From organizing ugly sweater parties to serving as a guide for new international students, Jennifer Craker does it all.
“I’ve worked in four institutions with a ton of people in a role like hers, and I’ve never encountered anyone even close to her caliber.”
As Frank Rummo died of COVID-19, his family gathered to tell him they loved him — through an iPad and the touch of his nurse, Maddie Hayes.
“If his family had been there, they would have wanted to hold and touch his hand and rub his head, so that’s what I did"
When can we get together with family and friends? Maybe soon, but not yet, says VUMC expert.
But for now – keep staying at home and helping to flatten the curve.
Days after her house was damaged by a tornado, VUMC nurse Shakeya Bean volunteered to work at a COVID assessment site
It's been an interesting few weeks
The NICU Interdisciplinary Mock Code Work Group knows every second counts in a code response to save critically ill patients’ lives.
The work group, which calls a mock code twice a month to give team members as much practice as possible, has managed to cut the response time to a code in half, from about 143 seconds to 77 seconds.
Leslie Reese helps patients living with HIV navigate life. From arranging appointments and transportation to educating patients on medicines, there’s ‘truly no problem she can’t solve.’
"No matter how difficult the task may be, Leslie finds a way to make someone’s life better."
He’s a dentist. He plays hockey. He is VERY careful about his teeth.
Tyler Ames, DMD, has seen the worst of what a hockey puck or stick can do to the mouth. He loves hitting the ice anyway with his team the Gravediggers.
Nicholas Blackmon creates casts to help children heal. He just received a Credo Award for his dedication, positivity and work ethic.
“Nick always says, ‘it will be OK,’ and ‘we got this.’"
A wreck on the highway with a bleeding man, a pregnant woman and a small child. VUMC’s Chris Hare stopped to help.
A routine afternoon commute changed in an instant