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Elevate Team Award

Patient Flow Discharge Lounge staff wins Elevate Team Award

By Wayne Wood

“This team is fully invested in the vision of creating capacity, so that we can meet the needs of our patients in our community.”

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Photo Feature

Poinsettia delivery brings cheer to VUH

By Erin O. Smith

More than 800 of the holiday plants were donated and distributed at the hospital

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Credo Award Winner

Paula Ciero fun toy toolkit puts children at ease during clinic visits

By Christina Echegaray

From fidget bracelets to sound tubes to "squishies," Ciero finds ways to make children smile.

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In memoriam

“VUMC Remembers” virtual memorial service honors patients who died in the past year

By Matt Batcheldor

The program features speakers from different hospital departments, staff testimonials of patients at the end of their lives, a reading of loved ones’ names and special music.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Lori Rolando sets an example of working hard but protecting work-life balance

By Jill Clendening

For her work, the Occupational Health Clinic Director was recognized with a Five Pillar Leader Award.

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Employee Spotlight

As a medical student, Joseph Fusco was diagnosed with cancer. That experience influences the way he treats his young patients every day.

By Jessica Pasley

He gave up baseball to become a surgeon. That decision may have saved his life.

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Credo Award Winner

With each pediatric heart surgery she schedules, Alicia Kepley builds a rapport with families

By Nancy Humphrey

Alicia Kepley. Photo by Erin O. Smith. When parents receive a call from Monroe Carell…

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Patient Spotlight

VUMC nurse Kendra Kilgore received a liver transplant as a teenager. Then her teenage daughter needed one, too.

By Jessica Pasley

Kendra's experince helped her daughter Carissa: "I was able to explain to her from a first-hand view what it was like, not as a nurse, but as someone who went through it."

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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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Employee Spotlight

Lori Anne Parker-Danley used pandemic time to learn quilting and create her “pandemic quilt”

By Jill Clendening

Improv quilting stitched together her hours during the pandemic

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