The Borchettas made their commitment to the hospital in 2016, but conversations first started about how the label could help in 2014. “We wanted to do something for Nashville specifically, because this city has given so much to us. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to be part of the community and give back,” said Borchetta.
Having recently completed a nearly three-year, $150 million construction project to create an additional four floors on top of the hospital, this portion of the expansion was made possible with the generous resources of the Borchettas and BMLG. As ongoing supporters of Children’s Hospital through various facets, including artist involvement and fundraising events in the community, today marks another step in aiding the hospital to better serve the smallest and most vulnerable patients.
“The Big Machine Label Group staff and all of our amazing artists are super excited to be a part of this,” said Spika Borchetta. “But the real work comes from the nurses, the doctors and the brave parents. Their work will start really soon, so we salute them and we welcome them to the Big Machine Neighborhood. Music has value, music connects, and music definitely heals.”
An official ribbon cutting of the space this morning (2/24) also saw support from Children’s Hospital leaders, nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner Sheryl Crow; superstars Rascal Flatts (Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus) and Thomas Rhett; chart-topping singer/songwriter Carly Pearce; industry friends; patients and their families. Today’s celebration gave a behind-the-scenes look at the new state of the art space, which will officially open in March.
“As part of our NICU, the Big Machine Neighborhood will help us better serve our smallest and most vulnerable patients. We are so thankful to Scott and Sandi Borchetta and Big Machine Label Group for helping us care for even more of these tiny patients,” said Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, president of Children’s Hospital. “Our expansion, including this latest floor opening, is truly made possible by the amazing support and generosity of our community and partners. I am also grateful to and proud of our amazing physicians, nurses and staff who have worked tirelessly over these last several months to prepare for the upcoming floor opening.”
Children’s Hospital’s new 40,000-square-foot floor will be occupied by a 23-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as 15 acute care beds, increasing the total number of beds within the hospital from 305 to 343.
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. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2019, Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 13th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. To make a difference at the Children’s Hospital, you can show your support here: https://give.vanderbilthealth.org/give/197787/#!/donation/checkout