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Patient Spotlight

It was a normal workday at Kroger. Then Charles Fisher almost died.

By Matt Batcheldor

After his collapse, a team formed to save his life: coworkers and bystanders who knew CPR; first responders who used a defibrillator; and doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt

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Credo Award Winner

Jonathan Dow’s simple gestures, compassion go a long way to help families

By Nancy Humphrey

"His calmness and kindness helps create a culture of encouragement with everyone he comes in contact with."

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Employee Spotlight

Olympic achievement: Children’s Hospital employee KeKe Hinds brings home the gold

By Jessica Pasley

"I am very competitive when it comes to sports. It’s such fun and I get to meet so many great people.”

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Rob Hood, recognized as top leader, gives all the credit to his team

By Kathy Whitney

"So much of what our team has succeeded in is owed to Dr. Hood’s immeasurable support and wisdom."

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Contest

Pets of VUMC: A look back at the best of 2018

By Wayne Wood

A handy, one-stop collection of the winners of the "VUMC Voice" 2018 Pets of VUMC contest.

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Employee Spotlight

United Voices of Vanderbilt choir spreads cheer with Children’s Hospital performance

By Jill Clendening

One year after its formation, the Medical Center choir has added new leaders and new harmonies

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Patient Spotlight

Twenty-three families with babies in NICU treated to holiday outing to Opryland Hotel

By Jessica Pasley

A time for holiday cheer and a break from the hospital

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2018: Special holiday collection

By Wayne Wood

It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with — a guinea pig?

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Health, yes

Mascots get flu shots in VUMC “anti-viral” video

By Kelsey Herbers

Even canines, chickens and sabre-tooth tigers need protection

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Employee Spotlight

Hardship Fund helps employees with unexpected expenses

By Tom Wilemon

Hardships may include an illness or accident, burial expenses after the death of a family member or relocation costs after being displaced from affordable housing.

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