Rascal Flatts Surgery Center to Open at Nashville Hospital

A new pediatric surgery center at a Nashville children’s hospital will be named for Rascal Flatts. The group has donated more than $3 million over the last five years to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. The group performed for the young patients and handed out Halloween candy following a press conference at the hospital on Friday morning (Oct. 29). During the press conference, hospital officials unveiled a sign that will be placed at the entrance of the surgery center. “There are no words to adequately describe what it feels like to see that sign unveiled today,” band member Jay DeMarcus told CMT Radio. He added, “If you leave anything behind, that sure is a wonderful thing … a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” The Rascal Flatts Surgery Center will be built on the third floor of the hospital. It will include new specialized radiology suites and a bi-planar imaging system, according to the hospital’s weekly newspaper. The hospital conducts more than 12,700 pediatric surgeries a year.