Don’t miss your first look at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical. After years of planning, months of construction, multiple design and architecture announcements, a groundbreaking ceremony and a topping out party, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center is ready to open its doors to the families of this and surrounding communities — but not without first throwing a big party to celebrate!

Celebration Details for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical

The sneak peek celebration, which will give the community the very first look inside the doors of the new children’s hospital and a chance to see the amazing architecture as well as the local art program, will be held June 24th, 2015  from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the entrance to the children’s hospital on the Williamson Medical Center campus. Although the children’s hospital front doors will be ceremoniously opened and attendees of the celebration will be able to tour the facility, the children’s hospital won’t officially open to the public until July 1st, 2015.

“It was important to open this building to the public and allow folks to come in, walk around, peek in rooms and get a behind-the-scenes look,” said WMC COO Julie Miller. “This is something we will not be able to offer once we officially open, so we hope everyone will come out for this sneak peek and enjoy the festivities as well.”

Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who have signed on to be honorary chairs of the children’s hospital’s Close to Home giving campaign have both been impressed with the care provided at WMC both to their immediate family and friends, but the addition of the children’s care to the mix was what made them want to get involved.

“You have to be careful as a celebrity what you associate with, because you can’t do everything that everybody asks, but this was a no-brainer for me and for Kim,” he said. “Of all the requests we get, this feels like something that really will impact not only us, but our children’s friends, our close friends who have children in this county… you have got to take care of the place where you live. That’s what we are trying to do is help this get off the ground as best we can.”
Williams-Paisley added that she is excited to have a children’s hospital in Williamson County because it will offer peace of mind for the growing number of families living in this area.

“A county like this should have a dedicated children’s hospital,” she said. “And I think it’s time to put effort, energy and money into a project like this. Brad and I are parents; we know this is a valuable resource for every family who lives here. When we heard about this project, we immediately knew it was something we wanted to support.”

The day’s festivities will include food trucks, a touch-a-truck area, kids’ DJ, face painting, photo booth, hot air balloon launch (weather permitting), an official ribbon cutting by the children of our community and tours of the facility.

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