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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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DAISY Award

First quarter DAISY Awards honor three extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries. This is Vanderbilt's latest group.

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Patient Spotlight

Heart to heart

By Matt Batcheldor

This teacher got a life-saving heart transplant. So did her student. What are the odds?

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Twice as nice: Molly Knostman, previously recognized with a Credo Award, honored again for leadership of the adult pharmacy.

By Matt Batcheldor

She has built a reputation for volunteering for complex tasks, not because they are part of her job description but because of her passion for innovation and patient care.

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Patient Spotlight

Randy Hatch has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching at-risk young people. After his lifesaving liver transplant, they lined the halls to welcome him back.

By Matt Batcheldor

His beloved Carroll Academy Jaguars and Lady Jaguars honor him with a message on their shirts: "Donate Life."

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Patient Spotlight

Richard Hosner knew he needed a liver transplant. It turned out he needed a kidney, too. On one amazing day, he received both.

By Matt Batcheldor

The pair of complex surgeries took 13 hours. When he woke up, he felt like a new person. Since 2011, there have been 38 liver-kidney transplants at VUMC, helping establish Vanderbilt as one of the leading sites in the country for multiple-organ transplants.

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Patient Spotlight

Five surgeries in nine days. A month in intensive care. An amazing recovery.

By Matt Batcheldor

Kyle Mullicane's is the only medical story you will read today that features a hallucination taking place in a Vegas steakhouse.

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