Unveiling of Rascal Flatts Surgery Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

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• November 1, 2010

A sign that bears the group’s name was unveiled, which marks the entrance to the “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center” on the third floor of Children’s Hospital. (L-R): Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox, Dr. John W. Brock III, surgeon in chief of Children’s Hospital, and CEO Luke Gregory. Photo: Joel Dennis

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt honored Rascal Flatts in the naming of its Pediatric Surgery Center. The band has donated more than $3 million to Children’s Hospital.

The Rascal Flatts Surgery Center features a new specialized radiology suite, offering patients expanded services, and will house all of Children’s Hospital’s existing and new surgical programs. More than 12,700 general and specialized pediatric surgeries are performed each year at the hospital.

Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney were honored during a ceremony at Children’s Hospital, commemorating the band’s sixth consecutive year in visiting the hospital. The superstar group also visited children room-to-room to deliver Halloween treats and hosted a Halloween party for patients and their families, including an intimate live performance. Additionally, a sign that bears the group’s name was unveiled, marking the entrance to the Rascal Flatts Surgery Center on the third floor of Children’s Hospital.

Front Row: Gracie Davis (patient); Jonathan Gitlin, M.D., James C. Overall Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics; Jacy Hinds (patient). Back Row: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta; Manager Doug Nichols; Gary LeVox; Jay DeMarcus; Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University’s Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine; Joe Don Rooney; John W. Brock III, M.D., surgeon in chief of the Children’s Hospital; and Trey Turner.

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