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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

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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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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Employee Spotlight

Julie Foss departs the Medical Intensive Care Unit for the last time

By Matt Batcheldor

The "proud Vanderbilt nurse's" life's work, and her passion, are the patients and the employees of MICU.

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Employee Spotlight

“The most famous nurse in the world” looks back on the video of her singing to a patient — and tells the story behind it

By Christina Echegaray

Olivia Neufelder sang from her heart to her dying patient, and millions of people all over the world shared the video. Here's the story behind the song, and what the 24-year-old Vanderbilt nurse's reaction has been to her fame.

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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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Employee Spotlight

Bill and Genie met at VUMC in 1983. The proposal was at Kroger. A wedding ring fell over a cliff. They are still in love.

By Tavia Smith

“She was really sweet and 34 years later, she’s still just as sweet,” Bill says. “It was meant to be,” Genie adds.

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