It's About Children - Spring 2010 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital


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It's About Children - Spring 2010 Issue by East Tennessee Children's Hospital

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  6. 6. Subspecialist Profile 8
  7. 7. James Kerrigan, M.D. 9
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  10. 10. Highly specialized gastroenterological procedure offered 12
  11. 11. Children’s Hospital implements identity theft prevention program 13
  12. 12. Healthy Living + Children = Prevention of adult health problems 14
  13. 13. Joint Commission survey completed successfully 15
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  15. 15. Calendar of Events 17
  16. 16. Q&A 10for‘10 18
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  18. 18. The 28th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon began 2010 successfully for Children’s Hospital, raising over $1.2 million through individual pledges and corporate donations.The telethon is a Knoxville tradition; people have donated their time and money for nearly three decades so Children’s Hospital can fulfill its mission: “Leading the Way to Healthy Children.” The telethon took place Sunday, January 31, from 3-11:30 p.m., live on WBIR-TV Channel 10.The almost nine hours of the live broadcast featured WBIR-TV personalities urging viewers to make pledges as well as featuring live coverage of activities in the hospital, check presentations from donors and inspiring stories of children who have been or are currently patients at Children’s Hospital. Funds raised during the telethon will be used to purchase new and sophisticated medical equipment for various hospital departments to ensure that all patients will continue to receive the best medical care available at Children’s Hospital. Since it began, the telethon has raised about $32 million for our pediatric medical center. As a charter member of the Children’s Miracle Network, Children’s Hospital was one of only 22 hospitals in the nation to participate in the first telethon in 1983, which raised more than $95,000. Since the telethon’s origin, community support for the event has grown substantially each year. Children’s Hospital would like to thank everyone who was involved with this year’s telethon, including corporate sponsors Carmike Cinemas, Children’s Hospital Volunteers, Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future, Kiwanis, Food Lion, Golden Corral, IHOP, Journal Broadcast Group for the Star 102.1 Radiothon, Kroger, Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, “Baseball For Babies”Tournament, Phi Mu fraternity, RE-MAX Realty, the University of Tennessee’s Dance Marathon event, USA Gymnastics, Walmart, Rite Aid, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Delta Delta Delta Sorority (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Credit Unions for Kids. Also, special thanks to WBIR-TV Channel 10 and its entire staff for its 28 years of support and its dedication to improving the lives of children. by Hayley Martin, student intern Knoxville,Tennessee37901-5010 Wealwaystrytostaycurrentwithfriendsofthehospital. Ifforanyreasonyoushouldreceiveaduplicateissueor needtoupdateyouraddress,pleasenotifythehospitalat (865) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S.POSTAGE PAID PERMIT433 KNOXVILLE,TN 28th annual Telethon 2010 Wrap-up