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Employee Spotlight

“Kudos Wall” in Children’s Hospital offers messages of hope and encouragement

By Christina Echegaray

“We are so much more than co-workers, WE are FAMILY.”

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Employee Spotlight

Scenes from VUMC show changes and dedication in COVID-19 planning and reaction

By Wayne Wood

The Medical Center mobilized to prepare to care for COVID-19 patients while continuing to care for each others as colleagues.

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VUMC in the Community

Musicians can’t play for the children in person right now, so Seacrest Studio goes virtual

By Christina Echegaray

Singer-songwriter Payton Smith performs for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from…

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First person

We were 200 miles from London when the travel ban was announced. Getting home was an adventure.

By Wayne Wood

At 1:30 a.m. my phone pinged. “Just wondering about your reaction to Trump announcement,” I read. What announcement?

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First person

I was nervous about using telehealth. It turned out to be one of the best health care appointments I’ve ever had.

By Jill Clendening

Telehealth gets an A+ for keeping me connected

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC’s valet attendants trade keys for thermometers

By Leigh MacMillan

“I’m so happy to be helping make VUMC safer.”

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Credo Award Winner

Thurman Stevens takes extra steps to ease patients’ anxiety

By Tom Wilemon

Stevens said he stays on the lookout for patients who may need some extra help.

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Elevate Team Award

The NICU Interdisciplinary Mock Code Work Group knows every second counts in a code response to save critically ill patients’ lives.

By Nancy Humphrey

The work group, which calls a mock code twice a month to give team members as much practice as possible, has managed to cut the response time to a code in half, from about 143 seconds to 77 seconds.

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Credo Award Winner

Leslie Reese helps patients living with HIV navigate life. From arranging appointments and transportation to educating patients on medicines, there’s ‘truly no problem she can’t solve.’

By Nancy Humphrey

"No matter how difficult the task may be, Leslie finds a way to make someone’s life better."

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Twice as nice: Molly Knostman, previously recognized with a Credo Award, honored again for leadership of the adult pharmacy.

By Matt Batcheldor

She has built a reputation for volunteering for complex tasks, not because they are part of her job description but because of her passion for innovation and patient care.

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