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Elevate Team Award

A cyber-attack caused a worldwide outage to a major payroll system. A VUMC response team made sure employees could still be paid.

By Christina Echegaray

“What’s amazing about VUMC is our ability to pull together and collaborate across teams and really to respond to an incident or an emergency situation.”

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Patient Spotlight

Jennifer received a kidney transplant. The donor was her ex-husband Dennis’ current wife, Capri. It’s complicated.

By Matt Batcheldor

The extended family has grown closer as a result of Capri's generosity. She says her faith led her to the decision.

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VUMC in the Community

After devastating floods hit eastern Kentucky, Vanderbilt volunteers stepped up to help

By Kathy Whitney

It started with a phone call from a VUMC employee to a VUSM medical student with the simple question: can you help?

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VUMC in the Community

Tri My Best Triathlon brings fun and friendship to competition

By Jessica Pasley

The race pairs a child with a disability with a peer buddy to complete the race together

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Photo Feature

VUMC’s Aspirnaut program celebrates 15th anniversary, and NBC News returned to highlight its students

By Bill Snyder

A link to the video story and an inside look at the taping and some of this year's participants

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Health, yes

Children’s Hospital sees increase in children poisoned by THC in marijuana edibles

By Jessica Pasley

They resemble candy. They taste like candy. Some children have ended up in intensive care.

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First person

Allie had a stroke when she was 2 years old. Her doctor tells the story of her resilience and her family’s love.

By Jay Wellons

Allie had a blood clot deep in her brain and had only a 5 percent chance of survival.

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DAISY Award

The nurse came back from Kroger to care for a patient, and other DAISY Award-winning examples of extraordinary nurses.

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. Here are VUMC's latest winners.

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Photo Feature

Chill Out gives out 10,000 ice cream treats, 10,000 smiles

By Wayne Wood

A tough decision: cookies and cream cone, orange sherbet pop up, chocolate crunch bar, strawberry crunch bar, or an ice cream sandwich

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Health, yes

Enjoy burgers? Better use tick repellent.

By Wayne Wood

The lone star tick continues to be common across a wide swath of this region, and a bite can give you an allergy to red meat.

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