Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt serves as a regional referral center for the specialized care of pediatric patients. It is the only hospital in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky dedicated solely to the care of acutely and chronically ill children.
Serving a referral population of more than 2 million people, Children’s Hospital is certified by the state of Tennessee as a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPC). As such, it is capable of providing comprehensive specialized pediatric medical and surgical care to all acutely ill and injured children. This is the highest level of certification for pediatric care in Tennessee.
As a CRPC, Children's Hospital works with referral hospitals in Middle Tennessee to improve pediatric emergency care through:
- Establishing pediatric transfer and educational agreements with referral hospitals
- Providing pediatric educational opportunities for healthcare providers
- Monitoring pediatric patient outcomes and implementing quality improvement programs to improve pediatric care
The CRPC Outreach team conducts trainings at hospital emergency departments and EMS stations all over middle Tennessee and beyond. We offer education to healthcare professionals at their facilities, in order to improve the care of the children in their communities.
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