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Employee Spotlight

“There’s something amazing about holding up an American flag,” says kettlebell gold medal winner Katherine Hartmann

By Wayne Wood

The physician and scientist says she was motivated by the words of a friend: “Almost everything is your fault, and what isn’t your fault is your responsibility.”

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Patient Spotlight

As a child, Andrea Pitts was severely burned. As an adult, she provides “Boxes of Love” to burn patients.

By Tavia Smith

A few gifts and an encouraging note from somebody who's been there

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Credo Award Winner

Deborah Bohlen celebrated for compassion and support of her team at the office and beyond

By Nancy Humphrey

"Deb supports people in their professional roles as well as their personal roles.”

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Backpack Safety & Injury Prevention Health, yes

Help students avoid backpack pain with these tips from Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

Backpacks are a necessity for school, and they don't need to cause pain for the students who carry them

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Elevate Team Award

When it comes to patients’ medical mysteries, the VUMC Undiagnosed Diseases Network team is on the case

By Nancy Humphrey

Members of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) team: Front row, L-R: Amy K. Robertson, MSN, FNP-BC; Lynette…

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2019 — Collection #4: Smiling dogs, cat rebuttals, horse laughs

By Wayne Wood

If you're happy and you know it than your tongue will surely show it

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Del Ray Zimmerman recognized as top leader for his commitment to LGBTQ community

By Kelsey Herbers

“His selfless service to the community knows no bounds, and his ability to make projects come to fruition is unmatched.”

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Employee Spotlight

Stephanie Hays’ own body destroyed her kidneys. Luckily, her daughter had a spare.

By Matt Batcheldor

The operation was a success; Roni’s kidney began functioning in her mom right away. “Now she’s stuck with me forever,” Roni joked.

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Credo Award Winner

The Fixer: Dalton Hogue’s behind-the-scenes work keeps VUMC running smoothly

By Diana Duren

“I didn’t think many people noticed what we do, so it was nice to know someone noticed."

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Patient Spotlight

Tricia Burgess thought she had seasonal allergies. She actually needed a heart transplant.

By Matt Batcheldor

“I didn’t even know I was sick. I’m thankful that Vanderbilt saved my life.”

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