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Patient and Family Choice Award

“Miss Pam” recognized for her care and commitment to all her “babies” in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic

By Jessica Pasley

Pam Spencer honored with inaugural Patient and Family Choice Award

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Patient and Family Choice Award

Sylvia Groth once commuted to work on cross country skis to keep an appointment with her patient. As a native Minnesotan, a little snow couldn’t stop her.

By Nancy Humphrey

Her dedication earned her a Patient and Family Choice Award.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Lou Kaelin never asks her team to do a job she has not done herself.

By Emily Stembridge

“Her dedication and service to VUMC, her staff and her patients cannot be measured. I feel honored to have worked with her.”

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Tales of VUMC Past

An afternoon with the woman who grew up at One Hundred Oaks

By Wayne Wood

It was a retailing wonderland that VUMC transformed into a health care destination. But before all that, it was Carolyn Suschnick's home.

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Patient Spotlight

Janet Darnell received a life-saving lung transplant. Five months later she received life-saving surgery for colon cancer. She calls herself a “walking miracle.”

By Matt Batcheldor

Without the lung transplant, the cancer may never have been detected.

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Employee Spotlight

Pies in the face mark the end of the first round of blood donation challenge. Your donation may determine who gets the next pie.

By Wayne Wood

Shon Dwyer smooshed a pie into the face of Tom Nantais. Mary Pawlikowski smooshed a pie into the face of Meg Rush. Who's next?

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Employee Spotlight

Collection of “Star Wars” Legos makes sure the force stays with child psychiatrist Yasas Tanguturi

By Jessica Pasley

Why are they at his office? "One, I ran out of space, and two, my wife doesn’t want them at home.”

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In memoriam

Honor walk video from Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital honors two organ donors and their families

By Emily Stembridge

The two organ procurements were the first at VWCH in almost five years

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Patient Spotlight

Multiple sclerosis, lung cancer, and 50 marathons: Aaron Hawkins about to reach amazing milestone

By Jill Clendening

"He has been a blessing and role model for so many," his doctor Jonathan Nesbitt says.

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Photo Feature

In delicate three-day operation, two-ton bronze sculpture removed from VUH lobby, packed for shipping to Chicago

By Wayne Wood

Cylinder in a Prism by Italian-born artist Virginio Ferrari was handled with care by expert crew

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