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Weather Report

Photos capture October sunrise over VUMC

By Susan Urmy

At a Medical Center that never sleeps, another new day dawns

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DAISY Award

Third quarter 2021 DAISY Awards honor 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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Credo Award Winner

No detail is too small and no task too big for research administrative officer Mustafa Nateqi

By Christina Echegaray

Nateqi's can-do attitude and dedication earn him a Credo Award.

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Elevate Team Award

The COVID Mass Vaccination Site Team faced a daunting task – put 200,000 shots in arms in six months. The team never wavered.

By Matt Batcheldor

The accomplishment earned the group the Elevate Team Award.

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Employee Spotlight

From fantasy fiction to patient narratives, the power of storytelling drives Michelle Izmaylov

By Emily Stembridge

"If you just simply sit with someone and listen, you will learn incredible things”

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Employee Spotlight

Neurosurgery resident David Voce competes on new season of “Survivor”

By Nancy Humphrey

Stamina and focus are key to neurosurgery; how much will they help him on the island?

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Health, yes

Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for children; how to know you’re using a car seat safely

By Jessica Pasley

"The misuse rate in car seats in Tennessee was almost 87% in 2020."

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VUMC in the Community

Shoulders, elbows, line drives and curve balls

By Emily Stembridge

For Eric Bowman and Leon Scott, being team physicians for the Nashville Sounds is a perfect complement to taking care of their other patients

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Employee Spotlight

On a whim, Kaylon Bruner-Tran checked her family’s DNA. It led to family she didn’t know she had and a mother-son reunion after 50 years.

By Emily Stembridge

"Cultures can be very different, nothing is more powerful than family.”

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Five Pillar Leader Award

For Kyla Terhune, communication, compassion and hard work are keys to successful leadership

By Nancy Humphrey

Her balanced approached to leadership and focus on support for trainees amid a pandemic earned a Five Pillar Leader Award.

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