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Credo Award Winner

Lisa Bond, master surgery scheduler, helps thousands of people achieve better hearing each year

By Nancy Humphrey

Surgery scheduling is not as simple as looking at one calendar and picking a day. But Bond makes it her mission to ensure everyone is happy.

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Credo Award Winner

Troy Hamm says he ‘happened to be in the right place, at the right time’ when he saved a patient’s life. It was anything but chance.

By Leigh MacMillan

“Troy is a true professional, and his consistent actions and behavior not only make him a front-line hero, but a shining example of our Credo behaviors.”

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Credo Award Winner

Annette Goad follows the ‘golden rule’ of patient care – care for patients the way she would want to be cared for.

By Emily Stembridge

“I have to set that bar high because that’s the way I want other providers to treat my family, friends and co-workers who I love dearly. It’s just the right thing to do.”

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Employee Spotlight

The Yazdani sisters are triplets by birth, proud VUMC nurses by choice

By Emily Stembridge

Sousan, Sohayla and Setareh Yazdani are 22-year-old triplets who all work as nurses at VUMC. They all agree that they always wanted to pursue their careers at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC in the Community

VUMC employees partner with community agency to provide Thanksgiving meals

By Jill Clendening

The boxes were packed full of ingredients for side dishes, and recipients were also given a plump turkey ready for roasting

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Employee Spotlight

A death or serious injury of a parent can mean a scared and bewildered child. Arielle Silverman helps children understand and cope.

By Wayne Wood

She has worked with children varying in age from under 2 years old to teenagers as old as 18.

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Employee Spotlight

Paula Ciero and Jo Ann Kounlavong named Medical Assistants of the Year

By Matt Batcheldor

They were chosen for demonstrating outstanding Credo behaviors, willingness to consistently exceed role expectations and dedication to patients, colleagues and the VUMC community.

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First person

I was a volunteer shower-taker for Emergency Preparedness. I came away impressed — and very clean.

By Jill Clendening

A drill tests how well the Medical Center would be able to respond during an actual disaster, and serves as response training for VUMC personnel.

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Health, yes

Time change can be a bear. Here’s how to keep from feeling like hibernating.

By Wayne Wood

The end of daylight saving time doesn't have to mean disrupted sleep and feeling groggy, says a Vanderbilt sleep expert

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VUMC in the Community

SENSE Theatre production of “The Adult School” brings together diverse cast

By Erin O. Smith

The goal of the SENSE Theatre program is to improve the social and emotional functioning of individuals with autism spectrum disorder through using behavioral and theater techniques.

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