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Employee Spotlight

COVID unit nurse speaks from the heart about the impact of the disease and the importance of masking

By Matt Batcheldor

At the mayor’s press conference Cody Hamilton told of the toll COVID takes on those who have the disease, and those who care for them

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Employee Spotlight

Greg Rhinehart’s 3-D printing hobby comes to the rescue to repair respirator masks

By Matt Batcheldor

He figured out how to make a four-cent part that repairs $1,500 personal protective equipment for COVID caregivers

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DAISY Award

Second quarter 2020 DAISY Awards honor four 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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VUMC in the Community

Shawn Drumgoole and scores of friends celebrate his birthday with a walk to Children’s Hospital

By Jessica Pasley

The man behind the social media sensation "We Walk with Shawn" says Vanderbilt saved his life 30 years ago

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Employee Spotlight

New Chaplain Covenant opens the door to better understanding at VUMC

By Bill Snyder

"As professional chaplains, we are committed to ending racism, discrimination, and all forces that disrespect our common humanity."

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Patient Spotlight

Two brushes with death. Two life-saving Vanderbilt physicians. Then, two children.

By Matt Batcheldor

"Vanderbilt will always be a place that we hold dear for everything they have done for us,” says Mary Beth Ballard Murray.

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Tales of VUMC Past

Harold Jordan, VUMC’s first Black resident, arrived on campus 56 years ago. He looks back on a very different time at the Medical Center.

By Wayne Wood

The pioneering physician recalls the summer of 1964, the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced

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VUMC in the Community

Clothes Closet in need of donations of new items

By Wayne Wood

Due to COVID-19, used items are no longer accepted, but the need to help patients continues

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Health, yes

Fourth of July during the COVID-19 pandemic: Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors urge safe celebrations

By Kristin Smart

Oh, beautiful for spacious distancing, with ample space between

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VUMC in the Community

Before COVID, 90-year-old Bobby Hamm walked at 100 Oaks every day. His friends from the Dermatology clinic sent him a “missing you” gift.

By Kathy Whitney

Since his wife died several years ago, his daily walk was a way to stay connected to other people.

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