NASHVILLE, Nov. 14, 2018 – emids, a global leader in digital solutions for healthcare technology, has presented Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with a gift that will help support the important work of the hospital in caring for patients and their families.

Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer with teams of experts in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties. The hospital is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties. Specifically, the hospital’s Patient- and Family-Centered Care Program provides an innovative approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of healthcare and is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, their families and their healthcare providers.

“We are so thankful to emids for its support of the important work of the Patient- and Family-Centered Care program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,” says the hospital’s CEO, Luke Gregory. “This contribution will help us continue to create a friendly environment that allows patients and families to feel more comfortable during what can be a difficult time.”

“As a fellow Nashville local, we are proud to support the vision of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through the Patient- and-Family-Centered Care Program,” says Michael Hollis, president of strategic business at emids. “Philanthropy is embedded in emids’ company culture, with a focus on education and healthcare initiatives. We are excited to partner with our fellow donors to help this program reach its overall goal, which is to work cooperatively with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to meet the needs of pediatric patients and their families.”

Kix Brooks, one-half of the country singing duo Brooks & Dunn, surprised attendees at the 5th annual emids Healthcare Summit on Nov. 14 by kicking off the event. The award-winning artist, radio host and entrepreneur is also well-known for his volunteer work. He describes being a member of the Children’s Hospital Advisory Board as one of his greatest joys. The Nashville music industry veteran has had a deep, longstanding commitment to the children and families for over 20 years at the Children’s Hospital.

“I’m not the best at just asking people for money, because I know the people that I’m asking — the people that can really give, that can really make a difference — are the same people that get asked for everything that needs help in Nashville,” says Brooks. “And they’re all worthy causes. So, what makes Children’s Hospital more important? All I know is what I’ve seen, and what’s in my heart.”

“There’s no single route to charitable giving,” says Brooks, “but a visit to Children’s Hospital can be a potent motivator for many, including artists and music industry executives.”

Because of this generous donation from Nashville-based emids and other Healthcare Summit sponsors – including Availity, myNEXUS, Lyft, CapStar Bank, Change Healthcare, DLA Piper, Jackson Lewis, OneOncology, Orthus Health and Privia Health – Children’s Hospital was able to purchase numerous iPads, four charging stations, a MacBook Pro and a 3D printer to enhance the Child Life, Hospital School and Music Therapy programs in the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Department. This technology will help promote a more positive patient experience by providing learning and play for children and their families while in the hospital, which can often be a stressful situation.

The emids Healthcare Summit is a unique gathering of the most important minds, thought leaders, experts and digital groundbreakers in the healthcare industry. This invitation-only conference has pulled together the most innovative leaders to discuss the alignment needed among providers, payers and patients to provide more value and better patient outcomes. Additional information on this annual event can be found here.

About emids®
emids is a global provider of healthcare technology expertise and consulting services and solutions that serves payers, providers and tech enablers. Headquartered in Nashville, emids helps bridge the critical gaps in accessible, affordable, high-quality healthcare by providing advisory consulting services, custom application development, and data solutions. Services include EHR application deployment and management, analytics, data integration and governance, digital solutions, software development and testing, and business intelligence. Visit emids.com.

About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer. The Department of Pediatrics within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is currently ranked fourth in the nation in the total receipt of research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Children’s Hospital’s physicians are nationally recognized innovators in their fields who are discovering new ways to cure and prevent a host of childhood diseases. Their work is preventing and finding new treatments for diseases such as premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, trauma and many other conditions. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2018, Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 12th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.

For more about Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, go to https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org