10 Years of Service!

10 Amazing Things Made Possible by Jim & Janet Ayers

Reason 1

Opening of Ayers Pediatric Specialist Outpatient Clinic in 2006

Pediatric specialties from Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offered in Jackson, TN.

Reason 2

Approximately 45,000 kidsserved since 2006

Includes services of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Follow-Up Program, Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Specialist Outpatient Clinic, and Therapy & Learning Center.

Reason 3

Only Neonatal ICU in the area—caring for our smallest patients— Smallest surviving 12.5 ounces

Reason 4

Enthusiastically engaged in clinical research trials to improve the care practices of premature infants.

Current areas of study include improving respiratory outcomes in prematurity, the use of probiotics to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis, and C-Reactive Protein point of care testing to guide antibiotic use.

Reason 5

Implemented Pet Therapy program on the Pediatric Unit in 2007

Reason 6

Acquisition of the West TN Cerebral Palsy Center & subsequent merger with the Kiwanis Center for Child Development to form the Therapy & Learning Center in 2008

Expansion of the Therapy & Learning Center Pediatric Clinic at 10 Garland Drive Early Intervention Program (birth to three years) has expanded from 140 to 260 children since 2005 – an 85% increase in growth.

Reason 7

Over 9,000 take-home Sleep Sacks distributed with every delivery alongside education on safe sleep tips and the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Reason 8

In 2015, the inaugural Teddy Bear Clinic was held at Babyfest and Kids Expo

Over 300 children attended this interactive, educational, and funfilled “medical clinic” bringing their favorite stuffed bear to be the patient for the day.

Reason 9

Partners with WTH Sportsplex

Donated an AED to sportsplex and certified staff members on proper use in the event of a cardiac emergency. Ayers Children’s Medical Center tournament weekend provides area coaches, children, and their families with educational information regarding health and sports safety, reaching over 3000 people in a three year period.

Reason 10

Educational conferences for the healthcare community in West Tennessee

Pediatric Conference and Grief Conference

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