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Pediatric Medicine Acute Care (PMAC), 7th Floor Children's Hospital

Loats, BethHello and welcome to our unit!

I’m Beth Loats, MSN, RN, manager of the Pediatric Medicine and Acute Care unit, also known as PMAC.  We are located on the 7th floor of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The environment on our unit is energetic with a concentration on strong team work. Every  day provides new learning opportunities.

We care for pediatric patients ranging in age from newborns to 18 years who are being treated for a variety of medical diagnoses.  Our patients are unique because we specialize in Epilepsy Monitoring, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and Peritoneal Dialysis.

One of the perks of working on our unit is the diverse diagnoses and specialized medical needs of our patients.  Also, being a 42-bed unit, we are the largest acute care unit at Children’s Hospital.

Our nurses are successful because they have a willingness to learn, work collaboratively with the interprofessional team, and can adjust quickly to new challenges.

We orient new nurses to our unit by providing a six-week unit specific orientation with dedicated preceptors.  

Our unit is in the Pediatric Acute Care track of the Nurse Residency Program.

We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is to develop strong assessment skills and a solid foundation in nursing, the Pediatric Medicine and Acute Care unit can help with this with a vast array of patient populations and diagnoses. 

If you have any questions about our unit, please email me at beth.a.loats@VUMC.org or visit Nursing Careers at Vanderbilt to explore open nursing positions.


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“I love working on PMAC because of the amazing team work.  No matter what’s going on you are never alone, and that’s a great feeling.  We have the best co-workers!”
Genna G., BSN, RN, CPN
“I love being part of the PMAC family because of my wonderful coworkers!  Everyone is so helpful and works together as a team to take care of our pediatric patients.” 
Clair A., BSN, RN
“The variety of patients, diagnosis and specialists we work with daily is wonderful. I have loved developing a strong, diverse foundation for my nursing career.” 
Marisa E., RN