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Author: Emily Stembridge

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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VUMC in the Community

“Standing Ovation” mural unveiled in honor of National Nurses Week

By Emily Stembridge

The mural inside Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital depicts several Nashville music legends giving a standing ovation to a health care worker in honor of National Nurses Week.

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Employee Spotlight

A young doctor wrote of a life-or-death moment caring for a patient. The New England Journal of Medicine published it as a graphic novel.

By Emily Stembridge

A terrifying tale from her first weekend on call.

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Credo Award Winner

Grace Cronin, known as “Miss Grace,” by patients and families, just earned a Credo Award for her ability to ease concerns and willingness to help out wherever possible.

By Emily Stembridge

“She is a positive influence to all who meet her, and it is a privilege to know such a wonderful physical therapist.”

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Employee Spotlight

The Christmas bombing cut a patient off from her vital medications. Specialty pharmacy technician Nikki Auen was there to help.

By Emily Stembridge

“We will always advocate for our patients in any way we can. It’s just what we do.”

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VUMC in the Community

A story of Christmas past: Carols being sung by a choir, an elderly woman stricken in church, and a Vanderbilt nurse saving a life

By Emily Stembridge

The Sunday before Christmas, Patricia Wright was in church to hear her mother sing in the choir. Then she heard a call for help.

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