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Author: Matt Batcheldor

In memoriam

As a paramedic, Kyle Fisher saved many lives. As an organ donor, he saved six more.

By Matt Batcheldor

Vanderbilt staff pays tribute to his heroism with Honor Walk

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DAISY Award

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 group is Vanderbilt's first.

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Credo Award Winner

Commitment, support for colleagues and a touch of humor put Matt Phillips in the spotlight

By Matt Batcheldor

You work harder if you feel appreciated, if you feel like you have ownership.

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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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Five Pillar Leader Award

Bart Magowan is a man on the road, working in four clinics spanning three counties an hour apart

By Matt Batcheldor

“I have a great team around me. The staff and physicians that work at these individual clinics and also my leaders make it a pleasure."

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In memoriam

Kendall Rice remembered as quiet man, devoted co-worker

By Matt Batcheldor

The Traffic and Parking Services employee was killed on the way to work last week. His sister and father also work at VUMC.

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Employee Spotlight

Patty Hofstetter came to Vanderbilt as a teenager. She never left — until now.

By Matt Batcheldor

A conversation with the 41-year veteran nurse upon her retirement.

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Employee Spotlight

Janice Overall retires after 47 years of nursing at Vanderbilt—most of it caring for children in the Pediatrics clinic

By Matt Batcheldor

"I thought I'd only stay here three years. I've been here ever since!"

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Employee Spotlight

Julie Foss departs the Medical Intensive Care Unit for the last time

By Matt Batcheldor

The "proud Vanderbilt nurse's" life's work, and her passion, are the patients and the employees of MICU.

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