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Author: Tavia Smith

Patient Spotlight

As a child, Andrea Pitts was severely burned. As an adult, she provides “Boxes of Love” to burn patients.

By Tavia Smith

A few gifts and an encouraging note from somebody who's been there

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Patient Spotlight

Patient who was too sick to attend daughter’s graduation recovering after double lung transplant

By Tavia Smith

Bridget Perez could barely walk a few steps. Now she's walking laps at the Dayani Center track and marveling at how it feels to breathe again.

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Employee Spotlight

Taking pride in his work, spreading joy among those he meets

By Tavia Smith

“Round Wing In-Patient Unit is my castle and I make rounds like a doctor to make sure those floors are clean,” Environmental Services' Labronze Floyd says.

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Patient Spotlight

Baby girl Saylor Elaine was born at the right time: 6:12 a.m. on 6/12 — and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces

By Tavia Smith

 “We will tell her how she came right on time — the most perfect time — and how special she is.”

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Patient Spotlight

Bridget Perez was in intensive care and couldn’t make it to her daughter’s graduation. With the help of Vanderbilt nurses, the graduation came to her.

By Tavia Smith

"Pomp and Circumstance." Tears. Cupcakes. All in an intensive care unit.

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Patient Spotlight

Carly Schroeder had a stroke in her 20s. Now 10 years later, she is thankful for her life, her family and the care she received at Vanderbilt

By Tavia Smith

"I'm eternally grateful to all the people that helped me through that dark time."

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC newlyweds celebrate love and fitness

By Tavia Smith

For Michael and Sarah Palevo, love blossomed amid the exercise equipment at Vanderbilt's Dayani Center

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Health, yes

Give thanks, eat up, and be safe

By Tavia Smith

The last thing anybody wants is to be sick during the holidays. Serving and keeping food safely helps keep everybody healthy.

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VUMC in the Community

School teachers needed supplies. VUMC employees stepped up.

By Tavia Smith

About 300 employees made donations and filled multiple LP PENCIL Box yellow bins with paper, pencils, crayons and other supplies

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