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Employee Spotlight

“Kudos Wall” in Children’s Hospital offers messages of hope and encouragement

By Christina Echegaray

“We are so much more than co-workers, WE are FAMILY.”

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VUMC in the Community

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital sends a gift of support to Vanderbilt Children’s ER after tornado disaster. “We’re all in this together.”

By Christina Echegaray

Oklahomans know about tornadoes, and the gift of food and drinks brought tears to the eyes of their colleagues at Vanderbilt

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Patient Spotlight

VUMC welcomes seven Leap Day babies

By Jessica Pasley

Neonatal nurse practitioner Wendy Araya, a Feb. 29 baby herself, offers advice to the latest leaplings

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Patient Spotlight

Randy Hatch has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching at-risk young people. After his lifesaving liver transplant, they lined the halls to welcome him back.

By Matt Batcheldor

His beloved Carroll Academy Jaguars and Lady Jaguars honor him with a message on their shirts: "Donate Life."

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Credo Award Winner

Arbee Hossain is a genius at helping the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy operate at its best for patients and employees

By Kelsey Herbers

“He works so hard behind the scenes, then shows up to the patient’s room with a smile on his face and makes the whole process appear seamless and easy.”

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Patient Spotlight

Richard Hosner knew he needed a liver transplant. It turned out he needed a kidney, too. On one amazing day, he received both.

By Matt Batcheldor

The pair of complex surgeries took 13 hours. When he woke up, he felt like a new person. Since 2011, there have been 38 liver-kidney transplants at VUMC, helping establish Vanderbilt as one of the leading sites in the country for multiple-organ transplants.

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Employee Spotlight

A friend said, “Want to climb Kilimanjaro?” Soha Patel said, “Sure!”

By Kelsey Herbers

Months of hard training. Seven days of climbing. Severe oxygen deprivation. But the view was worth it.

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Employee Spotlight

Schuyler Clayton battled a decade of opioid addiction. Now a recovery coach, he serves as a beacon of hope amid a nationwide epidemic.

By Kelsey Herbers

“Our patients live with a disease they don’t get help for out of fear of blame. It’s important for me to say, ‘I’m living with the same thing, and I’m not ashamed.’”

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Employee Spotlight

He’s a dentist. He plays hockey. He is VERY careful about his teeth.

By Nancy Humphrey

Tyler Ames, DMD, has seen the worst of what a hockey puck or stick can do to the mouth. He loves hitting the ice anyway with his team the Gravediggers.

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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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