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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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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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Employee Spotlight

Baby boom hits Emergency Room; 17 employees expecting babies this year

By Kristin Smart

Fourteen nurses, two doctors and a social worker walk into an Emergency Department. They're all pregnant.

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Employee Spotlight

During NFL Draft weekend, a mass shooting occurred in Nashville. Vanderbilt responded beautifully to care for patients.

By John Howser

At 2 a.m. Sunday, six gunshot patients poured into the Vanderbilt ER. It was the fourth mass shooting seen there in the past 15 months.

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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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Unsung hero

“Carmen from Chicago,” mystery good Samaritan nurse, identified

By Wayne Wood

She's very relieved that Geoffrey Lee, injured in the bicycle wreck, is doing OK.

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Unsung hero

A bike wreck left him dazed, hurt and bleeding. Then a Vanderbilt nurse came by.

By Wayne Wood

Where in the world is Carmen from Chicago? Geoffrey Lee would like to be sure she gets credit for a good deed.

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Health, yes

Have yourself a safe little New Year’s

By Wayne Wood

The head of Vanderbilt's Emergency Department gives tips on how to celebrate without showing up at his workplace.

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