Big Machine Label Group’s CEO/Founder Scott Borchetta, along with wife and BMLG Sr. VP/Creative Sandi Spika Borchetta have teamed with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to dedicate the Big Machine Neighborhood, a music-inspired Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located on the hospital’s 11th floor. The new space will officially open in March.
The official ribbon cutting for the new area took place Monday morning (Feb. 24). Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus, Thomas Rhett and Carly Pearce were among those in attendance.
The new 40,000-square-foot space will include a 23-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as 15 acute care beds, increasing the hospital’s total number of beds from 305 to 343.
The Borchettas first began conversations with hospital executives regarding how to help the hospital in 2014, and made their commitment in 2016. The hospital recently completed an approximately three-year, $150 million construction project to build an additional four floors atop the hospital—that section of the expansion was made possible by the Borchettas and Big Machine Label Group.
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
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