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Author: Emily Stembridge

Patient Spotlight

Marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade after knee surgery? Check. Carrying a 30-lb. drum set? That, too.

By Emily Stembridge

It was a long journey for Jill Griffin to that iconic New Year’s Day parade, and her surgeon Rick Wright made it possible

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Credo Award Winner

Annette Goad follows the ‘golden rule’ of patient care – care for patients the way she would want to be cared for.

By Emily Stembridge

“I have to set that bar high because that’s the way I want other providers to treat my family, friends and co-workers who I love dearly. It’s just the right thing to do.”

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Employee Spotlight

The Yazdani sisters are triplets by birth, proud VUMC nurses by choice

By Emily Stembridge

Sousan, Sohayla and Setareh Yazdani are 22-year-old triplets who all work as nurses at VUMC. They agree that they always wanted to pursue their careers at Vanderbilt.

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Patient Spotlight

Lydia Gross is 100. She just piloted a plane for the first time — and she heard every sound because of her cochlear implants.

By Emily Stembridge

Performing an elective procedure on an older patient initially raised concerns for her doctor, David Haynes — but the results have been a resounding success

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Employee Spotlight

From fantasy fiction to patient narratives, the power of storytelling drives Michelle Izmaylov

By Emily Stembridge

"If you just simply sit with someone and listen, you will learn incredible things”

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VUMC in the Community

Shoulders, elbows, line drives and curve balls

By Emily Stembridge

For Eric Bowman and Leon Scott, being team physicians for the Nashville Sounds is a perfect complement to taking care of their other patients

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Employee Spotlight

On a whim, Kaylon Bruner-Tran checked her family’s DNA. It led to family she didn’t know she had and a mother-son reunion after 50 years.

By Emily Stembridge

"Cultures can be very different, nothing is more powerful than family.”

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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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