Vanderbilt University Medical Center

News and information for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community

Toggle navigation

Author: Matt Batcheldor

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."

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!"

Read More

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.

Read More

Employee Spotlight

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

By Matt Batcheldor

Jade Forlidas started at Vanderbilt as a nursing student in 1969; after a storied career, she has retired — but her daughter carries on as a LifeFlight nurse

Read More

VUMC in the Community

Daughter follows mother into nursing through VUMC Nursing Explorer program

By Matt Batcheldor

Reed Sparta, a senior in high school, is a current member of VUMC's Nursing Explorer program; she was inspired by her mom Elizabeth Sparta, R.N., who works in VUMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Read More

Employee Spotlight

All over the Medical Center, and all over the world

By Matt Batcheldor

When Debby Booth started college in the early 1970s, she didn’t want to be a nurse. That was something her older sister did.

Read More