Kristen Kerkhove aims to ease the transition home for palliative care patients
“My goal is to make sure our patients have everything they need when they leave the hospital so they can spend their time focusing on what’s important to them.”
Kathleen Gallagher is a surgical resident and former combat medic. She traveled to Ukraine to help train emergency response teams.
"With my background in combat medicine, it felt like there was something I could actually do to help.”
Sylvia Groth once commuted to work on cross country skis to keep an appointment with her patient. As a native Minnesotan, a little snow couldn’t stop her.
Her dedication earned her a Patient and Family Choice Award.
With a “give-it-your all attitude,” Heather Winters is devoted to helping children reach their full potential
As a pediatric occupational therapist, Winters is always thinking how she can better serve the children she encounters each day.
Health Policy’s Sheelah Blankenship’s family named “Ultimate Host Family” by cultural exchange agency
The program, overseen by the U.S. State Department, allows young adults from other countries to live with an American family as an au pair
Lisa Bond, master surgery scheduler, helps thousands of people achieve better hearing each year
Surgery scheduling is not as simple as looking at one calendar and picking a day. But Bond makes it her mission to ensure everyone is happy.
Neurosurgery resident David Voce competes on new season of “Survivor”
Stamina and focus are key to neurosurgery; how much will they help him on the island?
For Kyla Terhune, communication, compassion and hard work are keys to successful leadership
Her balanced approached to leadership and focus on support for trainees amid a pandemic earned a Five Pillar Leader Award.
VUMC nurse Tamara Slagle was losing her sight. A cornea transplant allowed her to keep the job she loves.
“My day-to-day living has gotten easier, and my job too.”