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VUMC in the Community

Nashville to Denver flight. A sick passenger. The crew put out a call: “Are there any medical professionals on board?” A Vanderbilt nurse raised her hand.

By Matt Batcheldor

Noel Olson is a Vanderbilt Emergency Department nurse and an Air National Guard medic, so stabilizing patients is kind of what she does

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Patient Spotlight

Children’s Hospital patient and his grandmother write a book with a message: “I am just like you, but different”

By Jessica Pasley

Ryan told his grandmother about the way other people looked at him. She didn't want him to experience that anymore.

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2019 — Collection #5: Here’s looking at you, part 1

By Wayne Wood

These eyes have seen a lot of love

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VUMC in the Community

VUMC encourages employees to register and vote

By Wayne Wood

Tennessee has low voter registration and turnout rates. The Medical Center is part of an effort to get more people involved.

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Patient Spotlight

Her dad needed a kidney; hers didn’t match. But through paired donation, her dad got a kidney and so did another person in need.

By Matt Batcheldor

Her blood type was B and his was A. So they went to Plan B.

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VUMC in the Community

A wreck on the highway with a bleeding man, a pregnant woman and a small child. VUMC’s Chris Hare stopped to help.

By Nancy Humphrey

A routine afternoon commute changed in an instant

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Credo Award Winner

Drea Gaffney thinks of her own father every time she speaks with patients about their bills

By Nancy Humphrey

Gaffney said that the best part of her job is being able to tell patients that their account is resolved, and they don’t have to worry about it any more.

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Employee Spotlight

“There’s something amazing about holding up an American flag,” says kettlebell gold medal winner Katherine Hartmann

By Wayne Wood

The physician and scientist says she was motivated by the words of a friend: “Almost everything is your fault, and what isn’t your fault is your responsibility.”

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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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Credo Award Winner

Deborah Bohlen celebrated for compassion and support of her team at the office and beyond

By Nancy Humphrey

"Deb supports people in their professional roles as well as their personal roles.”

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