Earlier this year, the company announced a $10 million gift to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, located in Knoxville. That gift has helped create a new state-of-the-art medical facility housing a surgery center, pediatric simulation center and neonatal intensive care unit with 44 private rooms.
“East Tennessee Children’s Hospital holds a special place in the hearts and lives of our Knoxville employees,” said Jim Clayton, executive vice president of corporate giving for Scripps Networks Interactive. “Because they have a child who’s been treated there, or because they know that they never want to make one of those dreaded middle-of-the-night trips there. Either way, parents are comforted by the fact that cutting-edge childcare is right in their backyard.”
Clayton, who serves on the hospital’s board of directors, helped cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the tower. He said, “Knowing that we are making a positive difference in the lives of not just strangers, but coworkers and friends, makes us feel proud.”
With every detail thoughtfully considered and geared toward child development and family comfort, the new Scripps Networks Tower will welcome its first patients in stages beginning this month. Scripps Networks supports this wonderful resource to help ensure that area families have access to its quality care for years to come. It’s just what being a good neighbor is all about.