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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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VUMC in the Community

A wreck on the highway with a bleeding man, a pregnant woman and a small child. VUMC’s Chris Hare stopped to help.

By Nancy Humphrey

A routine afternoon commute changed in an instant

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Patient Spotlight

It was a normal workday at Kroger. Then Charles Fisher almost died.

By Matt Batcheldor

After his collapse, a team formed to save his life: coworkers and bystanders who knew CPR; first responders who used a defibrillator; and doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt

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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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