The Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, also known as Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital, is a childrens hospital affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The hospital was ranked among the best childrens hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 1970, Vanderbilt Medical School faculty member and future chair of Pediatrics David T. Karzon, M.D. had a vision to create an entire hospital that would serve the healthcare needs of children and pioneer significant change in the area of pediatrics. Karzon pushed the idea of a "hospital within a hospital" for children and established various centers within the main hospital that specialized in children’s services. In 1971, this “hospital within a hospital" was manifest as the new Childrens Regional Medical Center within Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In the fall of 1971, Frances Keltner Hardcastle led a group of dedicated women and community leaders of the Junior League of Nashville, who had created and sustained the Junior League Home for Crippled Children, to form the Friends of the Children’s Hospital (established in 1972) to support the Childrens Regional Medical Center and to raise funding and public awareness for a fully distinct Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.