ms. Nona D. Kirkland Ms. Judy A. Kittrell Kiwanis Club - Alcoa Kiwanis Club - Morristown Kiwanis Club - Norwood Ms. Rhonda Kline Kristin Knierim, D.D.S. Knox County Sheriff’s Dept.- Inmate Industries Program KnoxVegas DJ’s Knoxville Convention Center Knoxville Marriott Knoxville News Sentinel Knoxville Pediatric Associates, P.C. Knoxville Porcelain Artists Knoxville Post Office Credit Union Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Ms. Katherine Kober Kohl’s Department Stores Ms. Melissa F. Koontz Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Koppel Mrs. Johnnie F. Koster Krispy Kreme #54 and #55 K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. La Selva MedSpa & Reflexology Evelyn Lahti & Nathan Gettelfinger Ms. Erin Laine Ms. Amy Lambdin Mr. William K. Lambert Mr. Roger Land Land Rover Knoxville Dr. & Mrs. Allen K. Langford Mr. & Mrs. Floyd W. Langston Mr. James M. LaPinska Mr. & Mrs. John Z. Larese Mr. Don Large Mr. David H. Lauver Mr. & Mrs. David Lavender Mr. Michael D. Lawson Mrs. Tracey O. Lawson Bob & Carolyn Lemanczyk Tim & Marty Lesher Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Lewis Mr. Darrell D. Lewis Mike Lewis State Farm Ms. Kiki Liakonis Mr. Lawrence R. Liles Ms. Brenda Lingerfelt Ellen & Scott Liston The Little Gym Mr. Charles C. Littlefield Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. LoCascio Ms. Violet Loden Mr. S. Edward Long Mrs. Carlton M. Long Ms. Lisa Loughlin Joshua & Leslie Love Ms. Pamela A. Lovell Mr. Vincent F. Loyacani Ms. Shannon Loyd Ms. Kathy P. Lynch M & W Drilling, LLC Dr. & Mrs. John W. Mack, Jr. Ms. Debbie Mackey Dr. John R. Maddox, Jr. Magnolia Provision Company, Inc. Magnum Associates Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Malicote Dr. & Mrs. Stephen K. Malone Mr. David G. Mandrus Maples & Vines Eye Center Ms. Jennifer Marcum Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Marcum, Sr. Mr. Charles P. Mark Mr. Ricardo A. Marrero Becky & Mike Martin, Mary Lynn Cameron, Ron Cameron and Amy & Kevin Emert Maryville College Maryville Jewelers Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Mason, Jr. Ms. Jane A. Matlock Mr. & Mrs. Dennis J. Maynard, III Mrs. Angie F. McCamy Ms. Susan McCamy Ms. Aileen R. McCarter Mr. Clarence McCaskill Mr. W. Glenn McCluen Ted & Frances McConkey Mr. Elijah McCoy Ms. Jess Anne McCreary Ms. Teresa McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Johnny McFall Ms. Cynthia A. McGee Ms. Lana W. McGee Ed & Kathy McGinley Ms. Sandra McKelvy Mr. Aubrey D. McKinney Ms. Nona R. McKinney Mrs. Holly H. McManus Dr. & Mrs. Tod McMillan Mel’s Diner Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville Merck Employee Giving Campaign Ms. Patsy A. Meredith Ms. April Merritt Mr. Jay Metz Mr. Rick A. Meunier 23 Donate at www.etch.com
  23. 23. Kroger hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in August for its newest Kroger Marketplace store, to be located at the corner of Cedar Bluff Road and Kingston Pike in Knoxville. The $19 million project will open in the spring of 2012 with the Kroger Marketplace store as well as additional shops. Pictured here at the ground- breaking ceremony are Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville City Mayor Daniel Brown with Kroger associates and executives. Kroger has been a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsor for almost 30 years and has supported Children’s Hospital since 1985, first as an in-kind donor and later with financial donations. Local Kroger stores run a campaign each spring to benefit the hospital and raise money by selling paper icons, holding fundraising challenges like cashier races and power hours and sponsoring events such as bake sales and hot dog sales. This summer, Kroger’s three- week campaign raised more than $18,000 for Children’s Hospital, bringing the company’s total contribution to Children’s Hospital to more than $240,000. 24 Donate at www.etch.com Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 Ms. Cynthia M. Miller Mrs. Helen H. Mills Jeanette & James Minor Mr. Thomas R. Mollica Ms. Adriana Moreo Mrs. Jennifer D. Morgan Gary & Paula Morris Ms. Hannah Morris Lani & Robert Morton Mr. Robert J. Morton Frieda Morton Insurance Agency Mr. Sigmund W. Mosko Dr. & Mrs. John R. Mount Mountain National Bank Mr. Earnest Mouser Moxley Carmichael Mrs. Anna L. Moyers John, Jonna & Dusty Murphy Mr. Wade T. Murphy Mr. Ted E. Murray Murray Guard, Inc. Bob & Sylvia Myers Mr. Joseph D. Myers Mr. Roger D. Myers Ms. Penelope Myers Dr. & Mrs. Mike D. Mysinger Dr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Nadaud National Dance Clubs National Fitness Center, Inc. Ms. Mary Neal Ms. Caryn V. Neff Ms. Martha L. Nelson Owen & Nancy McBee Nevader Mrs. Jenny A. Neveu New Hope Baptist Church Newstalk Radio Michael W. Nichols, D.D.S. Dr. & Mrs. David A. Nickels Mr. Scott Nix Non-Stop Creativity Entertainment Company Ms. Merry S. Norman Ms. Carolyn Norris Ms. Laura G. Norris Mr. Gary North Ms. Teresa A. Norwood Ms. Emily Noss NRO Charitable Giving Ober Gatlinburg O’Charley’s Restaurant Mr. Lewis Ogan Ms. Frankie Ogle Mr. & Mrs. John R. O’Hara Oldham Insurance, Inc. Mr. William T. Oody Optimist Club of Knoxville, Inc. ORNL Federal Credit Union-Admin. Lea & Linda Ousley Todd & Tonya Overbay Mr. & Mrs. Doug Owens Mr. Rex W. Ownby Dr. Ray C. Pais & Mrs. Babyling Fe Pais Mary Palmer, M.D. Papa John’s Pizza Dr. & Mrs. Stanley S. Park Parker Auto Sales, Inc. Employees Ms. Ellen Parkinson Parkwest Medical Center Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Parolari Mr. & Mrs. Rayford L. Patterson Mr. Gary C. Patterson Dr. & Mrs. W. Thomas Pattison Pellissippi State Technical Community College Pepsi Cola of Knoxville The Perfect Ending Betty & Russell Perkins Mrs. Karen D. Pershing Dr. & Mrs. Erik Petersen Ms. Jo Peterson Ms. Rebecca S. Van Petten Mr. Richard A. Phelps Phi Mu Fraternity Justin, Keri & Tyler Phillips Ms. Megan Phillips Ron & Susan Pickering James T. Pickering, D.D.S. Mrs. Mary A. Pierce Pilot Club of Lenoir City Pilot Corporation Pilot Travel Centers LLC Pinnacle Sales Company
  24. 24. On September 2, members of the University of Tennessee’s Delta Delta Delta Sorority presented a check for $10,655.47 to Camp Eagle’s Nest, the camp for patients of Children’s Hospital’s Hematology/ Oncology Clinic. Delta Delta Delta raised the funds at the 27th annual TriDeltathon in April. Pictured from left to right are Oncology Educator Amanda Martin, Child Life Specialist Anna Taylor and Director of Pastoral Care Rick Callaway, all from Children’s Hospital; with Philanthropy Chair Ashley Sutton, member Kerri Moore and Licensing Chair Sydney Brasher from Delta Delta Delta. Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 Ms. Caci Silver Silver Spoon Cafe Mrs. Bernard Silverstein Mr. Charles E. Simpson Mrs. Kendra M. Sims Mrs. Mary F. Sipprell Dr. & Mrs. Robert F. Sisson, III Ms. Rebecca G. Skeen Ms. Joyce Skidmore Skyline Transportation Josh & Jennifer Slaven Ms. Evelyn Sledge Dr. & Mrs. William H. Smartt Stan & Marcia Smartt Mr. & Mrs. Richard Smelcer Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Smelcher, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Smith Mr. Cecil Smith Mrs. Lois Smith Ms. Evelyn G. Smith Robert T. Smith, D.D.S., M.S. R. H. Smith, Jr. & Company Smokey Mountain Sounds Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels, Inc. Mr. Larry Smothers Ms. Jeanie Snider Sonoco Flexible Packaging Mr. William H. South, Sr. Mr. Michael C. Spafford Mr. Kyle R. Spence Dr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Spencer, Jr. Mrs. Lea Spiegel Mr. & Mrs. Gerard J. Sprague Mrs. Deanna Sprague Springleaf Finance Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Jason Stafford Stanley’s Greenhouse Star 102.1 radio/Journal Broadcast Group 25 Donate at www.etch.com Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Pittman Mr. Edward L. Potter Ms. Andrea R. Powell Dr. & Mrs. Stan Pozega Ms. Peggy A. Praytor Premium Waters Mr. & Mrs. Don B. Preston Ms. Vicki Price Dr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Prinz Ms. Chanda Proffitt Mr. Chris L. Protzman PSAV Presentation Services Mr. James Pulliam Mrs. Carolyn B. Pullias Pure Envy Salon E. M. Purris Mr. & Mrs. Louis M. Puster, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Queen Quilts for Kids R & R Properties Mr. Robert H. Raby Mr. Franz H. Raetzer Mr. & Mrs. Dennis B. Ragsdale Ms. Kim H. Ratcliff Mr. & Mrs. L. P. Rawlings, Jr. Ms. Julie Reasonover Jason & Sonya Redwine Regal Entertainment Group Mr. William F. Regas Regency Salon ReMax Adventure Realty #21182 Replacement Design Jeff & Linda Reynolds Rice Automotive Wayne & Emily Sue Richardson Ridgedale Baptist Church Mr. Robert F. Riggsby Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Rita’s Italian Ice Dash & Debra Roberts Ms. Margie Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Roberts Mr. T. E. Roberts Mr. Philip A. Robinson Ms. Shelly Rodefer Mr. Tom Rodenborn Gatha, Karen & Sonny Rogers Ms. Jeannette L. Rogers Dr. Carlos Rollhauser Mr. Dean Rollins & Emily The Ronald McDonald House Ms. Haley W. Rose Mr. David P. Ross Rufus Smith & Associates Mrs. Lisa L. Rule Burch & Ruby Russell Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Russell Ms. Mary J. Russell Ms. Patricia L. Russo Dr. & Mrs. Alex Ruth S & S Cafeteria Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon M. Sachs Mr. Larry W. Saffles Mr. & Mrs. B. Nick Saliba Salsarita’s West Town Ms. Barbara Saltzman Mrs. Marjorie M. Sams Sam’s Club #6572 and #8256 Mr. Matthew J. Sanderson Dr. & Mrs. Joel Sanner Mrs. Dotty Sartain Mr. Tim Satterfield Mr. Roy E. Scarbrough Ms. Elizabeth Schaad Mrs. Melissa Schaffer Ms. RaRa Schlitt Mr. Neil Schmitt Mr. James H. Schultz Ms. Joyce E. Scott Ms. Sue Seles Shafer Insurance Agency, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Sumeet K. Sharma Sarah J. Sharp Agency, Inc. Mr. R. Kyle Shaver Ms. Susan Shaver Todd & Natalie Shaver The Estate of Colleen D. Shick Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc. Mr. W. H. Short Shults Pediatrics, P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Siler, Jr.
  25. 25. Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 Donate at www.etch.com26 Starbucks Cumberland State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State of Tennessee Department of Human Services State of Tennessee Dept. of Finance & Administration Mr. & Mrs. Jay O. Stephens Mr. Larry A. Stephens Ms. Kristen Stevenson Ms. Rebecca F. Stinnett Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Strachan Mr. & Mrs. Erik Strack Mr. & Mrs. Jeff L. Stratton Street Stylez Benefit Car Show Sugarbaker’s Cake, Candy & Wedding Supply Ashley H. Sullivan, D.D.S. Sun Tan City Ms. Agnes Surrett Mrs. Wylene S. Sutton Mr. & Mrs. Frederick J. Svec Mr. Chad Swank Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre Ali Swofford, PhD. Herman J. Tallman, CCIM Alf & Lilly Taylor Ms. Karen G. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Joe Teague Tennessee Baptist Church Tennessee Sporting Goods Tennessee Trucking Foundation, Inc. Tennessee Wesleyan College Tennova Healthcare TERI Productions, Inc. Ms. Angie Terrell C. V. & Phyllis Terry Dr. & Mrs. William F. Terry Ms. Melody G. Terszakowec Mr. & Mrs. John W. Testerman Texas Roadhouse Thackston School, Inc. The Brand Research Company Ms. Inge Themann Ms. Elizabeth S. Thomas Mrs. Linda C. Thompson Ms. Margaret A. Thornton Three Sisters Hair Designs Thress Nursery Garden Philip Tipton Photography Titanic Museum Attraction Joe & Joyce Tompkins Mr. Peter F. Tortorelli Towee Falls Baptist Church Mr. Peter J. Towle Mary & Luther Townley Mr. Douglas A. Trant Mrs. Amy Trotter Mr. Michael Trower TRUIST Tuckaleechee Caverns & Wishing Well Mr. & Mrs. Matthew T. Tucker Ms. Emily B. Turner Ms. Pauline Turner Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Underwood Ms. Jean Underwood, CRB Union County Farm Bureau United Way of Blount County United Way of Metropolitan Nashville Ms. Robin Unkefer UPS East TN District Mr. Terry H. Usery, Jr. UT Campus Chest Campaign UT Federal Credit Union Dr. Timothy E. Valentine Mrs. Danni B. Varlan Daniel & Charlene Varner Mr. John Varney Ms. Shanna F. Veach Mr. & Mrs. Rick F. Venable Victory Chapel Baptist Church Mr. Ralph Vowell Mr. John C. Wait The Wakefield Corporation Walker’s Formal Wear Mrs. Patsy H. Wallace Ms. Carolyn Wallace Ms. Mildred K. Wallace Mr. Robert G. Wallis Walmart #366 Walmart #578 Walmart #583 Walmart #672 Walmart #676 Walmart #678 Walmart #685 Walmart #687 Walmart #724 Walmart #739 Walmart #741 Walmart #1159 Walmart #1194 Walmart #1318 Walmart #1319 Walmart #1320 Walmart #1466 Walmart #1467 Walmart #1743 Walmart #2065 Walmart #2310 Walmart #2932 Walmart #4223 Walmart #4635 Ms. Beth Walters Ms. Lillian M. Walton Mr. Greg Wanderman Warland Enterprises Waste Management, Inc. Mrs. Kay H. Waters WBIR-TV 10 Mrs. Meredith B. Weaver Mrs. Judy M. Weiss Mr. Jay A. Wells Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Mr. Jimmie D. Wells, Jr. Mr. Thomas F. West Stephen & Ruth West Mr. & Mrs. George E. Whedbee Ms. Mary White Ansley Williams LaFayette & Janice Williams Mr. Johnnie A. Williams Ms. Sharon Williams Tubby & Susie Williams Clara Mae Williams & Linda Johnson Ms. Mary N. Williamson Mr. Mike Wilson On September 26, Bowen Engineering Corporation held its fourth annual golf tournament at Gettysvue Country Club to benefit Children’s Hospital. The tournament raised a net total of more than $19,000 for the Meal Fund. Pictured from left to right are: Alexis Niceley of Children’s Hospital with representatives from Bowen Engineering Corporation: CEO Doug Bowen, Project Engineer and golf tournament chairman Rich Bowen, and project managers Matt Gentry and Rick Meunier.
  26. 26. Bob & Wendy Goodfriend Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon M. Sachs Jess & Dan Heath Kimball & Brian Heath Alex Higley Mr. Thomas Owen Andy Higley Mr. Thomas Owen Matthew Hupy, Elliot Baerman, Alex & Andy Higley, and Alex & Jackson Lansing Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Baerman Rob & Liz Britt Mr. & Mrs. David DaPonte Randy & Jan Greaves Mr. Stanton J. Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Vince Keller Mr. David H. Lauver Mrs. Holly H. McManus Ms. Adriana Moreo Dr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Nadaud Dr. Carlos Rollhauser Mr. & Mrs. B. Nick Saliba Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Strachan Mr. & Mrs. Matthew T. Tucker Ms. Robin Unkefer Kelly Johnson & Jonathan Wimmer & Family Mountain National Bank Kimberley A. Lambdin Ms. Amy Lambdin 27 Donate at www.etch.com Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 Mrs. Doris M. Winkles WIVK AM-FM WKZX-FM 93.5 Robert & Jenny Wolbach Ms. Frankie D. Wolfe Ms. Lora M. Wolfe Dr. & Mrs. Gary R. Woodall Jamie H. Wright Tom Wright & Chuck Queener Mrs. Lisa M. Wrobleski WVLT- Volunteer TV Y-12 Federal Credit Union Larry & Jean Yates Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yates Dr. Deanna R. Yen & Mr. Michael Yen Mr. Robert E. Yost Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Zarger Ms. Kay H. Zimmerman It’s About Children is a quarterly recap of 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 Amanda Armstrong Annual Fund Development Officer (865) 541-8567 • aarmstrong@etch.com Debra Poole Planned Giving Director (865) 541-8467 • dapoole@etch.com Pat Scott Community Development Officer (865) 541-8244 • pmscott@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 Alexis Niceley Community Development Specialist (865) 541-8745 • aniceley@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 27 Donate at www.etch.com COMMEMORATIVE GIFTS – in honor of: Charlie Anderson Ms. Heather G. Anderson Elliott Baerman Mr. Thomas Owen Mrs. Laura Barnes Ms. Beth Ford Avery Browning Ms. Amanda Fitzpatrick Hunter Coffey H and M Distributors Owen Dial Mrs. Cindy Bostic Ms. Jessica A. Brown Ms. Katy Carmany Mrs. Joan B. Clark Mrs. Deborah T. Dial Ms. Sarah M. Dye Mr. S. Edward Long Michael W. Nichols, D.D.S. Ms. Emily Noss Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Pittman Replacement Design Ms. Misty M. Rutherford Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Smelcher, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Erik Strack Mrs. Linda C. Thompson Josie & Olivia Fellers Ron & Dale Hensley The birthday of Malinda Flynn Ms. Jane A. Matlock Melissa France Ms. Melissa F. Koontz
  27. 27. Donors July 1 - September 30, 2011 Alex Lansing Mr. Thomas Owen Jackson Lansing Mr. Thomas Owen Allison Grace & Tyler Logan Steven & Maxine Kennedy Mary Claire Morton Mr. & Mrs. L.P. Rawlings, Jr. Mrs. Betty Mullins Mr. & Mrs. Ronald M. Roberts My 8 Great Grandchildren Mrs. Anna L. Moyers Elisha Overholt East Tennessee Pediatric Cardiology, PC Rachel Elisebeth Pierce Ms. Linda Chrzanowski Ruby Russell Burch & Ruby Russell Jack Ryan M & W Drilling, LLC Savannah, Alexandra & Gabrielle Mrs. Betty C. Eason Gail A. Seifert Mr. David B. Seifert Mrs. Hollins Wender Mrs. Mary A. Pierce The Jeff Woody Family Mr. & Mrs. Joe Johnson COMMEMORATIVE GIFTS – in memory of: Penelope U. “Penny” Becker Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Blossom Mrs. Bill Cusick Mr. & Mrs. W. Dean Cusick Dorothy V. Brand Ms. Sue Seles Jacob A. Cohoon Ms. Barbara A. Nelson Dr. Oran Louis Culberson Ms. Irene Kaplon Andy Dyer Tara & David Dyer Matthew James Faris Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Betor Lily Claire Felton Mr. & Mrs. John A. Comer Dorothy Fisher Ms. Kathy Foust Carmen Gambuzza Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Barnes, III Martha Glass Ms. Rebecca G. Skeen Amy Michelle Gray Ms. Dawna C. Gray Katherine Christensen Hall Mr. & Mrs. John A. Comer Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger Dr. John R. Maddox, Jr. 28 Want to help our patients? There are many easy ways to help Children’s Hospital and the patients and families we serve. One great way for groups seeking a small fund-raiser is to do a “drive” to collect specific items to help make patients have a more comfortable experience at the hospital, to celebrate a birthday or to help families in need. New toys, games and books for all ages are always useful and welcome. Here are some other great items families can use at Children’s Hospital: Gift Cards Gift cards allow patients to choose their own gift on a special occasion and enable families with limited incomes to meet specific material needs. Gift cards from the following are especially useful: • Babies R Us • Discount retailers (Target and Walmart) • Electronics stores (Best Buy and hhgregg) • Family clothing stores (Kohl’s) • Gas stations (Pilot, Shell, Kroger and BP) • Grocery stores (Kroger, Ingles, Food City) • Movie theaters (Regal and Carmike) • Online retailers (iTunes, Amazon.com) • Phone cards • Restaurants (fast food and casual dining) • Simon Gift Cards (available at Knoxville area malls) or Visa gift cards • Sporting goods stores (Champs Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods) • Toys R Us • Video stores (Blockbuster) Magazines Donors can purchase subscriptions of new magazines for use in hospital waiting rooms or collect magazines to bring to the hospital that are 3 months old or less. No magazines that are religious in nature or deemed inappropriate for all age groups will be accepted. Address magazine subscriptions ordered for the hospital to: Volunteer Services Dept., Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901. Scrapbooking Supplies In the Haslam Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, nurses put together pages to start scrapbooks, including information and photos detailing a baby’s admission to the NICU. Patients at our summer camps also participate in scrapbooking projects to record memories of special times. Batteries Every day at Children’s Hospital, patients are busy playing with toys or electronics that are battery operated. Donations of batteries, especially sizes C and D, help keep our toys in working order.

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