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Author: Wayne Wood

Employee Spotlight

Scenes from the pandemic, collection three: glimpses into life during COVID-19 at Vanderbilt

By Wayne Wood

As Vanderbilt continues to care for COVID-19 patients, other care, including clinic visits and elective surgeries, begin again.

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Employee Spotlight

Portraits of COVID nurses, by COVID nurses

By Wayne Wood

"I am so lucky to work every day with such an amazing group of people."

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VUMC in the Community

They were married during the pandemic. They directed their wedding gifts to feed health care workers.

By Wayne Wood

Heather and Lewis Burwell's wedding didn't turn out like they planned. But they found a way to share their celebration with the community.

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Employee Spotlight

Years ago Neil Stinson trained to care for Ebola patients. Now he is on the front lines of COVID.

By Wayne Wood

“A bunch of us came from different ICU environments. We became a tight team, a great team, that came together very quickly.”

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Employee Spotlight

Scenes from the pandemic, collection two: more glimpses into life during COVID-19 at Vanderbilt

By Wayne Wood

Caring for patients, caring for each other and feeling the support of our community

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC uses computerized mannequins to teach proper technique for caring for COVID patients

By Wayne Wood

Teaching and learning a vital skill while staying safe

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Employee Spotlight

Scenes from VUMC show changes and dedication in COVID-19 planning and reaction

By Wayne Wood

The Medical Center mobilized to prepare to care for COVID-19 patients while continuing to care for each other as colleagues.

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First person

We were 200 miles from London when the travel ban was announced. Getting home was an adventure.

By Wayne Wood

At 1:30 a.m. my phone pinged. “Just wondering about your reaction to Trump announcement,” I read. What announcement?

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Tales of VUMC Past

The elusive Nobel Prize winner

By Wayne Wood

Stanley Cohen wanted to be left alone to do his research. I wanted to interview him for a radio show. Amazingly, he said yes.

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