New pediatric unit opened in the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. — Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and West Tennessee Healthcare marked the opening of a new pediatric unit at Jackson- Madison County General Hospital.

Community members, staff and families celebrated the center’s opening with a ribbon cutting on Friday.

The 21-bed unit hopes to serve patients with better expert care and growing specialty programs.

“And West Tennessee Healthcare has a wonderful, long history, decades of providing great care to kids right here in Jackson. And I’m just thrilled, I’m honored now that Le Bonheur will have the opportunity to continue that tradition and really just open the next chapter,” said¬†Michael Wiggins,¬†President & CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

The nationally recognized facility is a central training ground for more than 350 pediatricians and specialists with programs and clinics across the region.

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