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Author: Matt Batcheldor

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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Patient Spotlight

Randy Hatch has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching at-risk young people. After his lifesaving liver transplant, they lined the halls to welcome him back.

By Matt Batcheldor

His beloved Carroll Academy Jaguars and Lady Jaguars honor him with a message on their shirts: "Donate Life."

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Patient Spotlight

Richard Hosner knew he needed a liver transplant. It turned out he needed a kidney, too. On one amazing day, he received both.

By Matt Batcheldor

The pair of complex surgeries took 13 hours. When he woke up, he felt like a new person. Since 2011, there have been 38 liver-kidney transplants at VUMC, helping establish Vanderbilt as one of the leading sites in the country for multiple-organ transplants.

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Patient Spotlight

Five surgeries in nine days. A month in intensive care. An amazing recovery.

By Matt Batcheldor

Kyle Mullicane's is the only medical story you will read today that features a hallucination taking place in a Vegas steakhouse.

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DAISY Award

Fourth 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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Patient Spotlight

Madalyn Durbin’s dad just had a double lung transplant; surely there was no way he could make it to her wedding.

By Matt Batcheldor

Never underestimate a father’s determination to be there for his daughter. As Madalyn started down the aisle, Terry stepped out and took her hand.

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VUMC in the Community

Nashville to Denver flight. A sick passenger. The crew put out a call: “Are there any medical professionals on board?” A Vanderbilt nurse raised her hand.

By Matt Batcheldor

Noel Olson is a Vanderbilt Emergency Department nurse and an Air National Guard medic, so stabilizing patients is kind of what she does

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DAISY Award

Third 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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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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