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Midwives saving lives

By Emily Stembridge

The mother of the groom was choking at a wedding reception. A person needed CPR on a plane. Two Vanderbilt midwives stepped up.

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Employee Spotlight

The whitewater trip was a disaster. It motivated Renée Garside to become an expert kayaker.

By Jill Clendening

There’s no doubt she loves it, especially when she says things like: “I just love it, love it, love it.”

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Elevate Team Award

VUMC’s Patterson Child and Family Center team’s dedication to children never waivers. Not even during a pandemic or snowstorm.

By Emily Stembridge

The Patterson center’s commitment to providing care is simple – a love for children.

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Credo Award Winner

Opening a new patient care unit requires months of planning. Devin Bunch helped open the COVID-19 ICU in just a matter of days.

By Nancy Humphrey

“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”

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Five Pillar Leader Award

VUMC’s Alex Jahangir became Nashville’s coronavirus czar, all while never missing a beat in his day job.

By Matt Batcheldor

“He has served VUMC and our community as the coronavirus czar selflessly and voluntarily while not decreasing by one clinic visit or call night his load or work productivity.”

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Advice to prevent ATV accidents Health, yes

A teenage girl was riding on an ATV without a helmet when it flipped five times. She is lucky to be alive, and her mother has a warning for parents.

By Jessica Pasley

Safety experts liken helmet use to seat belt-wearing practice

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Credo Award Winner

Michelle Kennedy follows the same mantra whether at work or in her personal life: be a good role model and walk the walk.

By Jessica Pasley

“I won’t ask someone to do something I wouldn’t do myself. I try to give 110% every day. Whatever I can do to help people, I will.”

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Water safety for kids Health, yes

Getting back in the pool this summer? Children’s Hospital has some tips on how to take to the water safely.

By Jessica Pasley

Number one lesson: drowning doesn't look like you think it does

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Credo Award Winner

Chris Terry gets satisfaction from solving patients’ barriers to care long before they become real problems

By Jill Clendening

“Chris’s dedication not only kept the patient from having a potentially bad outcome, but also demonstrates the type of customer service our patients should expect from VUMC.”

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Employee Spotlight

A child’s beloved stuffed toy was missing. Two Children’s Hospital nurses mounted a midnight expedition to the basement to find Stuart the pink tiger.

By Christina Echegaray

Searching dozens of laundry bags in quest of a patient's pink-and-white companion

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