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Patient Spotlight

The little boy was in the swimming pool, not breathing. Thanks to CPR, first responders and LifeFlight, he is fine.

By Jessica Pasley

It should have been a joyous day. It almost turned tragic.

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DAISY Award

Second 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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Employee Spotlight

“Why on earth would I not do this?”

By Matt Batcheldor

Sarah Osman works in the Transplant Pharmacy. She heard that Nathan Horton, her boss from a previous job, needed a kidney. She immediately offered one of hers.

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Employee Spotlight

The nurse was afraid her patient would die. She wrote her experience in a story that was shared by NPR.

By Wayne Wood

Sue Perron, a Vanderbilt intensive care nurse, told the story of the patient with COVID she called the Butterfly Man

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC nurse Tamara Slagle was losing her sight. A cornea transplant allowed her to keep the job she loves.

By Nancy Humphrey

“My day-to-day living has gotten easier, and my job too.”

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Stay focused on safety this 4th of July

By Jessica Pasley

Fireworks can cause serious damage to hands and eyes. Here's what you can do to keep yourself, and your children, safe.

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Employee Spotlight

The whitewater trip was a disaster. It motivated Renée Garside to become an expert kayaker.

By Jill Clendening

There’s no doubt she loves it, especially when she says things like: “I just love it, love it, love it.”

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Employee Spotlight

Midwives saving lives

By Emily Stembridge

The mother of the groom was choking at a wedding reception. A person needed CPR on a plane. Two Vanderbilt midwives stepped up.

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Elevate Team Award

VUMC’s Patterson Child and Family Center team’s dedication to children never waivers. Not even during a pandemic or snowstorm.

By Emily Stembridge

The Patterson center’s commitment to providing care is simple – a love for children.

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Credo Award Winner

Opening a new patient care unit requires months of planning. Devin Bunch helped open the COVID-19 ICU in just a matter of days.

By Nancy Humphrey

“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”

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