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Author: Matt Batcheldor

Employee Spotlight

Eighteen years ago Kanisha Sizemore got a new kidney and pancreas. With her job in the Transplant Pharmacy she gives patients hope and perspective.

By Matt Batcheldor

“Being a transplant recipient is a blessing, but it is also life changing in several ways."

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Patient Spotlight

Mary Marlowe decided to donate one of her kidneys. Four people received transplants as a result.

By Matt Batcheldor

“It is amazing to see all the pieces come together from one person’s generosity.”

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In memoriam

VUMC remembers patients who died over past year with special virtual memorial service

By Matt Batcheldor

The program features speakers from different hospital departments, staff testimonials of patients at the end of their lives, a reading of loved ones’ names and a montage set to John Prine's "I Remember Everything"

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Employee Spotlight

Paula Ciero and Jo Ann Kounlavong named Medical Assistants of the Year

By Matt Batcheldor

They were chosen for demonstrating outstanding Credo behaviors, willingness to consistently exceed role expectations and dedication to patients, colleagues and the VUMC community.

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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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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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In memoriam

There is a bell on the transplant unit. It rings in celebration — and memory

By Matt Batcheldor

Coleen Leszczynski's family dedicated the bell, to be rung every time a transplant patient leaves the hospital

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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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