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Employee Spotlight

As an ICU doctor, Geoffrey Fleming cared for many children who were dying. Now facing death himself, he applies the wisdom he learned from those children.

By Kelsey Herbers

“Sometimes as providers, all we have to do is be brave and ask ourselves, ‘Is this about me, or is this about the patient?’”

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Patient Spotlight

Heart to heart

By Matt Batcheldor

This teacher got a life-saving heart transplant. So did her student. What are the odds?

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Employee Spotlight

The priceless notebook of Mr. Price

By Jill Clendening

A vital ingredient for COVID testing was unavailable anywhere. Then Howard Price remembered a recipe in an old notebook.

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Patient Spotlight

Patients report positive experiences with telehealth appointments

By Jill Clendening

"I love video appointments! It’s the safest way right now."

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Health, yes

How to make “safer at home” safe for children

By Jessica Pasley

“As kids get bored they start getting into things they shouldn’t be getting into because they have nothing else to do," says Children's Hospital safety expert.

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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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Health, yes

When can we get together with family and friends? Maybe soon, but not yet, says VUMC expert.

By Nancy Humphrey

But for now – keep staying at home and helping to flatten the curve.

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Employee Spotlight

Days after her house was damaged by a tornado, VUMC nurse Shakeya Bean volunteered to work at a COVID assessment site

By Nancy Humphrey

It's been an interesting few weeks

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VUMC in the Community

At home with children? Have fun and get creative with this music toolkit.

By Kelsey Herbers

“Musical activities can also support one of the most critical social relationships: that between a parent and child.”

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Employee Spotlight

Children’s Hospital intensive care unit sends gift of support to counterparts at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

“It really helped everyone focus on something positive. We were all excited about supporting them, encouraging them and lifting them up.”

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