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Author: Kelsey Herbers

Patient Spotlight

Patients and families benefit from new activity book — and the volunteer who brings it

By Kelsey Herbers

Puzzles, mazes, coloring pages and other fun help pass the time

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Patient Spotlight

Last New Year’s Day, Gregory Tidwell was in a coma. At the beginning of 2020, he is doing much better

By Kelsey Herbers

“It has made me ecstatically happy to watch him get better,” his mom said.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Improving the patient experience through clear communication is Lane Stiles’ ‘North Star’

By Kelsey Herbers

Lane Stiles has come to work each day for the last nine years focused on…

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Patient Spotlight

In 1994, Harold “Scottie” Scott’s HIV-positive status was covered on the local news. He has been an educator ever since.

By Kelsey Herbers

Now, 25 years after his announcement, Scott’s mission remains the same: to educate others on the history of HIV, dispel myths and break down stigma.

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC has 2,500 pieces of art. Jenny Lewis knows them all.

By Kelsey Herbers

Portraits, landscapes, sculptures — health care art is an art in itself

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Del Ray Zimmerman recognized as top leader for his commitment to LGBTQ community

By Kelsey Herbers

“His selfless service to the community knows no bounds, and his ability to make projects come to fruition is unmatched.”

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VUMC in the Community

Volunteer gardeners bring creativity, imagination and fine motor skills to rehabilitation patients

By Kelsey Herbers

The team helped liven up Stallworth’s courtyard by planting sweet potato vines, basil, daisies, roses, mint, rosemary and oregano.

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Credo Award Winner

Behind the scenes, Fady Eilia uses technology to enhance patient experiences

By Kelsey Herbers

His dedication and innovation put him in the spotlight

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Employee Spotlight

Tammy Masnica knew nothing about horses — until the purchase of one brought her family together

By Kelsey Herbers

“Olaf,” a 13-year-old American Saddlebred, changes lives one simple gesture at a time

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