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Author: Jessica Pasley

Employee Spotlight

Raye Nell Dyer leaves legacy of love and ministry at Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

As a chaplain, she brought blessings and comfort to patients, family and employees

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Employee Spotlight

Four years ago a Vanderbilt doctor agreed to help run the spelling bee at his daughter’s school. This year she went to the National Spelling Bee.

By Jessica Pasley

The trip was a dream come true for Rosy Kannankeril, a rising ninth grader at Franklin Classical School.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Kathy Moss “always dreamed of being a nurse.” Now, she leads a staff of 200 dedicated to quality patient care.

By Jessica Pasley

Kathy Moss remembers the days when she and her sister spent hours practicing running a doctor’s office. Their dolls and stuffed animals served as patients.

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VUMC in the Community

An Army doctor’s appeal: “People in Iraq need medical books — can you help?” The response from Vanderbilt was overwhelming.

By Jessica Pasley

VUMC gastroenterologist Terence "T.A." Smith wanted to help an Iraqi colleague at a small clinic. Vanderbilt donors responded with dozens of boxes of books.

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Employee Spotlight

Kathy Keck of Transplant Center wins 2018 Administrative Professional Award

By Jessica Pasley

She is lauded for "going the extra mile." She says that's the Vanderbilt way.

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VUMC in the Community

Avid runner founds “Gynecologists for Hire” to participate in Shade Tree Trot

By Jessica Pasley

Ob/Gyn fellow Cynthia Arvizo witnessed firsthand the good that Shade Tree Clinic does — so she formed a running team to raise funds

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC ophthalmologist felled by rare virus has to learn to walk and eat again

By Jessica Pasley

Reid Longmuir was starting a new job. He thought he would be learning the names of his co-workers. Instead, he was learning more basic things, like how to walk.

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Employee Spotlight

Employees of VUMC’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic split Powerball win

By Jessica Pasley

Yes, vacations are being planned.

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Patient Spotlight

Lauren Fields is legally blind. This fall she starts college on a basketball scholarship.

By Jessica Pasley

In the fourth grade Lauren Fields was introduced to basketball. She did not like it one bit, she admits. But all of that changed over time.

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