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Employee Spotlight

Patty Hofstetter came to Vanderbilt as a teenager. She never left — until now.

By Matt Batcheldor

A conversation with the 41-year veteran nurse upon her retirement.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Kathy Moss “always dreamed of being a nurse.” Now, she leads a staff of 200 dedicated to quality patient care.

By Jessica Pasley

Kathy Moss remembers the days when she and her sister spent hours practicing running a doctor’s office. Their dolls and stuffed animals served as patients.

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VUMC in the Community

Son of beloved Vanderbilt faculty member Neil Green biking across U.S. raising funds for Children’s Hospital

By Tom Wilemon

Bruce Green's Los Angeles-to-Boston trip to honor his late father will take 48 days

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VUMC in the Community

An Army doctor’s appeal: “People in Iraq need medical books — can you help?” The response from Vanderbilt was overwhelming.

By Jessica Pasley

VUMC gastroenterologist Terence "T.A." Smith wanted to help an Iraqi colleague at a small clinic. Vanderbilt donors responded with dozens of boxes of books.

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Credo Award Winner

Cheri Frazier’s treatment for a brain tumor, and return to work afterward, illuminates her passion to treat others like family

By Nancy Humphrey

“My philosophy is, I am a patient myself. What if someone is in pain when they call? What if they’re scared? The team does anything we can to help them."

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Contest

Pets of VUMC 2018 — Collection #2: Dogs and their people

By Wayne Wood

Man's best friend. Woman's and children's, too.

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Tools of the trade

Tow motors keep supplies moving at VUMC. This tool keeps the tow motors moving.

By Paul Govern

Joey Johnson, an instrument maker in VUMC's Apparatus Shop, says the programmer-controller for tow motors is a vital tool for his job.

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Employee Spotlight

Moms of the Medical Center

By Nancy Humphrey

Some Vanderbilt employees have another word for a work colleague: Mom

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Employee Spotlight

Janice Overall retires after 47 years of nursing at Vanderbilt—most of it caring for children in the Pediatrics clinic

By Matt Batcheldor

"I thought I'd only stay here three years. I've been here ever since!"

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Employee Spotlight

The inside story of how the “Today” show surprised a VUMC nurse on the air

By Craig Boerner

There was singing. There were hugs. There was laughter. There were tears.

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