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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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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2019 — collection #3: Duos and groups

By Wayne Wood

Companion animals with animal companions

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Lana Howard knocks down barriers to research at Clinical Research Center

By Jill Clendening

"To actually see patients where the research changes the quality of their lives, that’s a huge success."

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Elevate Team Award

VUMC’s 90 valet attendants park a half million cars annually — all with a smile

By Christina Echegaray

"They know the job is more than parking cars."

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First person

VUMC employees share memories with “99 Words of Summer”

By Wayne Wood

In memories that range from rural Georgia to New England to Alaska and beyond, Medical Center employees recall summer days and summer nights.

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Patient Spotlight

Patient who was too sick to attend daughter’s graduation recovering after double lung transplant

By Tavia Smith

Bridget Perez could barely walk a few steps. Now she's walking laps at the Dayani Center track and marveling at how it feels to breathe again.

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VUMC in the Community

Volunteer gardeners bring creativity, imagination and fine motor skills to rehabilitation patients

By Kelsey Herbers

The team helped liven up Stallworth’s courtyard by planting sweet potato vines, basil, daisies, roses, mint, rosemary and oregano.

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Patient Spotlight

Children’s Hospital is like a second home to Harper. On her first birthday, it was also the home of her baptism.

By Christina Echegaray

The Rev. Amanda Borchik and the Children's Hospital chapel have provided spiritual comfort through Harper's illness.

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Credo Award Winner

Gail Cherry remembers what it’s like being a patient and brings that sensitivity to others

By Nancy Humphrey

“She has a passion for nursing, for the patient and for anybody else in the room with the patient. She’s a beautiful person inside and out.” 

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