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.Vanderbilt Children's Hospital


The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a place to hope and place to heal for patients and their families. We care for the sickest patients in the region and beyond; in the last year patients came to us from 47 states. In 2008, Children’s Hospital was recognized as one of the premier children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.

Children’s Hospital is the most comprehensive children’s hospital in the state, offering Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, as well as services for cancer treatments, organ and bone marrow transplants and developmental disorders. We provide the highest level of neonatal intensive care in the state, repair broken legs and everything in between, while providing family-centered care every step of the way.

We treat all children regardless of ability to pay. Children’s Hospital has the only Pediatric Emergency Department in Middle Tennessee with more than 47,978 visits in fiscal year 2008. More than 161,000 patients were seen in outpatient clinics the same year.

Constructed in 2004, the freestanding children’s hospital is filled with the latest state-of-the art equipment and information systems to provide the best treatments for patients and offers a variety of family accommodations to help fulfill its mission of family-centered care. Children’s Hospital is a non-profit teaching and research hospital, and relies on the support of individuals and others to help children get well and on their way.


The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is dedicated to meeting the unique healthcare needs of children, from newborns to young adults, by providing primary and sub-specialty services and serving as a regional referral center. We provide and support a wide range of services and programs that focus on family-centered care. We believe that a patient's recovery is accelerated when the whole family is involved.

To help you find the appropriate clinic or specialty program for your child, we have organized our services into several different sections. If you are not sure where to look, just check out the A to Z listing.

  • A to Z Listing
  • Clinical Services
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • International Services
  • Pediatric Specialties
  • Regional Services
  • Support Services
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Contact
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

    2200 Children's Way
    Nashville, TN 37232

    Main Number/Patient Information

    Pediatric Emergency Department

    Patient Referral
    800.288.5000 (toll free)

    Physician Admissions/Transfers
    866.936.7811 (toll free)