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“Standing Ovation” mural unveiled in honor of National Nurses Week

By Emily Stembridge

The mural inside Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital depicts several Nashville music legends giving a standing ovation to a health care worker in honor of National Nurses Week.

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VUMC in the Community

Brad Paisley stars in new VUMC public service announcement urging people to “take the shot”

By Wayne Wood

A simple message that can save lives and help life get back to normal

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Employee Spotlight

Songs written by Palliative Care Unit caregivers reflect uncertain times and offer a reminder: “Take Good Care”

By Matt Batcheldor

Five songs providing a snapshot of how the pandemic year felt on the patient care front lines

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In memoriam

Melvin Fitzgerald, longtime Biochemistry employee, dies at 84

By Wayne Wood

Mr. Fitzgerald, who retired in 2013 after more than 55 years, was a Commodore Award and Martin Luther King Jr. Award winner.

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Employee Spotlight

A young doctor wrote of a life-or-death moment caring for a patient. The New England Journal of Medicine published it as a graphic novel.

By Emily Stembridge

A terrifying tale from her first weekend on call.

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VUMC in the Community

The inside story behind the Hillsboro Village “Hope” mural: a brother’s love and a message for Children’s Hospital

By Christina Echegaray

Lance Gregory wanted the message to be visible from the windows of Children's Hospital — in memory of his brother Cory

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Patient Spotlight

Afternoon with a big leaguer

By Wayne Wood

In 1985, former Negro leagues pitcher Frank McAllister was a patient at Vanderbilt Hospital and spent some time talking baseball with VUMC fans. Now the official records acknowledge what has been true all along: he was a big leaguer.

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DAISY Award

First quarter 2021 DAISY Awards honor extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries

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Employee Spotlight

Goats galore are the ultimate stress reliever for lab manager Kris Ellis

By Jill Clendening

She loves her job at VUMC, but it can be stressful. She gets home from work, heads to the barn, and the stress melts away.

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC scientist Edie Sannella celebrates 90th birthday, puts in full day in virology lab

By Jessica Pasley

“I don’t feel 90. And people say they don’t think that I am 90. So, I think I must be doing OK.”

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