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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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Backpack Safety & Injury Prevention Health, yes

Help students avoid backpack pain with these tips from Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

Backpacks are a necessity for school, and they don't need to cause pain for the students who carry them

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Elevate Team Award

When it comes to patients’ medical mysteries, the VUMC Undiagnosed Diseases Network team is on the case

By Nancy Humphrey

Members of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) team: Front row, L-R: Amy K. Robertson, MSN, FNP-BC; Lynette…

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2019 — Collection #4: Smiling dogs, cat rebuttals, horse laughs

By Wayne Wood

If you're happy and you know it than your tongue will surely show it

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Del Ray Zimmerman recognized as top leader for his commitment to LGBTQ community

By Kelsey Herbers

“His selfless service to the community knows no bounds, and his ability to make projects come to fruition is unmatched.”

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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

The Fixer: Dalton Hogue’s behind-the-scenes work keeps VUMC running smoothly

By Diana Duren

“I didn’t think many people noticed what we do, so it was nice to know someone noticed."

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Patient Spotlight

Tricia Burgess thought she had seasonal allergies. She actually needed a heart transplant.

By Matt Batcheldor

“I didn’t even know I was sick. I’m thankful that Vanderbilt saved my life.”

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2019 — collection #3: Duos and groups

By Wayne Wood

Companion animals with animal companions

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Lana Howard knocks down barriers to research at Clinical Research Center

By Jill Clendening

"To actually see patients where the research changes the quality of their lives, that’s a huge success."

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