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Dear Children’s Hosp

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Volunteers give $50,000
to Children’s Hospital

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More than 250 volunteers uns
year to m...
Brooklynn
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Striking
a pose in
Gatlinburg

Nathan
rests
after his
appendectomy

Nathan and his sister,
Megan, catch up on some
TV afte...
Meet Nate

Nathan’s surgery went very well,
and by the time his parents were
allowed to see him after the surgery, he
was ...
Leading The Way
Children’s Hospital’s vision statement is “Leading the Way to Healthy Children.” In this series in It’s Ab...
8
What’s New at
Cooling cap technology
saves lives in NICU
When a baby is born with a serious medical condition
called hypox...
What’s New at
No more falls with Humpty Dumpty helping
Though hospitals are a place to get better,
accidents such as falls...
What’s New at
Water safety event to be part of
‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’

 
You probably have never broken a Guinn...
What’s New at
Book written and illustrated by children
to honor anniversary

In honor of its 75th anniversary celebration,...
What’s New at
Hospital honors dedicated volunteers
 
On April 21, Children’s Hospital celebrated the
volunteers who devote...
Q&A
CPR Overview
Q: What is an AED? Should my child’s school or sports park

have one?
A: An automated external defibrilla...
Q: Why did the American Heart Association change the

guidelines?
A: After much science-based research, the American Heart...
Development Department adds
Major Gifts/ Annual Giving Officer
More than 20 years as a mother of four has given Danni
Varla...
Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars NOW for several upcoming events to entertain families and benefit Children’s Hospit...
Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012
125 Jackson Partners, LLC
3 Burgers, LLC
Mr. Charles Abernathy
Ace Hardware - Browder’s
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Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012
Chick-Fil-A Restaurants
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Chico’s, Inc.
Br...
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Fox Den Country Club in Farragut
It’s time “fore” the Peyton Manning Golf Classic to
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Mr. Philip R. Crye
Mrs. Carol A. Cumesty
Ms. Wendy Cummings
Ms. Veronica L. Cunningham
M...
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Mr. Michael Graves
Ms. Dawna C. Gray
Mrs. Kellie S. Gray
Mr. & Mrs. Art Grayson
Great Cl...
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Humana, Inc.
Ms. Jackie G. Humphrey
Mr. Doyle Hunt
Mr. Robert L. Hutchison
Richard & Len...
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Mapco Express
Mr. Elmer H. Marine
Mrs. Phyllis L. Marks
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Marley, Jr.
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Mr. Roger Nooe
Ms. Francis R. Norris
Northshore Group
Mrs. Flo P. Norville
Ms. Marlene N...
Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012
Ms. Sina W. Richardson
Wayne & Emily Sue
Richardson
Ms. Kristi S. Riggins
Mr. Robert F. ...
Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012
Ms. Pat Tilley
Mrs. Emily Tinsley
Mrs. Bobbie Tipton
TIS Insurance Services, Inc.
Ms. Ap...
Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012
Mrs. Louie Vesser
Dwight R. Wade, Jr., M. D.
The Wakefield Corporation
Ms. Doris D. Walde...
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In honor of:
Skylar Barner
Carole Zwick Mandel
& Brett
Christian Claiborne
M...
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  1. 1. “Dear Children’s” January 12, 2012 Dear Children’s Ho spital, October 23, 2011 ital, Dear Children’s Hosp East ey, was released from Our son, Devon Hank nted to drop ital today, and I just wa essee Children’s Hosp Tenn compassionate u for the wonderful, you a note to thank yo eral terrific ur hospital. We had sev he received while at yo care ere was one nurse ing care of him, but th nurses and doctors tak onalism and th her level of professi really impressed me wi who ing in 4 East. ley, and she was work caring. Her name is Ca after his spinal cult night a few days r son had a very diffi Ou nd in her efforts ley went over and beyo fusion surgery, and Ca Devon and and to comfort both lp him with his pain to he e most difficult de what was one of th me (his mom). She ma Thank you for a little easier to bear. es in both of our lives tim we needed her. having her there when Patricia Hankey Thorn Hill, TN My daughter, Halle, had a seizure on De cember 23rd and was a patie nt at Children’s Hosp ital until the 26th. While it was no fun being in the hosp ital over Christmas, the hosp ital was absolutely fan tastic! We were especially touc hed by the gifts Sant a brought Halle. The gifts were n’t something that we “needed” financially as a family , but the thoughtfuln ess lifted our spirits immense ly. Danielle Roach Knoxville, TN On The Cover: Nathan Welch of Baird, TX. Read his story on pages 4-6. Board of Directors Dennis Ragsdale, Chairman • Bill Terry, M.D., Vice Chairman • Michael Crabtree, Secretary/Treasurer • John Buchheit, M.D. • Debbie Christiansen, M.D. Dawn Ford • Randall Gibson • Keith D. Goodwin • Steven Harb • Lewis Harris, M.D. • Dee Haslam • A. David Martin • Larry Martin • Christopher Miller, M.D. Steve South • Laurens Tullock • Jim Bush, Chair Emeritus • William G. Byrd, M.D., Chair Emeritus • Don Parnell, Chair Emeritus Medical Staff Lise Christensen, M.D., Chief of Staff • Mark Cramolini, M.D., Vice Chief of Staff Lori Patterson, M.D., Secretary Chiefs of Services Ken Wicker, M.D., Chief of Medicine • Cameron J. Sears, M.D., Chief of Surgery Administration Keith D. Goodwin, President/CEO • Bruce Anderson, Vice President for Legal Services & General Counsel • Laura Barnes, R.N., M.S.N., NEA-BC, Vice President for Patient Care • Joe Childs, M.D., Vice President for Medical Services Zane Goodrich, CPA, Vice President for Finance & CFO • Carlton M. Long, Vice President for Development and Community Services • Rudy McKinley, Vice President for Operations • Sue Wilburn, Vice President for Human Resources Children’s Hospital is a Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus It’s About Children Staff Ellen Liston, APR, Fellow PRSA, Director of Community Relations Neil Crosby, Contributing Photographer “Because Children are Special…” …they deserve the best possible health care given in a positive, family-centered atmosphere of friendliness, cooperation and support -- regardless of race, religion or ability to pay.” …their medical needs are closely related to their emotional and informational needs; therefore, the total child must be considered in treating any illness or injury.” …their health care requires family involvement, special understanding, special equipment and specially trained personnel who recognize that children are not miniature adults.” …their health care can best be provided by a facility with a well-trained medical and hospital staff whose only interests and concerns are with the total health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents. Statement of Philosophy East Tennessee Children’s Hospital www.etch.com
  2. 2. n’s Hospital NOTES Childre Volunteers give $50,000 to Children’s Hospital elfishly More than 250 volunteers uns year to make ry give their time and energy eve tal a special, inviting place for Children’s Hospi e hospital relies on patients and their families. Th ients’ days with these volunteers to brighten pat ll as assist hospital their care and attention as we ks. Volunteers also departments with various tas pital each year. On give generous gifts to the hos spital Volunteers January 17, the Children’s Ho Administration presented Children’s Hospital e money was with a donation of $50,000. Th allocated as raised from Gift Shop sales and follows: ive Care $26,464 for the Pediatric Intens • Unit TotalCare bed system. of Trees $15,000 for the 2011 Fantasy • sponsorship pledge. the Swank $8,536 for Child Life to fund • in-room movie system. special thank Children’s Hospital extends a eers who unt you to the many dedicated vol uable time to the hospital and donate their val support Children’s their financial donations that programs and Hospital’s numerous projects, departments. Celebrate ‘the 12 Days of Christmas’ with Children’s Hospital The holidays may seem far away, but Children’s Hospital is already busy preparing for the 2012 Fantasy of Trees. The theme for the 28th annual celebration is “The 12 Days of Christmas,” featuring birds, music and other imagery from the classic song alongside the already magical tree, wreath and fireplace displays. Several new children’s activities will also be included this year. In 2011, Fantasy of Trees raised $342,988, allowing Children’s Hospital to purchase new MRI and ambulance equipment and renovate the chemo prep room. Over the past 27 years, Fantasy of Trees has raised more than $6 million for Children’s Hospital. Co-Chairs for the 2012 event are Genia Jackson and Janice Davis, and the Assistant Co-Chair is Susan Hannah. For more information on how to volunteer or be a sponsor for the 2012 Fantasy of Trees, contact the Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services Department at (865) 514-8385. Pictured above are Co-Chairs for the 2012 event (left to right): Genia Jackson and Janice Davis with Assistant Co-Chair Susan Hannah. are ID Program oney’s to Sponsor KidCer the last 17 years, the program has provided Sh l Center for Missing and According to the Nationa s 18 and EC), 800,000 children age Exploited Children (NCM portant year. One of the most im younger go missing each ssing child t to use in the case of a mi th tools for law enforcemen 18 year, ality photograph. For the is an up-to-date, good qu are ID events nsoring three KidC Shoney’s Restaurants is spo ion of ts official photo identificat at area malls to offer paren their child. child’s color photograph, A KidCare ID includes a al profile, t, date of birth and medic fingerprints, height, weigh dCare ID C hotline number. A Ki as well as a 24-hour NCME , and all of finding a missing child can expedite the process for each have photo identification parents are encouraged to of their children. g” receive a child’s “goody ba Each participant will also for the family. filled with fun safety items Ov y with IDs. Other communit more than 36,000 children ville the program are the Knox organizations involved in Safe City, Children’s Hospital, Police Department, Safety News Sentinel, area, the Knoxville Kids of the Greater Knox io olunteer TV, Star 102.1 rad Walgreens, WVLT-TV 8/V Knoxville. and The Optimist Club of locations are as follows: KidCare event times and Mall p.m. at Knoxville Center • Friday, August 17, 1-7 West Town Mall a.m.-5 p.m. at • Saturday, August 18, 11 -6 p.m. at Foothills Mall • Sunday, August 19, noon tact Annie LaLonde at For more information, con 1. Shoney’s at (865) 690-633 Articles by Andrew Denton, student intern 3 Donate at www.etch.com
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  4. 4. Striking a pose in Gatlinburg Nathan rests after his appendectomy Nathan and his sister, Megan, catch up on some TV after the surgery For most students, spring break consists of sleep, sand and sightseeing. Nathan Welch, a fifth-grader from Baird, Texas, had plans to explore, stay up late and hang out with friends and family on his week-long spring break in March. His family traveled 900 miles from Texas to spend their spring break with another family in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Welch’s were having a wonderful vacation but at 10:30 p.m. on the third day of the trip, Nathan’s stomach began to hurt. “I thought it was just a stomach ache, but the pain worsened, and I began to vomit,” Nathan said. Nathan’s parents, Noel and Tim, had him lie down and take a warm bath to relieve the discomfort. The pain didn’t subside, so at about 3:30 a.m. the Welch’s decided to take Nathan to the nearest hospital, LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville. Nathan was admitted to Leconte Medical Center’s emergency department, and lab work revealed that his white blood count was very high. LeConte Medical Center decided to transfer Nathan to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital by ambulance. Nathan arrived at Children’s Hospital’s emergency department about 8 a.m. on March 14 and a CT scan revealed he had acute appendicitis. “The pain was so bad that when the doctor would touch my stomach, I wanted to jump off the table,” Nathan said. Dr. Carol Fowler, pediatric surgeon, scheduled an appendectomy for 2:30 that afternoon. 5 “In hindsight I realize that there were warning signs of his appendicitis. A week before spring break Nathan had a stomach ache and vomited, but a bad stomach bug was going around his school,” Noel said. “I thought he had a virus because he felt fine in a day or two. Looking back, it must have been the first sign of his appendicitis.” Nathan was in surgery for almost two hours. “We were a nervous wreck. We knew that Nathan was in good hands, but emergency surgery was the last thing we expected to do on spring break,” Tim said. “We actually met another surgeon, Dr. Glaze Vaughn, who had just moved here from Texas. It was nice to have a little bit of home in the hospital.” Donate at www.etch.com
  5. 5. Meet Nate Nathan’s surgery went very well, and by the time his parents were allowed to see him after the surgery, he was awake, just very groggy. Nathan remained in the hospital for five days on 24-hour antibiotics and couldn’t eat solid food for three days. “I ate a lot of soup and popsicles. The first thing I wanted once I could eat solid food was a McDonald’s McGriddle,” Nathan said. Nathan enjoyed playing games with his Child Life Specialists and was even able to bring his own Xbox to the hospital. “It kept him entertained for hours. He even sent us to the mall to get him more games,” Noel said. The Welch’s were discharged from Children’s Hospital on Monday, March 19. “Nate is good as new, and we can hardly see the scar. He was able to return to his physical education class on April 16 and was so thrilled,” Noel said. The Welch’s admit to now being “real” UT fans and root for the University of Tennessee. Megan, Nathan’s sister, even got a UT BuildA-Bear and named it Tiara, after Nathan’s favorite nurse. “We loved everyone at Children’s Hospital, and they made us feel so comfortable even though we were so far from home. We were lucky to be able to have our surgery here,” Tim said. by Hayley Martin, Public Relations Specialist Nathan and Megan visit Ryman Auditorium in Nashville The Welch family and their friends make a stop at Graceland on the way to Gatlinburg 6 Name: Nathan “Nate” Welch Age: 11 Grade: Fifth grade Hometown: Baird, Texas Favorite Colors: Orange and yellow Favorite Food: Cheeseburger Favorite school subject: Math What I do for fun: Video games and play outside What a want to be when I grow up: Wind turbine technician (like his dad)
  6. 6. Leading The Way Children’s Hospital’s vision statement is “Leading the Way to Healthy Children.” In this series in It’s About Children, we are sharing with our readers some of the many ways we are “Leading the Way.” Outstanding practices by Children’s Hospital departments are highlighted—things that are, although quite commonplace at our pediatric medical center, actually rather unique. This series showcases the exceptional work done at Children’s Hospital and demonstrates how the hospital is a great place to work. New NAS protocol leads to expanded NICU To address a recent increase in babies diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Children’s Hospital has expanded the Haslam Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU expansion – a new NICU 3 on the Third Floor – was completed in November 2011 and has improved Children’s Hospital’s ability to address this growing issue. With the creation of NICU 3, Children’s Hospital went from 44 to 60 licensed NICU beds. NAS occurs when a woman takes addictive prescription pain medications or illegal drugs while pregnant. These substances pass to the baby through the placenta during the pregnancy, causing the baby to become dependent on the drug. When the baby is born, symptoms of withdrawal occur. While these symptoms can vary depending on the drug used, the frequency of use and the development of the baby, they generally include fever, extreme irritability, high-pitched crying or vomiting. Previously, these babies were given methadone, which relieves withdrawal symptoms, and they stayed in the hospital an average of 14 days. However, Carla Saunders, NNP-BC, Advance Practice Coordinator, Pediatrix Medical Group at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, recognized many problems the babies faced after their hospital stay. She explained, “There were issues with parents taking the medication we gave, pediatricians not understanding the withdrawal process or treatment, and an 80 percent no-show rate at follow-up appointments. I followed 12 babies through the outpatient withdrawal process, and it became clear that it wasn’t a safe thing to do anymore.” Because of these issues, Saunders partnered with Terry King, Informatics Support Pharmacist, and Sheri Smith, Nursing Director of Critical Care, to develop a new protocol for NAS babies. Instead of treating with methadone, doctors now use small amounts of morphine to help the baby reach an entirely drug-free state. Babies respond better to this new process and are able to go home without any chance of further withdrawal symptoms. “The withdrawal process is not linear,” Saunders said. “There are a lot of dynamics that occur along the way. Through a multidisciplinary team approach, we created a safe and consistent approach to treatment.” The new protocol requires that a baby has a longer inpatient stay at Children’s Hospital. NAS babies now stay an average of 38 days in the NICU instead of about three to four when they were treated with methodone. This increase in patient days combined with a rise in NAS cases in East Tennessee created a back-up within NICU 1 and 2, both on the Fifth Floor. Through NICU 3’s construction, NAS babies can receive the help they need in a more developmentally appropriate environment. King explained, “The NAS baby needs a calm, quiet environment to prevent overstimulation. The new NICU 3 provides a controlled environment for the baby and its family. continued on page 28 7 Donate at www.etch.com
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  8. 8. What’s New at Cooling cap technology saves lives in NICU When a baby is born with a serious medical condition called hypoxicischemic encephalopathy, his or her brain doesn’t get enough oxygen. About 9,000 babies are born in the United States each year with the disease, which can cause cerebral palsy, secondary injuries or even death. At the Haslam Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital, these risks have been severely decreased by the introduction of the lifesaving Cool Cap System. This relatively new technology uses cooling caps to slow the metabolism of the babies. Through this slowing process, babies can maintain safe core temperatures while selective parts of their brains are cooled. The baby wears the cooling cap on his or her head for three days, during which vital signs are constantly monitored. For neonatologist John Buchheit, M.D., the Cool Cap system is incredibly valuable. He explained, “It allows the babies to rest while decreasing the chemical reactions in their brains.” These chemical reactions are directly linked to secondary injuries that cause lifelong developmental issues. By slowing these chemical reactions the baby has a chance to recover. At Children’s Hospital, cooling caps are used 10-15 times a year for acutely ill babies. Because this technology is advanced and relatively new, it is not a fixture in all NICUs. Dr. Buchheit said, “This technology is important for babies in our area in preventing secondary injuries due to problems in the brain. We’re fortunate, and the babies are fortunate to have it.” by Cassidy Duckett, student intern Project ADAM Tennessee launches new website Project ADAM Tennessee, a new initiative at Children’s Hospital, has developed a website, www.projectadamtennessee.org, to showcase the work Project ADAM Tennessee has done in the region, highlight new research in the field of CPR/sudden cardiac arrest and explain how to get involved in the life-saving initiative. All public Knox County high schools currently have an AED, but most middle schools do not have access to one. Project ADAM Tennessee aims to place an AED in each Knox County middle school by 2013. Throughout the year, Project ADAM Tennessee will teach area high school staff, administrators and students how to use AEDs currently installed in each school and train each middle school’s staff on proper AED use. According to the American Heart Association, several thousand students nationwide died from sudden cardiac arrest in 2011. Many of the deaths could have been prevented if an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been used; AEDs allow for early defibrillation, an electrical shock to the heart that enables the heart to return to its normal rhythm. For every minute that passes as sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent. With an AED onsite, school responders can immediately attempt to save a life. by Hayley Martin, Public Relations Specialist 9 Donate at www.etch.com
  9. 9. What’s New at No more falls with Humpty Dumpty helping Though hospitals are a place to get better, accidents such as falls can -- and do -- happen. These unexpected incidences can increase the length of a stay and costs while adding new pain for the patient. To prevent falls, Children’s Hospital has drawn inspiration from the clumsiest character of them all: Humpty Dumpty. The Humpy Dumpty program was developed at Miami Children’s Hospital as a fall prevention program. The Nursing Performance Improvement Council at Children’s Hospital purchased the program from Miami this spring. It uses a simple scale to measure the fall risk for each patient; the score is based on many factors including diagnosis, environmental factors and medication usage. If the patient has a score of 12 or more, he or she is considered high risk and identified with a happy egg picture. “The Humpty Dumpty picture will go everywhere with the patient in the hospital,” staff nurse Ali Gonzalez, RN, explained. “It is important that all nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, volunteers— everyone knows what this symbol means.” The program also helps parents understand fall risk. Each parent is given tips for preventing falls both at the hospital and at home. If a child is designated as high risk, a Fall Alert System is put in place among parents and nurses to prevent any accidents. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern Ali Gonzalez, RN, secures a patient’s bed rail as part of the Humpty Dumpty protocol to prevent falls. Children’s Hospital license plate reinstated As announced in past issues of It’s About Children, the state of Tennessee in summer 2011 notified drivers with Children’s Hospital specialty license plates that the plate was obsolete and could not be renewed. However, Development Department staff members have succeeded in having the plate reinstated with a new design. After the design is finalized, Children’s Hospital will begin to take orders for the new plate. Children’s Hospital must receive 1,000 orders to meet the state requirement before the plate goes into production. The plate will cost $35 in addition to each county’s renewal fee, with the hospital receiving $15 from each plate sold. Funds raised help Children’s Hospital provide the important services of Child Life, Pastoral Care and Social Work for patients and their families. by Andrew Denton, student intern 10
  10. 10. What’s New at Water safety event to be part of ‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’   You probably have never broken a Guinness World Record, but your chance is coming in June! During Children’s Hospital’s 6th annual Water Safety Day on June 14 at Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, you can take part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson along with around 20,000 other kids and adults from across the globe. Children’s Hospital, along with Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area and Dollywood’s Splash Country, is adding this fun and important component to its annual Water Safety Day to remind children, parents and all caregivers that the best thing anyone of any age can do to stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim. In addition to the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson component, Water Safety Day also features information on CPR and how to be prepared in an emergency from Children’s Hospital; opportunities to win great water safety items with a “splash pass” available inside the gate; and safety tips from Safe Kids of the Greater Knox Area and the coalition’s partners – the American Red Cross and the Pigeon Forge Fire and Police Departments. There is no extra charge for the water safety program but an admission ticket to Dollywood’s Splash Country is required; for information, visit www.dollywoodssplashcountry. com. For more information on water safety and the event on June 14, visit www.etch.com or call Children’s Hospital at (865) 541-8165. 11 Donate at www.etch.com
  11. 11. What’s New at Book written and illustrated by children to honor anniversary In honor of its 75th anniversary celebration, Children’s Hospital and the Books by Kids Foundation have teamed up to publish East Tennessee from A to Z. The book, which will be sold around the area to benefit Children’s Hospital, includes short stanzas on East Tennessee’s historical figures, landmarks and characteristics for each letter of the alphabet. “This book will be a creative, meaningful way to celebrate our community and its children for our 75th anniversary,” Children’s Hospital President Keith Goodwin said. “We look forward to seeing the finished product, which will highlight the creativity of local students.” The Books by Kids Foundation is based in Jacksonville, Florida. The non-profit organization facilitates the production of educational children’s books. East Tennessee from A to Z is the fifth book in their A to Z series. “We are thrilled to partner with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to create East Tennessee A to Z,” Heather Surface, founder and director of the Books by Kids Foundation, said. “While the project offers a fun way for local kids to learn about their hometown and a chance to see their words in print, it also underscores the importance of giving back to their community.” Look for more information on the book and how to purchase it in the next issue of It’s About Children. “This book will be a creative, meaningful way to celebrate our community and its children for our 75th anniversary.” The book will be illustrated by Children’s Hospital patients and authored by the winner of the Young Authors Contest. Middle school students in 16 East Tennessee counties had an opportunity to submit text for the book in April and early May. The winner and his or her adult sponsor will each receive a new iPad through a donation from the Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern 12
  12. 12. What’s New at Hospital honors dedicated volunteers   On April 21, Children’s Hospital celebrated the volunteers who devote their time to improving the lives of our patients, their families and Children’s Hospital staff. In addition to awards given for milestone hours of service, four individuals were recognized for their exemplary commitment to volunteering. broken items and mismatched goods into beautiful creations. Helen is a past Co-Chair for Fantasy of Trees and continues to work with this event as a key volunteer each year. The third award presented was the “24 Karat” Award, given to a volunteer who demonstrates “enthusiastic participation in volunteer service to Children’s Hospital.” The recipient of this year’s “24 Karat” award was Sandra Coggins, an enthusiastic volunteer who plays the piano in the lobby for families and visitors. She has been volunteering at Children’s since 2010. Sandra currently works with the Family and Friends Cart, stocks Family Food Pantries and serves as a NICU cuddler. The Edna H. Duncan Award honors a volunteer who shows “personal and professional excellence in volunteer service” to the hospital. This year, the award went to Verna Bollin, who has given over 4,000 hours of her time to volunteer at Children’s Hospital. Verna serves as the Chair of the Volunteer Leadership Council, volunteers in the Gift Shop and Surgery Lounge, and organizes the hospital’s Clothing Closet. She also is a vital part of the Fantasy of Trees Designer Team. The final award was the Shining Star Award, established to recognize dedication to evening and weekend volunteer service to Children’s Hospital. This year Belinda Smith received this award, reflecting her 1,000 hours of service at the Information Desk and in the Emergency Room. The second award, the Anne D. Regas Award, is presented to a volunteer for “exemplary commitment, courage and perseverance in volunteer service to Children’s Hospital.” This year’s recipient was Helen Mills, a gift shop volunteer since 1997, who is known for her ability to turn by Cassidy Duckett, student intern Children’s Hospital’s 2012 volunteer award winners (left to right): Verna Bollin, Helen Mills, Belinda Smith and Sandra Coggins. Photo by Michael Dayah. continued on page 39 13 Donate at www.etch.com
  13. 13. Q&A CPR Overview Q: What is an AED? Should my child’s school or sports park have one? A: An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock to the heart. When the heart is in sudden cardiac arrest, a shock through the chest (which travels to the heart) can halt an abnormal, ineffective rhythm and enable a normal rhythm to resume. A shock delivered by an AED within 3-5 minutes of the start of cardiac arrest can save a life. In 2011, several thousand students nationwide died from sudden cardiac arrest. A child spends about 20 percent of his/ her day in a school, so an AED is recommended to have onsite. With an AED on-site, school responders can immediately attempt to save a life. Q: I have heard that CPR guidelines recently changed. What are the new guidelines? A: The American Heart Association revised their CPR guidelines in 2010 from ABC (airway, breathing, circulation/ compressions) to CAB (circulation/compressions, airway, breathing). The American Heart Association also abides by an updated chain of survival that features five links. The links in the new American Heart Association Chain of Survival are: 1. Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system 2. Early CPR with emphasis on chest compressions 3. Rapid defibrillation (AED use) 4. Effective advanced life support 5. Integrated post-cardiac arrest care Upcoming community education classes CPR Certification Course Dates: June 4, July 9, August 6 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. 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 web site at www.etch.com and click on “Healthy Information” and then “Healthy Kids Calendar.” Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Kids Campaign, sponsored by WBIR-TV Channel 10 and Chick-Fil-A, is a community education initiative of the hospital’s Community Relations Department to help parents keep their children healthy. Safe Sitter Dates: June 9, June 23, July 14, July 28 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 14
  14. 14. Q: Why did the American Heart Association change the guidelines? A: After much science-based research, the American Heart Association found that by minimizing interruptions in compressions, more lives have been saved. Compressions return blood circulation to the entire body. Hospital receives Safe Sitter Award Q: Why is it important to learn CPR? Who should be certified? A: The more people who know CPR, the more lives that can be saved. The American Heart Association even recommends teenagers be certified in CPR. Studies show that bystander CPR more than doubles the patient survival rate. For every minute that sudden cardiac arrest is not treated, the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent. Children’s Hospital has been identified as a top 25 Safe Sitter® teaching site for 2011. Safe Sitter® is a national organization that teaches young adolescents safe and nurturing babysitting techniques and rescue skills needed to respond to medical emergencies. The Safe Sitter® class at Children’s Hospital certified 182 “safe sitters” during 2011. Safe Sitter® is offered for children ages 11-14, and the cost is $25 per participant. Children’s Hospital usually offers Safe Sitter® classes once a month. Upcoming dates include June 9 and 23. Class size is limited, so pre-register by calling (865) 541-8262. Q: How can I become CPR certified? A: Contact the Children’s Hospital Healthy Kids hotline at (865) 541-8262 or the American Heart Association Education hotline at 1-877-242-4277 to find a class in your area. Q: Do I need to get recertified if I have already taken CPR? A: Yes, recertification should be done every two years to stay up-to-date on current guidelines. It is also helpful in remembering CPR techniques. Q: I have heard of people getting sued by performing CPR by Hayley Martin, Public Relations Specialist on a stranger? What is my risk? A: Many states, including Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia, have Good Samaritan laws that protect individuals from liability when performing CPR and using an AED if performed while trying to save a life. family history, the practitioner completing the sports physical can better evaluate the child’s need for further testing. Q: What are the warning signs and symptoms of sudden Q: Oftentimes in the movies I see lifeguards performing cardiac arrest? A: Dizziness, chest pain, heart palpitations, excessive shortness of breath with exercise, excessive fatigue with exercise, fainting during exercise and family history of sudden death are reported in a significant population who experience sudden cardiac arrest. However, sudden cardiac arrest often occurs with no previous signs or symptoms. CPR at the pool or beach. Can sudden cardiac arrest happen while swimming? A: Swimming is a strenuous form of exercise that often sends those at risk for sudden cardiac arrest into an abnormal rhythm. Near-drowning of a good swimmer is a sign of a cardiac arrhythmia that causes sudden cardiac arrest. Sources: Q: How important is my child’s sports physical? A: It is very important that the family history portion of the physical be answered by an adult prior to the physical performed by a health care provider. In 2011, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association added additional heart health questions to better assess each child. With accurate Dr. Jeff Jennings, pediatric cardiologist Marianne Jennings, RN and Project ADAM Tennessee Coordinator Susan Johnson, RN, Nursing Professional Development Specialist 15 Donate at www.etch.com
  15. 15. Development Department adds Major Gifts/ Annual Giving Officer More than 20 years as a mother of four has given Danni Varlan of Knoxville an in-depth look at the patient care side of Children’s Hospital. Eleven years on the Children’s Hospital Board of Directors have given Varlan an in-depth look at the business side of the pediatric medical center. This spring, she added a third side of the hospital to her life experience – she stepped down from the board to become an employee in the hospital’s Development Department. As the new Major Gifts/Annual Giving Officer, Varlan will lead Children’s Hospital’s efforts to increase and enhance fundraising. She will encourage new relationships with potential donors who have never been associated with Children’s Hospital and take them on behind-the-scenes tours; grow the new annual giving program designed to attract women of all ages to become more involved with the hospital; and cultivate relationships with donors from Knox County and throughout the hospital’s 16-county service area. “Danni’s far reaching relationships within East Tennessee will enhance the development efforts of Children’s Hospital,” said Carlton Long, Vice President for Development and Community Services at Children’s Hospital. “Through her community involvement in East Tennessee over the last 30 years, she is a well known and well respected individual. Relationships are key for a successful development operation. From the first day on the job, she hit the ground running and has not stopped yet! Her enthusiasm for Children’s Hospital will be a tremendous asset to our organization.” Varlan and her husband, Tom, a United States District Judge in Knoxville, are the parents of Georgia, 25; Susanna, 23; Alex, 21; and Paul, 19. While raising four children, the Varlans have seen more than their share of pediatrician visits, tonsillectomies, rotavirus and even MRSA, among other common childhood ailments. They also experienced one particularly serious medical moment in 1991. Alex, then an infant, developed a severe and highly contagious bacterial infection, pneumococcemia, that was potentially fatal. Through the skilled and compassionate care of staff at Children’s Hospital, Alex survived – and thrived – and is now a student at the University of Tennessee. Before joining Children’s Hospital, Varlan was the president of East Tennesseans for Airfare Competition (ETAC) for about 10 years. At ETAC, Varlan planned, developed and implemented initiatives to support efforts to bring competitively priced air service to McGhee Tyson Airport as well as educated businesses and community leaders in the region on how to support and keep competitive airfare service in the market. Varlan also is a Planning Consultant and Facilitator for strategic and long range planning, visioning, team building and other goals identified by clients such as East Tennessee Foundation, Bijou Theatre, American Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association. Her partner in the consulting business is Bruce Anderson, Vice President for Legal Services at Children’s Hospital. Varlan, who holds a bachelor of arts in English from Georgia State University, has been active in the East Tennessee community for many years. She was appointed by Governor Bredesen in 2010 to the State of Tennessee Board of Regents, and she is on the boards of directors for both the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. A member of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC), Varlan also is a graduate of the 1998 class of Leadership Knoxville. 16
  16. 16. Calendar of Events Mark your calendars NOW for several upcoming events to entertain families and benefit Children’s Hospital. Thanks to the generous people of East Tennessee who host and participate in these events, Children’s Hospital can continue to provide the best pediatric health care to the children of this region. Baseball for Babies Camp Eagle’s Nest is free for patients, thanks to generous financial and in-kind contributions. This camp would not be possible without donations from the East Tennessee community. For more information, contact Rick Callaway at (865) 541-8476. The 10 annual Baseball for Babies tournament takes place June 1-3 at various Knoxville-area ball parks. The tournament is open to 8U through 16U teams. The Hayes family of New Market sponsors the yearly tournament in memory of their daughter, Nancy, who passed away in the Children’s Hospital Haslam Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Last year’s event raised more than $15,000 for Children’s Hospital. For more information about the tournament, contact Lenny Hayes at (865) 441-1367. th Camp Cure For children with diabetes, Camp Cure is a way to learn and develop confidence and independence in caring for diabetes in a fun camp environment. This year’s theme is “Reach for the Stars!” and focuses on space. Camp Cure is July 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 5-8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children ages 9-12 at the Karns Community Youth Center. Campers ages 11-12 also have the option of attending an overnight adventure. The cost to attend Camp Cure is $20 per child. The cost of the optional overnight adventure is an additional $60. For more information, contact Cathy Van Ostrand, Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist and camp director, at (865) 541-8281 or email cvostrand@etch.com. Peyton Manning Golf Classic See page 20 for more information. The Donald M. Gally Summer Camp The Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center offers a free, week-long day camp every July for children with special needs. The Donald M. Gally Summer Camp features activities such as arts and crafts, swimming and games directed by staff therapists, special education teachers and adaptive recreation specialists. The camp takes place at the Kiwanis Fresh Air Camp on Prosser Road in Knoxville through a generous donation from local Kiwanis Club members. Session I, for campers ages 5-9, takes place July 9-13. Session II, for campers ages 10-14, takes place July 16-20. Hours for both weeks are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Because there is no cost to attend, donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center at (865) 690-8961 or send an email to dcphillips@etch.com. Camp Eagle’s Nest Most children look forward to enjoying the sun and playing outside during the summer, including Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic patients. Camp Eagle’s Nest, which takes place at Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend, allows children who have been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder to enjoy the outdoors in a safe and fun environment. Campers participate in activities like horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, tubing and much more. Campers also are able to interact with camp counselors, who are nurses and other clinical staff from Children’s Hospital, giving patients an opportunity to form bonds outside the hospital. This year, Camp Eagle’s Nest takes places July 29 – August 2 and features a superhero theme. The camp is open to all Hematology/Oncology Clinic patients with their doctor’s approval. by Andrew Denton, student intern 17 Donate at www.etch.com
  17. 17. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 125 Jackson Partners, LLC 3 Burgers, LLC Mr. Charles Abernathy Ace Hardware - Browder’s #10675 Ace Hardware Corp. Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Acker, Jr. Ackermann PR, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Adam Mr. & Mrs. F. Whitfield Addicks Ms. Virginia Adkisson Ms. Sherry W. Ailor Mrs. Helen C. Akard Albiston and Smith, PLLC Alcoa-Global Impact Mr. Vasilios Alexiades All Occasions Party Rentals Mr. Harold W. Allen Mr. Robert W. Allen Ms. Kristin Alm Always in Bloom Mr. & Mrs. Scott Ambs Amy’s Hallmark Mr. Gary Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Ian M. Anderson Mr. John M. Anderson, II Mr. Keith Andress Ellen Andrews, M. D. Mr. George Angelos Anglers Woods Homeowners Association Mr. Jason Apley Mr. Martin H. Armendariz Mr. Milton Armstrong Arnett Draper & Hagood Mr. Robert M. Asbury Ms. Suzanne Asher AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign Ms. S. M. Atchley Doug & Sylvia Atkins Mrs. Mary S. Atkins Aunt Betty, Peanut & Uncle Van Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow Austin & Family Ms. Lisa Baggett Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Bahr Mrs. Hesta Bailey Jean & Bob Baird Ms. Virginia Baker Ms. Sandy Ball Mr. David A. Ballinger Bank of America United Way Campaign Mrs. Tara Bankes Mr. Brian Barker Mr. Rodney Barnes barre3 Ms. Grace I. Barrows Mr. Frederick J. Barry James & Caryl Bates Mr. Paul C. Bates Ms. Joyce Beal Sam & Mary Anne Beall Ms. Carrie Beam Mr. Robert G. Beam Mr. & Mrs. E. Paul Bean Mr. Bobby A. Beaty Ms. Alice Beauchene Ms. Phyllis A. Beaven Mr. William R. Beavers, Sr. Edward & Neva Beck Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Becker Ms. Amy Beffrey Mr. & Mrs. Alfred B. Bell Belmont Heights Baptist Church Mr. Joseph Bendor Robert & Frieda Bennett Mrs. Tracy Berger-Carmen Ms. Wilma A. Berggren Mrs. Valerie Bernard Herman & Betty Best Ms. Sandra L. Bickford Big Dog Reefs Mrs. Ruby H. Bilyeu Mr. Cleophas Bingham Mr. Paul D. Bird Dr. & Mrs. Chris R. Birdwell Herb & Jean Bishop Mr. Sonny Bivens Rolen, Zach & Seth Blaine Ms. Melissa M. Blair Mr. & Mrs. James R. Blake Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Blake Mr. & Mrs. Alton E. Blakley, Jr. Jack David Blalock, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Blossom Blount Ave, LLC Mr. Tom Blue & Dr. Melinda H. Blue BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Mr. Howard Z. Blum Ray & Becky Boatright Bob’s Package Store Ms. Naomi Boling Ms. Verna M. Bollin Chuck & Angie Bolus Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Bomar Ms. Olena Bondarenko Mr. & Mrs. James F. Borden Mr. Mitchell Borden Mrs. Joy L. Bornhoeft John Bouchard & Sons Co. Ms. Michelle A. Bowen Mr. Glenn R. Boyles Ms. Amy Brackins Ms. Mary E. Branan Ms. Jane L. Branson Ms. Kathy Brewer David & Shalinka Brickhouse Bob & Connie Brimi Drs. Kevin & Jennifer Brinkmann Mr. Richard Brion Mr. Everett O. Britton Broadway Towers Residents Ms. Amy K. Brock Mr. Jon B. Brock Ms. Allison Brown Ms. Audrey Brown Chad & Cynthia Brown Ms. Edith Brown Mr. J. C. Brown Mrs. Nancy Brown Mr. David Browning Ms. Brenda H. Bryan John Q. Buchheit, M. D. Ms. Lisa M. Buchner Mrs. Donna G. Buckner Mr. James C. Buckner Bull Head Products, Inc. 18 Von & Linda Bullock Mr. William Bullock Mr. & Mrs. John W. Burgan Ms. Donna Burgess Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Burnett Ms. Hazel Burress Ms. Sarah E. Burton Ms. Yvonne Bushell Dr. Dennis M. Bushman Mr. Dwight Butcher Mrs. Teresa L. ButcherChapman Ms. Josie Butler Mr. Woody Byars Mrs. Stephanie B. Byerly Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Byrd Mr. Marvin D. Cadwallader Mr. Charles Calloway Mr. & Mrs. Ray Camp Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Campbell Ms. Ellen Campbell Mr. James K. Campbell, Jr. Mr. William R. Campbell Ms. Sara N. Cantrell Mrs. Elizabeth A. Cantwell Carleo Entertainment, Inc. Carmike CinemasWynnsong 16 Mr. & Mrs. Billie L. Carrel Mr. George Carroll Mr. Jerry L. Carter Ms. Joy Carter Ms. Barbara Cassady Ms. Brigitte H. Cate Centocor, Inc. Central Baptist Church of Fountain City Central High School Kirk & Debbie Cervenka Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Chadwell Mr. Walker L. Chamblee Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Chandler Ms. Paige C. Chandler Ms. Anne Changas Mr. & Mrs. Mike S. Charland Chattanooga Area CFC Cherokee Distributing Co., Inc. Ms. Barbara J. Chesney Donate at www.etch.com
  18. 18. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Chick-Fil-A Restaurants Chico’s -- #0123, #0532, #0595 #3339, #5098 and Chico’s, Inc. Brian & Holly Child Children’s Anesthesiologists, PC Children’s Hospital Volunteers Dr. Joseph F. Childs Ms. Erin M. Christen Everett & Ashli Christen Lin & Chris Christenberry Dr. Deborah J. Christiansen Ms. Kathy Cisson Civitan Club - West Knox Mr. & Mrs. Jesse A. Clark Clayton Bank & Trust Mr. Willis L. Clements Clinton High School Ms. Yvonne Coates Ms. Janet S. Cockrum Mr. & Mrs. Allen Cody Ms. Dawn Cody Ms. Bettye B. Coffelt Frank & Sonya Colandro Ms. Beverly Cole Ms. Elsie Cole Kevin & Lesley Cole Mrs. Jillian M. Collier Mrs. Ameline Collins Ms. Barbara D. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Scott C. Collins, Jr. Ms. Kathy Combs Comcast Comedy Barn Canines Mr. & Mrs. John A. Comer Mr. & Mrs. Loring J. Compton, Jr. Ms. Sally S. Cook CO-OP Financial Services Becky & Lyle Cooper Mrs. Debra K. Cooper Ms. Theresa Cordle Cornerstone Foundation of Knoxville Mr. & Mrs. Milburn R. Courtney Covenant Health Ms. April Cox Mr. Benny Cox Margarete & Freddie Cox Mr. R. D. Cox Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Crabtree Ms. Debbie Craft Mr. Alistair Crannis Mrs. Dorothy J. Crawford Ms. Lynda Crippen Ms. Evelyn M. Crisp Mr. Randy Crockett Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Croley Mr. Joshua A. Cronauer Neil & Elizabeth Crosby Mr. Steve H. Crowe Dr. & Mrs. Michael D. Crowell Committee for the Future gives Wiis, iPads to hospital Sometimes Children’s Hospital needs the latest in high-tech medical equipment. But sometimes, the hospital needs more everyday items – such as game systems and tablet computers – to enhance comfort and education for our patients. Such needs are often met by one particular group –Children’s Hospital’s Committee for the Future. The Committee for the Future recently donated $21,052 to Children’s Hospital for the benefit of many departments. The Child Life department was able to buy two new Wii game systems to replace aging GameCube systems, as well as storage bins for keeping clean toys. To soothe babies, the Haslam Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) bought 16 infant swings and many stuffed animals. For Camp Cure, the summer camp for diabetes patients, the Committee for the Future funded “Camp Brain” software, which will allow camp directors and counselors to track all aspects of camp management. In addition, the camp bought a SnoKonette Ice Shaver machine to make cool treats for the campers on hot summer days. The Committee for the Future also provided the funds to buy prizes for the Young Authors Contest. The book, titled “East Tennessee from A to Z,” will be illustrated by patients from Children’s Hospital. The winning author and his or her teacher or parent facilitator will each receive an iPad. See 19 page 12 for more information on this contest. iPads were bought by the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center for use in speech and language therapy sessions to teach cause and effect, receptive identification and imitation tasks, as well as for alternative communication. The committee, which began in 1988, includes local business people and professionals. The mission of Committee for the Future is to complete service and fundraising projects for the specific needs of Children’s Hospital. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern Donate at www.etch.com
  19. 19. Monday, June 18 Fox Den Country Club in Farragut It’s time “fore” the Peyton Manning Golf Classic to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and the PeyBack Foundation. Manning, quarterback for the National Football League’s Denver Broncos, will be present at the tournament and will visit with golfers throughout the day. Tournament format: 4-player team swat (or best ball), flighted by team handicaps; maximum individual handicap is 25. Golfers can enjoy either a morning or afternoon round, and each round is considered a separate tournament with three flights – awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams in each flight. Each winning team member will receive a prize. The day of golf will include breakfast, lunch, a 19th hole reception, goody bags, golf shirts, door prizes and much more. For information or to register, contact Pat Scott at Children’s Hospital at (865) 541-8244 or pmscott@etch.com. 20 Donate at www.etch.com
  20. 20. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Mr. Philip R. Crye Mrs. Carol A. Cumesty Ms. Wendy Cummings Ms. Veronica L. Cunningham Ms. Della Dailey Ms. Peggy Dalton Dance Marathon Council-UT Ms. Mary F. Danford The Daniel Foundation Ms. Sherry L. Daniels Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Daves, Jr. Hubert & Rose Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Soni Davidson Joe H. Davis Ms. Josephine S. Davis Jana & Bill Davison Miss Gail Dawson Mr. Anthony De Gregorio Mr. Robert J. Delmoro Janie & Bill Dempster The Dent Man Mr. & Mrs. Harry P. Denton Mr. Marcus B. Denton Mr. & Mrs. Max R. Denton DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Randy & Mika DeVault Ms. Clara DeVoe Dewhirst Properties, LLC Mr. Leonard Dial Mrs. Deborah L. Diddle The Joseph Dillman Family Mr. Mark Dittig Ms. Cheryl Doan Ms. Louise F. Dodd Ms. Jere E. Doherty Ms. Ann O. Dorsett Mr. Joe W. Downey Dream Team Event Lighting Ms. Anne G. Dungan Ms. Amy Dyer Mr. Scotty Dykes Dyna Body Fitness Equipment East Tennessee Pediatric Cardiology, PC Mrs. Lynnette Easter Mr. Bob Ebinger Ecolab Mr. & Mrs. Robert Eddy Mr. Don M. Edmondson Ms. Lynn Edmondson Ms. Patricia D. Edwards Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Eledge Mr. Robert Elliott Mr. & Mrs. David L. Ellis Ms. Mary E. Ellis Ms. Whitney W. Ellis Ms. Claudia Elrod Mr. & Mrs. Myron Ely Michael & Deborah Emery Ms. Tiffany T. Emitt Ms. Karyn L. Engblom Enrichment Federal Credit Union Ms. Holly Epps Ms. Monica J. Eshleman Ms. Susan Estrada ETCH Business OfficeBilling Dept. ETCH Self-Pay Department Ms. Lucille Evans Matthew & Amy Evans Ms. Myrtle Evans Ms. Carlene Everett Ms. Kathleen H. Fabish Mrs. Deborah W. Fain Lexi & Anna Farmer Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Feather, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Norman E. Featherston First Tennessee Bank, N.A. First Tennessee Foundation Food Lion -- #395, #660, #700, #761, #787, #824, #1055, #1362, #1408, #1467 and #2128 Ms. Bobbie Ford Rev. Sandra S. Foster Fountain City United Methodist Women, Circle 11 Ms. Kathy D. Fowler Mr. Charles S. Francis Mr. & Mrs. Donald F. Francis Mr. Michael J. Frank Frank’s Barbershop The Great Smoky Mountain Cluster of Dog Shows made a $1,371.68 donation in February to Children’s Hospital. The proceeds were raised at their fall fundraising event. From left to right are Jean Dinkins, representative of the Great Smoky Mountain Cluster of Dog Shows, and Alexis Niceley, Children’s Hospital Community Development Specialist. Mr. Larry R. French Mr. Herbert Frost Froyoz FC, LLC Steve & Debra Fuller Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Fulmer Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Fuqua Gabbard Publications Mr. James L. Galo Ms. Jenny L. Gambrell Mr. Horton G. Gangwer Mrs. Carmen Gardner Ms. Becky D. Garrett Mr. William Garrett Mr. David Gay Ms. Nicole Gentry Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Randall L. Gibson Gift Gourmet and Interiors, LLC Ms. Loren Gilbert Ms. Tammy K. Giles Girl Scout Troop #465 21 Girl Scout Troop #20127 Girl Scout Troop #20182 Dr. & Mrs. A. Michael Glover Mr. John W. Goan Mrs. Carole P. Gobert Mr. & Mrs. Herman L. Goddard Ms. Teresa Goddard Mr. Robert W. Godwin Mr. Gary Goff Golden Corral #779, #804 and #903 Mrs. Heather Golin Good Sounds Entertainment Mrs. Mary D. Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Goodwin Ms. Penny K. Goosie Ms. Frances Gorman Dr. & Mrs. Glenn C. Graber Ms. Ellen Graham Graham Corporation Tom & Henry Grahl Donate at www.etch.com
  21. 21. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Mr. Michael Graves Ms. Dawna C. Gray Mrs. Kellie S. Gray Mr. & Mrs. Art Grayson Great Clips -- #4501, #4503, #4504, #4505, #4506, #4507, #4508, #4509, #4511, #4512, #4513, #4514, #4515, #4516, #4517 and #9611 Great Smoky Mountain Cluster of Dog Shows Randy & Jan Greaves Ms. Arkie T. Greene Mr. Kester J. Greene, Jr. Greenway Baptist Church Mr. William C. Greer Mr. & Mrs. Mike W. Greiner Gresham Middle School Ms. Anita C. Griffith Ms. Estelle S. Grisham Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Gross Mr. Charles C. Guy Mr. John Hale Dr. Danny R. Hall Ms. Jane Hall Mr. & Mrs. Jerry N. Hall Mr. Frank H. Hambright Mr. & Mrs. P. Jack Hamilton Ms. Betty A. Hammill Ms. Pearl E. Hampton Ms. Christy A. Hancock Dr. Joseph W. Harb Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Harb, Jr. Ms. Carol Harden Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Hardin Alex & Mary Belle Harkness Mrs. Rebecca Harmon James & Christina Harrill Mr. Thomas R. Harrington, III Ms. Paula E. Harris Ms. Peggy Harris Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Harris Ms. Delores F. Harrison Mr. James Hartsell Ms. Linda Y. Harvey Mr. & Mrs. James A. Haslam, III Ms. Tammy Hatcher On March 2-3, students at the University of Tennessee danced the night away at the Tennessee Recreational Center for Students (TRECS) on the UT campus to benefit the Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Activities throughout the night included live music and activities for Hematology/Oncology patients. UT students also learned a Dance Marathon dance to perform at the end of the 14-hour celebration. Dance Marathon 2012 raised over $43,000 for Children’s Hospital’s Hematology/ Oncology Endowment Fund. Children’s Hospital and the patients and staff of the Hematology/ Oncology Clinic extend a special thank you to the University of Tennessee; the Dance Marathon Executive Committee; Kate Humphrey, Advisor; Natalie Williams, President; Taylor Gautier, Vice President of Events; Zac Giffin, Vice President of Dancer Relations; and Julie Gillette, Vice President of Community Outreach. 22 Mr. Randy Hatfield Ms. Vikki Hatfield Zoe Haub & Neeley Wilson Ms. Carletta Haun Ms. Narvia D. Haywood Mr. Martin L. Hazlett Mr. Edward Headlee Ms. Judy Heath Mr. Anthony C. Heitzman Ms. Beverly Helton Ms. Julia A. Helton Ms. Margaret D. Helton Mr. Rudy Henderson Ms. Jan Herlitze Mr. & Mrs. Charles Herman Ms. Susan Z. Hibbett Mrs. Joyce D. Hickman Ms. Cindy M. Hicks Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Hillard Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Himes Mr. Norman E. Hinkle Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Hirsh Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Hirsh His Laboring Few Ministry Mr. Tim Hitson Jeremy & Katie Hodges Dr. & Mrs. Paul W. Hoffmann Erik & Kathi Hofstad Ms. Cheri Hogrefe Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Ms. Dana C. Holloway Ms. Margaret Holloway Ms. Annie E. Holoubek Home Depot #730 Mr. Billy Hooks Brandon & Ashley Hopkins Mrs. Susan P. Horn Mr. & Mrs. John W. Horton Ms. Kristi D. Houk Mrs. Ella J. Housley Dr. & Mrs. Herbert H. Howard Mrs. Ruth A. Howard Brent & Tracy Hubbs Mrs. Cathy R. Huddleston Ms. Barbara U. Huff Ms. Mary A. Huff Ms. Janet B. Hughes Paul & Danielle Hughes Donate at www.etch.com
  22. 22. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Humana, Inc. Ms. Jackie G. Humphrey Mr. Doyle Hunt Mr. Robert L. Hutchison Richard & Lena Hutton Ingles Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Iroff Mr. Gary A. Irving Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Ivy Jack and Jules Mr. Joseph Jacobsen Mrs. Erin R. Janish Mr. Ronald E. Jarnagin Mr. Jack L. Jenkins Mrs. Kathryn M. Jenkins Ms. Elizabeth Jennings Jewelry Television Ms. Angie Johnson Mrs. Brenda Johnson Ms. Catherine B. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. David Johnson Ms. Dot M. Johnson Mr. Glen D. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Kevin R. Johnson Ms. Linda Johnson Ms. Shannon Johnson Johnson & Galyon, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Sam Johnston Ms. Edna C. Jones Mr. Jack G. Jones Mr. John D. Jones Mr. Melton Jones Dr. Farris Jordan Ms. Patricia Jordon Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Junis Mrs. Beth Kamer Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Kell Mr. William P. Kelleghan Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Keller The Jim Kellner Family Kellogg’s Ms. Pat C. Kelly KelSan Products Company Ms. Chera-Lyn Kennedy Mr. Jim Kennedy Josh & Alissa Kennedy Mrs. Bethany Kennemore Mrs. Midge Kerns Mr. Carroll B. Kesterson J. R. & Marilyn Keylon Mrs. Margie Kidd Ms. Wanda Kilpatrick Ms. Hwa O. Kim Mrs. Brenda Kincheloe Mr. David C. King Ms. Heather N. King William & Joanne King Ms. Judy A. Kittrell Darren & Amanda Kitts Kiwanis Club - Newport Kiwanis Club - Norwood Ms. Ann M. Knox Knox County Homebound Knox County Register of Deeds Knox-Tenn Rental Company Knoxville Catholic High School Knoxville Elks Lodge #160 Knoxville News Sentinel Knoxville Ski & Outing Club, Inc. Knoxville Zoo Ms. Katherine Kober Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Sports Medicine Outreach Program Kohl’s Department Stores Ms. Carolyn H. Krause Krispy Kreme #54 Kroger -- #530 and #686 Mr. Ted Krupman Mr. & Mrs. James B. Kyle Ms. Mavis LaBounty Ms. Erin Laine Lakeside Studios Mr. & Mrs. Jude Lam Mr. Eric M. Lamb Ms. Tammy Lamons Mr. Lawrence Landau Ms. April Lane Ms. Kati Lane Mr. & Mrs. Larry Langerholc Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Langerholc Laurel Church of Christ Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Lay, Jr. Yann & Renee Le Moine Ms. Mary L. Ledbetter Mr. Reid Lederer Ms. Brenda Leek Mr. Jon J. Lekes Mr. Walter LeMasurier Leola Walkup Friendship Class Mr. Bryan Lester Mrs. Amanda Lewis Mr. Darrell D. Lewis Mr. Wayne C. Lin Mr. & Mrs. Gordon M. Lindner Ellen & Scott Liston Little Explorers by Premier Athletics Mr. Charles C. Littlefield Living Faith Church Ms. Violet Loden Dr. & Mrs. Henry H. Long Mr. Jim Longest Mrs. Bobbie Loveday Mr. & Mrs. Jack Lovegrove Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Josh Lovett Mr. Jimmy R. Loyless Dr. Amber Luhn Mrs. Catherine A. Luther Mr. Gaylord Lynn Mr. Mark Machado Dr. John R. Maddox, Jr. Ms. Lori Mahaffy Mr. Tim Mahoney Mr. Jerome Majdecki Mr. & Mrs. Conrad L. Majors, Jr. Dr. Shahid A. Malik & Mrs. Nazmia Malik Carole Zwick Mandel & Brett Mr. James Manikas Manufacturers Acceptance Corp. On March 12, 2012, the West Knox Civitan Club presented a $3,000 donation to the Oliver William Hill Jr., M.D., Pediatric Neurology Laboratory at Children’s Hospital. From left to right: Neurology Department Director Casey Lynam and West Knox Civitan Club President Dr. Kim Boggs. The funds will help to purchase iPads to keep patients occupied during neurological diagnostics tests, such as EEGs. 23 Donate at www.etch.com
  23. 23. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Mapco Express Mr. Elmer H. Marine Mrs. Phyllis L. Marks Mr. & Mrs. Jack Marley, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. A. David Martin Mr. Herbert M. Martin Mr. Murray J. Martin Mrs. Nancy K. Martinek Maryville Church of Christ Allyn & Maureen Maslin Ms. Kristin Massengill Ms. Angela L. Massey Mazda Knoxville Mr. & Mrs. Rudy E. McBee Matthew & Sarah McBride Ms. Nancy McCarty Mr. H. Carl McConnell Mrs. Carol S. McConnell Mr. & Mrs. Raymond McCord Col. James F. McCorkle Ms. Emily R. McCutcheon Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McDonough Ms. Ashley J. McGinnis Mr. Mike McGrath McKesson Mr. Aubrey D. McKinney Mr. John McKittrick McLane-Love’s Country Stores #306 and #306R Gene & Jean McLemore Mrs. Sylvia R. McMahan Mr. Jack R. McMillian, Jr. Ms. Martha McNeilly Mrs. Melanie A. McNutt Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. McPherson Ms. Nancy McSorley James & Kristen McTyre Jeff Mellor & Doris Gove Mr. Matthew W. Mengeling Ms. Ella Mertens Mr. Shawn Michaels Ms. Angela D. Mikles Ms. Kristen P. Mikles Millennium Laboratories, Inc. Mrs. Brenda M. Miller Ms. Deb Miller dancing with the Knoxville stars! Star 102.1 radio and Children’s Hospital hosted the fourth annual Dancing with the Knoxville Stars on February 16 at the Knoxville Expo Center. Eleven local celebrities competed in a ballroom dancing competition based on the reality TV show “Dancing with the Stars” to raise money for Children’s Hospital. Each dollar donated counted as one vote for each dancer, and this year’s net fundraising total was $67,672.03. Celebrity participants this year were: WBIR-TV 10 Sports Anchor Kris Budden; Former UT Football Player Robert Peace; Renita Stinnett, Knoxville Expo Center/Graham Corporation Sales Team; WVLT-TV Anchor Lorena Estrada; Knoxville News Sentinel Writer Jamie Satterfield; Former First Lady of Knoxville Janet Testerman Crossley; Fitness Expert Missy Kane; Star 102.1 DJ Shaffer; Master of Ceremonies at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Jay Teter; Local Singer/ Songwriter Logan Murrell; and WATE-TV Anchor Bo Williams. The award for best dance was presented to Teter and his professional partner, Taryn Escobar; the award for most money raised went to Stinnett, who raised $9,265.65. 24 Ms. Melissa Miller Ms. Page P. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Sam A. Miller Mrs. Betty Millsaps Ms. Dixie Minatra MINI of Knoxville Jeanette & James Minor Hazen & Brettany Mirts Mrs. Roma Misra Mr. Thomas R. Mollica Ms. Sherry E. Montgomery Ms. Amanda K. Moore Ms. Margie Moore Gregg & Teresa Morgan Mrs. Jennifer D. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Eric S. Morrison Morristown Driver’s Service, Inc. Mrs. Pat Morton Mr. Willis J. Moses Mountain Pine Needlers Mr. Earnest Mouser Ms. Laura Muir Ms. Barbara Mullikin Mr. Philip J. Mummert Ms. Jodi Murphy Mr. William W. Murphy Mr. Ted E. Murray Mr. Bennie Myers Mr. Joseph D. Myers Ms. Penelope Myers Mr. Roger D. Myers Ms. Rosemary Myers John & Karen Needy Mrs. Gloria K. Nelson Ms. Lucile J. Nelson Mr. Robert N. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Nestor Mr. & Mrs. Neal A. Neuenschwander Ms. Jennifer R. Neuhaus Mrs. Jenny A. Neveu New Hope Baptist Church Lloyd & Kristy Newcomb Jerry L. Newman Newport Sand & Gravel Mrs. Barbara Newton Mr. & Mrs. Edward Nicholson Donate at www.etch.com
  24. 24. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Mr. Roger Nooe Ms. Francis R. Norris Northshore Group Mrs. Flo P. Norville Ms. Marlene Norwood NRO Charitable Giving Carolyn Oaks-Wallace and Dave Wallace Mr. Jim O’Conner Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. O’Cull Ray & Judy Ogle Ms. Della H. Oliver Dr. G. Stephen Ollard Ms. Betty S. Olson Mr. William T. Oody Mr. & Mrs. John A. O’Quinn Ms. Michelle O’Reilley John C. Osborn, D.D.S. Ms. Ryanne Osborne Mr. Terry Overton Mr. Rex W. Ownby Mr. Bryan D. Pabst Mrs. Lillian L. Pace Ms. Lacey Pack Pairs and Spares Sunday School of Fountain City UMC Ms. Donna Palazzolo Mr. & Mrs. Larry S. Palmer Dr. Mary Palmer Papa John’s of Knoxville Papa Murphy’s Dr. Dante Pappano & Dr. Ellen Pappano Dr. Jeanann P. Pardue Ms. Wanda Patterson Mr. Billy Payne Ms. Courtney Peace Steve & Carolyn Pease Sarah W. Penegar, Ph.D. Penske Truck Leasing Mrs. Susan G. Perkins Ms. Karen D. Pershing Pershing Yoakley & Associates Peterbilt of Knoxville Mr. William J. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Colbert G. Petree Phi Mu Fraternity Mrs. Rosemary Phillips Phillips and Jordan, Inc. James T. Pickering, D.D.S Mr. & Mrs. Stanley H. Pickering, Sr. Pilot Corporation Pilot Travel Centers LLC The Pink Ladies of FOT Mr. & Mrs. G. S. Pittenger Debbie & Douglas Plemons Justin R. Plummer Ms. Mary G. Plummer PM&R Associates Sophie & Leo Pollock Ms. Debra A. Poole Mr. Clifton J. Posey Ms. Jeanne Potter The Pour Guys Bartending Service Premier Surgical Associates Prestige Cleaners, Inc. Harold & Patt Price & Antioch Baptist Church Proffitt & Sons, Inc. Provision Health Partners, LLC Mr. Jack Pryor Mr. Will J. Pugh Mr. James Pulliam The Puppy Zone Ms. Sherry Pyatt Pyro Shows, Inc. Mrs. Jennifer A. Queener Mr. Craig Ramsey Mr. Burt Ratledge Dr. Ryan Redman Ms. Carol Reed Regal Entertainment Group Mr. & Mrs. Costa G. Regas Mr. William F. Regas Regions Bank ReMax Adventure Realty #21182 Rescue Baptist Church Revenue Recovery Corporation Ms. Stacey Reymer Mr. James E. Reynolds Mr. Bobby L. Rice 25 It’s About Children recaps the events and friends that support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. For more information regarding the fund-raising efforts of Children’s Hospital, contact: Children’s Hospital Development Office P.O. Box 15010 Knoxville, TN 37901-5010 (865) 541-8441 • www.etch.com Development Staff: Carlton M. Long Vice President for Development and Community Services (865) 541-8172 • cmlong@etch.com Teresa Goddard Major Gifts/Grants Development Officer (865) 541-8466 • tgoddard@etch.com Debra Poole Major Gifts/Planned Giving Director (865) 541-8467 • dapoole@etch.com Danni Varlan Major Gifts/Annual Giving Officer (865) 541-8567 • dvarlan@etch.com Pat Scott Community Development Officer (865) 541-8244 • pmscott@etch.com Alexis Niceley Community Development Specialist (865) 541-8745 • aniceley@etch.com Ellen Cole Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director (865) 541-8437 • ecole@etch.com Rebecca Greene Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director (865) 541-8608 • rgreene@etch.com Marguerite Hogan Creative Projects Officer (865) 541-8741 • mshogan@etch.com Audrey Madigan Development Operations Specialist (865) 541-8723 • lamadigan@etch.com Susan Cate Gift Records Specialist (865) 541-8162 • scate@etch.com Paula Haun Development Office Secretary (865) 541-8441 • phaun@etch.com Donate at www.etch.com
  25. 25. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Ms. Sina W. Richardson Wayne & Emily Sue Richardson Ms. Kristi S. Riggins Mr. Robert F. Riggsby Mr. Frank N. Riley Mrs. Janice Rittenberry Eric & Robin Robbins Dash & Debra Roberts Tony & Mary Roberts Claude & Elizabeth Robinson Charitable Trust Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Ms. Lois Rodenberger Dr. John S. Rogers & Dr. Nadine Trainer Ms. Amy Romano Ms. Kathryn Rosa Mr. James Rosenbaum Amy & Hal Rosenberg Mr. David P. Ross Kevin & Janet Ross Mr. Jeffrey K. Royce Mrs. Lisa L. Rule Mr. & Mrs. Howard Russell Mr. & Mrs. James H. Russell Ms. Marilyn Russell Ms. Mary R. Russell Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Russell The Rustic Cradle Sacred Heart Cathedral School S. J. Sahakian Salon Visage Market Square, LLC Salon Visage, Inc. Mr. John G. Sample Mrs. Marjorie M. Sams Sam’s Club #6572 Sam’s Club #8256 Ms. Rosa M. Sanders Mr. Marvin T. Sanford, Jr. Ms. Rebecca A. Satterfield Say Cheese Photo Booth Mrs. Betty A. Schmid Ms. Linda M. Schreiner Ms. Patricia C. Schriver Mr. Robert Schrock Ms. Evelyn G. Smith Ms. Linda K. Smith Mrs. Lois Smith Mr. & Mrs. John H. Smith Ms. Melinda L. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Smith Mr. Richard A. Smith Robert T. Smith, D.D.S., M.S. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Smith Dr. Brandon Smithey & Dr. Angela Smithey Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club Smoky Mountain Region CFC Mr. Larry Smothers Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Snodgrass Mr. Donald Snyder Mr. & Mrs. William E. Snyder, Jr. Mrs. Rebeccca G. South South Knox Branch Library Staff Spa 9700 Spa Visage, Inc. Mr. Robert L. Spahr Ms. Vonna Spahr Mr. Ben Sparks Mr. Ludwin Speir Mrs. Glenna J. Spradlin Mr. & Mrs. Gerard J. Sprague Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. St. Clair Dr. & Mrs. William P. Stallworth The Estate of Pauline G. Stamps Mr. Jeff Stamps State of Tennessee Department of Human Services State of Tennessee Dept. of Finance & Administration Mr. Ernest C. Steele Ms. Carolyn M. Stein Mr. Jim Stengel Ms. Janey M. Sterchi Sterchi Elementary School Staff Mrs. Patricia Scott Scripps Networks Ms. Lil Seals Ms. Jennifer M. Seay Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee Mr. & Mrs. James E. Seiber Mr. & Mrs. A. Gary Self Ms. Cindy Serbin Sevier County High School Beta Club Ms. Dinah Sexton Mr. Daniel Shaffer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Shannon Mrs. Helen S. Sharp Ms. Janet L. Sharp Samuel Sharp & Family Ms. Kate Shattuck Ms. Susan Shaver Todd & Natalie Shaver Ms. Georgia Shephard Ms. Ashley Sherlin Mr. Gordon R. Sherman Mr. Keith W. Shillings Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc. Mr. Alex B. Shore Ms. Laney Shorter Mr. Brian Shupe James & Frankie Sievers Theuk Silavong Ms. Michele I. Silva Mrs. Bernard Silverstein Ms. Susan Simcox Ms. Brenda K. Simmons Ms. Jody D. Simmons Mr. Paul T. Simmons Ms. Margurite Sims Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Singer Mrs. Mary F. Sipprell Mr. William Sivyer Mr. & Mrs. Dale H. Skidmore Mr. Lee Skinner Mr. & Mrs. Chip Skvara Mr. Walter J. Slay Stan & Marcia Smartt Mr. Chandos C. Smith, Jr. Mr. D. Ray Smith David & Jackie Smith 26 David & Monique Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. Stevenson, Jr. Mrs. Faith Stewart Dr. & Mrs. C. Marzel Stiefel Mr. Otis R. Stokes Mr. John S. Stone Ms. Heather Story Mr. Mark L. Stowers Stowers Machinery Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Strachan Mr. Michael T. Strickland Strike & Spare Family Bowl Mr. Evan C. Sturm Subway Bobby Summers Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Summers Ms. Agnes Surrett Mr. & Mrs. Clarence G. Sutton John & Kathy Switow Mrs. Maxine H. Szabo Ms. Sylvia Talmage Ms. Emma C. Tate Mr. & Mrs. Joe Teague Team Health Mid-Atlantic Mr. Edd Templeton Tennessee Baptist Church Tennessee Log-A-Load for Kids Tennessee Smokies Baseball, Inc. Tennessee Valley Mustang Club Tennessee Valley Title Insurance Company Mrs. Jo W. Terry Ms. Donna J. Terzak Chris Testerman, M. D. Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Teter Dr. Sanjay Thakur Mr. C. J. Thompson Mr. Cecil E. Thompson Mrs. Elinor G. Thompson Mr. James Thompson Ms. Sallie A. Thompson Donate at www.etch.com
  26. 26. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Ms. Pat Tilley Mrs. Emily Tinsley Mrs. Bobbie Tipton TIS Insurance Services, Inc. Ms. April Tomberlin Tommy Hilfiger, Inc. Joe & Joyce Tompkins The Tool Crib, Inc. Mr. Peter J. Towle Mrs. Marianne Townsend Mrs. Jean Towry Mr. Larry R. Triplett Ms. Lindsey Troop Mr. Michael Trower TRUIST The Trust Company of Knoxville Ms. Kelly Tucker Ms. Martha Tucker Mr. Donald Turner Mr. Eric L. Turner Ms. Jessica Turner Mark D. Turner, M. D. Mr. Charles B. Turpin Mrs. Robin Underwood Union County High School United Way of Blount County United Way of Metropolitan Nashville United Way of Williamson County University of Tennessee Medical Center Mr. Terry H. Usery, Jr. UT Campus Chest Campaign Valvoline Instant Oil Change -- #40100, #40102 and #40104 Ms. Rebecca S. Van Petten Christopher & Amanda VanBuren Mr. John A. Vanlandingham Allan, John & Mary Vann The Honorable & Mrs. Thomas A. Varlan Daniel & Charlene Varner Lefter K. & Ray P. Vassil Ms. Shanna F. Veach Mrs. Lisha B. Venable Center Stage, a black tie gala benefiting the Goody’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital, took place April 14 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event, organized in 1993 by Wendy and Bob Goodfriend, was an evening of pure entertainment with Chicago taking center stage to delight a packed house of over 780 sponsors and guests. The night included a cocktail reception, dinner, a performance by Chicago and a final reception featuring Soul Connection. The décor reflected one of Chicago’s most popular songs, “Colour My World,” with bright colors, whimsical themes and original children’s art setting the tone for a magical evening. Thanks to our generous sponsors and guests, more than $126,000 in net proceeds will benefit the Goody’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 27 Donate at www.etch.com
  27. 27. Donors January 1 - March 31, 2012 Mrs. Louie Vesser Dwight R. Wade, Jr., M. D. The Wakefield Corporation Ms. Doris D. Walden Mr. & Mrs. James R. Walker Ms. Linda B. Walker Mrs. Paula G. Walker Cameo Wallace Ms. Carol A. Wallace Mr. Robert G. Wallis Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Walls Walmart #366 Walmart #578 Walmart #583 Walmart #672 Walmart #676 Walmart #678 Walmart #685 Walmart #687 Walmart #724 Walmart #741 Walmart #1159 Walmart #1318 Walmart #1319 Walmart #1320 Walmart #1466 Walmart #1467 Walmart #1743 Walmart #2065 Walmart #2310 Walmart #2932 Walmart #4223 Walmart #4635 Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Ward Mr. & Mrs. George C. Warlick, Jr. Ms. Ann Warwick WATE-TV 6 Ms. Elaine Watson Mrs. Glenn F. Watts Mr. Kenneth H. Weaver Ms. Amanda Webb Mr. Bruce W. Webb Mr. & Mrs. Rodney L. Wegner Welcome Wagon Club of Knoxville Mr. David H. Wells Ms. Kristin K. Wells Wells Fargo Advisors Ms. Karen Wesner Ms. Christine E. West Mr. Thomas F. West West Hills Elementary School Mr. Harold Whedbee, Sr. Mr. Doyle W. Whitaker Ms. Jeanne R. White Ms. Emily K. Whitehead Ms. Pat Whitman Ms. Jennifer Deering Wice Mr. & Mrs. Burl Widener Mr. Kevin Widener Mr. Chris Wiggins Ms. Kelley Wiggins Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. Wilder Dr. Chris Williams Ms. Danette Williams George & Pat Williams Ms. Jacqueline M. Williams Mr. Micheal R. Williams Ms. Ruth Williams Ms. Sharon Williams Mr. & Mrs. Troy K. Williams & Amy Mr. & Mrs. Williford Mr. Norman Willis Terry & Ray Willis Mr. David Wilson Jammies event is another jammin’ success Families had a jammin’ good time at the 2012 Jammin’ in Your Jammies event February 9-11 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. The event that supports a variety of services at Children’s Hospital raised $18,000! Families had a wonderful time dancing, singing karaoke, swimming, making crafts, playing on inflatables and hanging out in their pajamas. Major sponsors of this year’s event were American Book Co., Blue Ridge Burger King, Chick-fil-A, The Dent Man, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Little Explorers by Premier Athletics, Say Cheese Photo Booth and Star 102.1. Special thanks to the families who attended, the volunteers, cash and in-kind sponsors, and entertainment sponsors for making this year’s event such a success. Please mark your calendar for next year’s Jammin’ in Your Jammies event, which will take place February 8-10, 2013, at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. For more information, contact Alexis Niceley at (865) 541-8745. 28 Mr. Eual Wilson Mr. James F. Wilson Winegardner Properties, LLC Ms. Dorothy D. Winfrey Mrs. Doris M. Winkles Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Wise Ms. Sherry D. Witt Ms. Henrietta Witty WKZX-FM 93.5 Ms. Susan M. Wojnar Ms. Betty Woods Jamie H. Wright Mr. Luther Wright Mrs. Lisa M. Wrobleski Dick & Sue Wyant Mr. & Mrs. William D. Yarborough Ms. Nana Yasuda Mr. Robert E. Yost Mr. Steven R. Young Mrs. Shirley Q. Yount Zalk Interactive Technologies, LLC Drs. Steve & Deborah Zimo Zuma Fun Center continued from page 7 Since NICU 3 opened, the average length of stay for the NAS babies has been reduced by about 5 days.” NICU 3 has remained full since its construction. “It’s been a wonderful thing,” Saunders said. “Our staff has been phenomenal at problem-solving as the new unit got up and running. It has allowed families to have more privacy and time to understand their baby’s special needs.” Not only has Children’s Hospital been recognized regionally, several hospitals and institutions nationwide have expressed interest in collaborating on this project. Children’s Hospital was featured in April on CNN.com, Headline News and on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show. To see the complete story, scan the QR code below. by Cassidy Duckett, student intern
  28. 28. Honors & Memorials January 1 - March 31, 2012 In honor of: Skylar Barner Carole Zwick Mandel & Brett Christian Claiborne Mr. Reed H. Claiborne Lindsay Clarke Mrs. Sylvia R. McMahan Cool Moms’ Clan Ms. Emily R. McCutcheon Vicki Dagnan Ms. Rachel Frazier Janna DeVente, R.N. & her colleagues in the Surgery Dept. Ms. Anne G. Dungan Rev. Sandra S. Foster Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Blossom Mr. & Mrs. James R. Walker Henry & Joseph Ms. Kathy Combs Madalin Paige Hicks Mr. & Mrs. James F. Borden Hutton J. R. & Marilyn Keylon Will Johnson Mr. & Mrs. F. Whitfield Addicks Mrs. Mary S. Atkins Karl W. Kennedy Josh & Alissa Kennedy Dr. John R. Maddox, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley H. Pickering, Sr. Ms. Mary W. Mahoney The Pink Ladies of FOT Loren Grace McAfee Mr. Joe W. McAfee Thomas & Loren Grace McAfee Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Chadwell George & Velma McCollum Mrs. Hesta Bailey Riley Chase Mims Ms. Mary G. Mims Mr. & Mrs. Don Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Ward Jill Murry Ms. Frances Roberts Dr. Joseph N. Peeden, Jr. Ms. Kathy D. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Stanley H. Pickering, Sr. Natalie Pierce Edward & Neva Beck Dr. Ronald L. Rimer Mr. & Mrs. Stanley H. Pickering, Sr. Marsha L. Rolen Harold & Patt Price & Antioch Baptist Church Amanda Rene Sanford Mr. Marvin T. Sanford, Jr. Rachel Anna Smith Mr. Richard A. Smith Lila Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Stimart Benjamin Reid Walden Ms. Doris D. Walden Dr. Norma B. Walker Mr. & Mrs. Stanley H. Pickering, Sr. Dr. Heather Wight Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Daves, Jr. Matthew & Sarah McBride Mr. & Mrs. John A. O’Quinn 29 In memory of: Dr. E. Dale Allen Mrs. Anne I. Bignall Mollie Mae Alverson Breeding Peterbilt of Knoxville Frances Brody Mrs. Bernard Silverstein Fred David Brown Betty Emery & Susan Hubbard Frances Duncan Buhl Broadway Towers Residents Joyce Hicks Burchett Betty Emery & Susan Hubbard Carla Causey Ms. Sherry L. Pyles The Chestnut & Makary Families Deceased Mr. Paul Chestnut John Russell “Rusty” Clouse Mazda Knoxville Alma Cobble Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow Austin & Family Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Burnett Jamey Dee Costner Ray & Judy Ogle Lily Claire Felton Mr. & Mrs. John A. Comer Ms. Ann M. Knox Amy Michelle Gray Ms. Dawna C. Gray Irene Hill Mr. & Mrs. John A. Comer Tate Jeremiah Hodges Jeremy & Katie Hodges Emily Mikaylah Houser East Tennessee Pediatric Cardiology, PC Mr. & Mrs. David L. Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. King Knox County Homebound Ms. Katherine Kober Morristown Driver’s Service, Inc. Dick & Sue Wyant Libby Huff Ms. Barbara U. Huff Shirley I. Jackson Mr. Joe W. Downey Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Harris Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club Mr. & Mrs. Roy E. Stevenson, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. George L. Jones Mr. John D. Jones Judy Ann Killion Ms. Janet B. Hughes John Edwin Lawson Mr. & Mrs. J. Graham Hemmeter Jeannine Eastin Carmichael McKamey Anonymous Frances Mashburn Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. John W. Horton Mr. & Mrs. Neal A. Neuenschwander Ms. Henrietta Witty Jeannine Jarrett Mitchell Welcome Wagon Club of Knoxville Joshua Moore Mr. & Mrs. E. Paul Bean Ms. Phyllis A. Beaven Chuck & Angie Bolus & Rolen, Zach & Seth Blaine Ms. Audrey Brown Mr. & Mrs. John W. Burgan Ms. Barbara D. Collins Ms. Kathleen H. Fabish Fountain City United Methodist Women, Circle Eleven Mr. & Mrs. P. Jack Hamilton Mr. Thomas R. Harrington, III Ms. Delores F. Harrison Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Hillard continued on page 30 Donate at www.etch.com
  29. 29. Honors & Memorials January 1 - March 31, 2012 continued from page 29 Joshua Moore His Laboring Few Ministry Ms. Catherine B. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Sam Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Junis The Jim Kellner Family Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Sports Medicine Outreach Program Mr. & Mrs. Larry Langerholc Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Langerholc Living Faith Church Josh Lovett Mr. & Mrs. Conrad L. Majors, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Rudy E. McBee Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McDonough Gene & Jean McLemore John & Karen Needy Carolyn Oaks-Wallace and Dave Wallace Pairs and Spares Sunday School-Fountain City UMC Ms. Sina W. Richardson Ms. Kathryn Rosa Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee Sterchi Elementary School Staff Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Summers Ms. Carol A. Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Wise Ernestine B. Nennstiel Mr. George N. Nennstiel, Jr. Betty Petree Mr. James Manikas David Elijah Ray Mr. Charles C. Guy Jerry Harold Rolen Anglers Woods Homeowners Association Margarete & Freddie Cox ETCH Business OfficeBilling Dept. ETCH Self-Pay Department Mr. & Mrs. Herman L. Goddard Harold & Patt Price & Antioch Baptist Church Mr. & Mrs. Troy K. Williams & Amy Howard E. Saucier Mr. Kurklin Saucier William F. Searle, III Albiston and Smith, PLLC Arnett Draper & Hagood Miss Penny d’Armand Mr. Robert W. Godwin, Atty. Ms. Frances Gorman Knox County Register of Deeds Dr. John R. Maddox, Jr. Manufacturers Acceptance Corp. Dr. & Mrs. C. Marzel Stiefel Tennessee Valley Title Insurance Company Malique Sexton Ms. Nana Yasuda Cathrine Sinclair Mr. Robert J. Sinclair Emma Grace Smith Ms. Anita C. Griffith James Aaron Smith, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Callison Mr. & Mrs. Donald F. Francis Newport Sand & Gravel 30 Jessie Oliver Stapp Mr. & Mrs. Larry K. Graham Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Mynatt Elizabeth Prater Sterchi Mrs. Nancy Brown Judy & Roy Edwards Jaymee Marquis Steward Provision Health Partners, LLC Sarah Stone Mr. John S. Stone Jacob E. Tatum Ms. Sandy Woodland Christine Taylor Mrs. Jean Towry Mary Frank Thurman Dr. & Mrs. Glenn C. Graber Dr. Lucian Williams Trent Dr. & Mrs. Henry H. Long Charles Edward Ward James & Frankie Sievers Bobby Summers Jamie Brooke Wilkinson James & Caryl Bates Fred A. Williams George & Pat Williams James E. “Buddy” Williams Dr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Blossom Regal Entertainment Group Cris Alan Worley Mr. Dwight Butcher Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. O’Cull South Knox Branch Library Staff Robert B. Wyrick, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Adam Arnett Draper & Hagood Bull Head Products, Inc. Col. James F. McCorkle Mark D. Turner, M. D. Dr. Vernon Hutton Young Mr. & Mrs. J. Graham Hemmeter Dr. & Mrs. Henry H. Long Dr. Charles Rankin Zirkle Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Acker, Jr. Lin & Chris Christenberry Dr. & Mrs. Michael D. Crowell Ms. Josephine S. Davis Janie & Bill Dempster Dr. & Mrs. A. Michael Glover Dr. Joseph W. Harb Alex & Mary Belle Harkness Mr. & Mrs. James A. Haslam, III Dr. & Mrs. Henry H. Long Dr. John R. Maddox, Jr. Jeff Mellor & Doris Gove Mrs. Gloria K. Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Nicholson Dr. G. Stephen Ollard John C. Osborn, D.D.S. Mr. & Mrs. G. S. Pittenger Ms. Mary G. Plummer Premier Surgical Associates Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. Sherbakoff Dr. & Mrs. William P. Stallworth Mrs. Elinor G. Thompson Allan, John & Mary Vann Dwight R. Wade, Jr., M. D. Mrs. Glenn F. Watts
  30. 30. Children’s Hospital is blessed with caring, loyal donors – some who have been giving each year for 20, 25, even 30 years! Below is a list of long-time supporters. In our 75th year, we want to say a special “thank you” to each of these long-term donors: AT&T BarberMcMurry Architects David A. Birdwell Edsel L. Burris Mary Jo Campbell Central Baptist Church of Fountain City Ralph Lee Chambers Chattanooga Area CFC Children’s Anesthesiologists, PC Children’s Hospital Volunteers Clayton Homes, Inc. Catherine W. Dake DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Dow Chemical Company Engert Plumbing & Heating, Inc. First Tennessee Bank, N.A. Goody’s Family Clothing, Inc. Steven D. Harb Paul Houston Innovative Pathology Services Johnson & Galyon, Inc. Knoxville Coca-Cola Bottling Company Knoxville Pediatric Associates, P.C. Robert F. Koppel Emmon Wayne Love Marsh USA, Inc. Mayfield Dairy Farms, Inc. John R. Mount Owens & Minor, Inc. Pershing Yoakley & Associates Pilot Corporation Power Equipment Company Employees Charity Trust Stephen C. Prinz Smoky Mountain Region CFC The Estate of Pauline G. Stamps The William B. Stokely, Jr. Foundation Tennessee Truck & Equipment Co. ToeZay Decorating & Display Company, Inc. Vista Radiology, P.C. Vreeland Engineers, Inc. Ace Hardware Corp. Julia B. Armistead Robert L. Barnes BASF Corporation Robert J. Bassett Frank Birdwell Kenneth E. Blake Joseph F. Childs Jerry Collins Michael C. Crabtree Davis Newman Payne, Inc. Delmar Haynes Pontiac, Inc. Ted L. Flickinger Dawna C. Gray Kiwanis Club - Alcoa Kiwanis Club - Westown K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. John W. Mack Curtis Marcum Markman’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry Martin & Company Rudolph McKinley Mountain Life Insurance Company O’Connor Communications Ray C. Pais Mary Palmer Jeffrey S. Queen Ronald M. Roberts David S. Rule Sam’s Club #8256 Cleo Sideris St. George Greek Orthodox Church Jack M. Tallent Ellen Jean Taylor Tennessee Valley Title Insurance Co. Agnes Trotter Michael Trower Walmart #578 Walmart #672 Walmart #678 Walmart #685 Walmart #1194 Walmart #1318 Walmart #1320 Walmart #1467 Walmart #2065 31 Donate at www.etch.com
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