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First person

I passed out cold in this Vanderbilt doctor’s office in the 1980s. I’ve never forgotten her reaction.

By Wayne Wood

A brief encounter with a good doctor echoes through the years

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Employee Spotlight

Raye Nell Dyer leaves example of love and ministry at Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

As a chaplain, she brought blessings and comfort to patients, family and employees

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Elevate Team Award

Children’s Hospital PACU Prescription Workflow Team improves patient experience, wins Elevate Team Award

By Christina Echegaray

A combination of "incredible service and safer medication delivery"

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Credo Award Winner

Compassion, advocacy for patients with visual impairment put Eye Institute employee Janet Lemonis in the spotlight

By Tavia Smith

Photo by Susan Urmy Janet Lemonis goes above and beyond to accommodate and advocate for…

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Patient Spotlight

A year ago Sophie almost drowned in a pond. She came back to Children’s Hospital to thank those who saved her life.

By Tavia Smith

When Sophie’s mother asked her what she wanted to say to everybody, she happily chirped, “Thank you for saving my life.”

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2018 — Collection #4: Dogs! Cats! Beds! Sofas! vol. 2

By Wayne Wood

A comfortable pet is a loved pet. Lots of love here.

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Health, yes

Vanderbilt doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

By Tavia Smith

“The burns and injuries that result from improper use of fireworks are often devastating and life-altering.”

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Employee Spotlight

Four years ago a Vanderbilt doctor agreed to help run the spelling bee at his daughter’s school. This year she went to the National Spelling Bee.

By Jessica Pasley

The trip was a dream come true for Rosy Kannankeril, a rising ninth grader at Franklin Classical School.

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VUMC in the Community

Volunteer Christi Williams and Layla the “Rehab Lab” featured in national dog food commercial

By Kristin Smart

“She loves it; she goes in tail wagging."

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Patient Spotlight

Joshua went looking for a new kidney to save his life. He found a “sister,” too.

By Tavia Smith

“A brighter future is around the corner and I’m so grateful for Renee. I truly love her like my sister and I’ve always wanted a sister.”

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