Baptist Hospital gets $5M donation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A $5 million donation will fund expansion of wound-care services at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

The Tennessean reports that the gift from the Deborah and C.A. Craig II Family Foundation is the largest given to the Baptist Hospital Foundation, which raises money to support hospital services, employees and patients.

It will also fund construction of a 20,000-square-foot building that will house a center for diabetic patients.

Dr. A. Brian Wilcox is medical director of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Baptist Hospital.

He says more than 5 million people suffer from chronic or non-healing wounds, such as pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, circulatory ulcers and other conditions.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 135997313