“The cultural change of having a respected, practicing physician serve as a Patient and Family Advisory Council member has been invaluable.”
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.
“She was really sweet and 34 years later, she’s still just as sweet,” Bill says. “It was meant to be,” Genie adds.
Ellen Williams, R.N., is a patient’s best friend in the GI Endoscopy Lab, even if most patients won’t remember most of what she does.