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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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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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Hot car injury prevention tips as routines change due to COVID-19

By Jessica Pasley

A change in routine can lead to a lapse in thought — and it can happen to anyone

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Safe masking tips during summer months

By Jessica Pasley

What you need to know about combining wearing a mask with summertime weather

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Employee Spotlight

Staff Nurses of the Year named

By Matt Batcheldor

Rosamund Gabrielson Staff Nurse of the Year recipients were announced representing the four entities of VUMC

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First person

My daughter was born in the middle of the pandemic. She is going to get very tired of hearing that story when she’s older.

By Matt Batcheldor

I can already picture Natalie rolling her eyes when she's 16.

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Employee Spotlight

Children’s Hospital nurses support COVID colleagues: “Have a cup on us.”

By Matt Batcheldor

A coffee gift card, along with a note of support

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Does my child have a food allergy? Health, yes

Children’s Hospital expert offers COVID-19 “safe play” tips for parents

By Jessica Pasley

Are playdates OK? What are the risks to consider?

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