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Patient Spotlight

Carly Schroeder had a stroke in her 20s. Now 10 years later, she is thankful for her life, her family and the care she received at Vanderbilt

By Tavia Smith

“I’m eternally grateful to all the people that helped me through that dark time.”

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Employee Spotlight

Longtime Children’s Hospital chaplain Raye Nell Dyer returns to serve at LifeFlight

By Jerry Jones

She joins a small cadre of other flight chaplains in the U.S.

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Employee Spotlight

Nurse anesthetists raise more than $10,000 for Employee Hardship Fund

By Kelsey Herbers

A competitive spirit mixed with delicious homemade baklava can achieve powerful results

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Patient Spotlight

Kevin Hartley was an organ donor, and his mother had one wish: to hear her son’s heartbeat one more time

By Matt Batcheldor

Thanks to his heart recipient, Rhonda Lucas, she got the chance.

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Employee Spotlight

Passion for horses leads Vanderbilt surgeon to national championship in dressage event

By Kelsey Herbers

Bethany Gallagher and her horse Fabiola have been a dream team since Fabiola was four years old

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In memoriam

As a paramedic, Kyle Fisher saved many lives. As an organ donor, he saved six more.

By Matt Batcheldor

Vanderbilt staff pays tribute to his heroism with Honor Walk

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First person

Medical Center sweethearts share “99 Words of Love,” part 2

By Wayne Wood

How can you tell the story of a lifetime in 99 words (or fewer)? Here's how some Vanderbilt University Medical Center lovers did it.

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First person

Medical Center sweethearts share “99 Words of Love,” part 1

By Wayne Wood

How can you tell the story of a lifetime in 99 words (or fewer)? Here's how some Vanderbilt University Medical Center lovers did it.

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC newlyweds celebrate love and fitness

By Tavia Smith

For Michael and Sarah Palevo, love blossomed amid the exercise equipment at Vanderbilt's Dayani Center

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Employee Spotlight

Black History Month inspires VUMC dermatologist Aleta Simmons’ office door makeover

By Paul Govern

Adorning the figure’s shoulders, Simmons has placed photos of friends and colleagues in her network of African-American female physicians.

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