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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Patient Spotlight

Her dad needed a kidney; hers didn’t match. But through paired donation, her dad got a kidney and so did another person in need.

By Matt Batcheldor

Her blood type was B and his was A. So they went to Plan B.

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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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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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DAISY Award

Second quarter DAISY Awards honor four extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This is Vanderbilt's latest group.

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Employee Spotlight

As a nurse, she supported organ donation. As a mother, Kim Cantu never expected the donor to be her son.

By Matt Batcheldor

Sky Cantu donated his heart, liver and both kidneys, saving four lives in the process.

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Credo Award Winner

Credo Award winner Lindsey Netzel honored for passion and dedication to teaching

By Matt Batcheldor

Infectious enthusiasm combined with a focus on others

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Employee Spotlight

Mother and daughter share devotion to nursing — and to Children’s Hospital

By Matt Batcheldor

Vickie Thompson has devoted her career to caring for children. Her daughter Kelsey is following in her mom's footsteps.

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Patient Spotlight

Kristie Kuzy decided to donate a kidney to a stranger. Her generosity initiated the first three-recipient kidney transplant chain in the history of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

By Matt Batcheldor

The amazing and improbable story of how it all fell into place

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DAISY Award

First quarter DAISY Awards honor three extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This is Vanderbilt's latest group.

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