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Employee Spotlight

Stephanie Hays’ own body destroyed her kidneys. Luckily, her daughter had a spare.

By Matt Batcheldor

The operation was a success; Roni’s kidney began functioning in her mom right away. “Now she’s stuck with me forever,” Roni joked.

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Credo Award Winner

Gail Cherry remembers what it’s like being a patient and brings that sensitivity to others

By Nancy Humphrey

“She has a passion for nursing, for the patient and for anybody else in the room with the patient. She’s a beautiful person inside and out.” 

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DAISY Award

Second quarter DAISY Awards honor four extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This is Vanderbilt's latest group.

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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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Credo Award Winner

Behind the scenes, Fady Eilia uses technology to enhance patient experiences

By Kelsey Herbers

His dedication and innovation put him in the spotlight

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Employee Spotlight

As a nurse, she supported organ donation. As a mother, Kim Cantu never expected the donor to be her son.

By Matt Batcheldor

Sky Cantu donated his heart, liver and both kidneys, saving four lives in the process.

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Health, yes

Keon Johnson is one of the top basketball prospects in the country. Four years ago he almost lost a hand in a fireworks accident.

By Jessica Pasley

Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors — and Keon's mother — urge caution this July 4th

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2019 — collection #2: Summertime pets

By Wayne Wood

Those lazy, hazy, crazy pets of summer

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Health, yes

You know to keep babies out of hot cars — Children’s Hospital says also beware of hot strollers

By Jessica Pasley

“Even the thinnest of cloths or covers over the stroller or carrier can reduce air circulation and create a greenhouse effect in the enclosed space."

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Health, yes

Children’s Hospital reminds drivers about new cellphone law: hands on the wheel, not on the phone

By Jessica Pasley

No reading or writing texts or emails either

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