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Author: Matt Batcheldor

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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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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