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VUMC in the Community

An approaching hurricane. A critically ill baby. A Vanderbilt team flies in to help.

By Jessica Pasley

“The mother was so grateful that we were able to get her baby to a safe place.”

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2018 — Collection #5: What could go wrong?

By Wayne Wood

Trouble waiting to happen. Sometimes it's already occurred.

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Curious VUMC

Wait a minute — that sculpture outside Medical Center North was created by the guy who did the theme to “The Dating Game?”

By Wayne Wood

Turns out, the guy who led the Tijuana Brass also worked in bronze

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Employee Spotlight

NICU nurse overwhelmed by support from co-workers after house fire

By Jessica Pasley

The house is gone. Love remains.

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Employee Spotlight

Raye Nell Dyer leaves example of love and ministry at Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

As a chaplain, she brought blessings and comfort to patients, family and employees

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First person

I passed out cold in this Vanderbilt doctor’s office in the 1980s. I’ve never forgotten her reaction.

By Wayne Wood

A brief encounter with a good doctor echoes through the years

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Elevate Team Award

Children’s Hospital PACU Prescription Workflow Team improves patient experience, wins Elevate Team Award

By Christina Echegaray

A combination of "incredible service and safer medication delivery"

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Credo Award Winner

Compassion, advocacy for patients with visual impairment put Eye Institute employee Janet Lemonis in the spotlight

By Tavia Smith

“She is the most awesome God-sent person — she filled my heart. I had a hole in it and Janet filled it."

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Patient Spotlight

A year ago Sophie almost drowned in a pond. She came back to Children’s Hospital to thank those who saved her life.

By Tavia Smith

When Sophie’s mother asked her what she wanted to say to everybody, she happily chirped, “Thank you for saving my life.”

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2018 — Collection #4: Dogs! Cats! Beds! Sofas! vol. 2

By Wayne Wood

A comfortable pet is a loved pet. Lots of love here.

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