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Author: Christina Echegaray

Credo Award Winner

No detail is too small and no task too big for research administrative officer Mustafa Nateqi

By Christina Echegaray

Nateqi's can-do attitude and dedication earn him a Credo Award.

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Employee Spotlight

A child’s beloved stuffed toy was missing. Two Children’s Hospital nurses mounted a midnight expedition to the basement to find Stuart the pink tiger.

By Christina Echegaray

Searching dozens of laundry bags in quest of a patient's pink-and-white companion

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VUMC in the Community

The inside story behind the Hillsboro Village “Hope” mural: a brother’s love and a message for Children’s Hospital

By Christina Echegaray

Lance Gregory wanted the message to be visible from the windows of Children's Hospital — in memory of his brother Cory

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Employee Spotlight

The doctor’s closet was a mess. Her friends conspired to have a Netflix show organize it for her.

By Christina Echegaray

Whitney Browning, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital, is featured on the Netflix show "Getting Organized with the Home Edit" thanks to her sneaky friends

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Employee Spotlight

Painted stones offer messages of hope along VUMC pathways

By Christina Echegaray

“Just Breathe.” “You are Loved.” “Shine.” “Hope.” “Joy.”

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Employee Spotlight

“Kudos Wall” in Children’s Hospital offers messages of hope and encouragement

By Christina Echegaray

"We are so much more than co-workers, WE are FAMILY."

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VUMC in the Community

Musicians can’t play for the children in person right now, so Seacrest Studio goes virtual

By Christina Echegaray

Singer-songwriter Payton Smith performs for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from…

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VUMC in the Community

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital sends a gift of support to Vanderbilt Children’s ER after tornado disaster. “We’re all in this together.”

By Christina Echegaray

Oklahomans know about tornadoes, and the gift of food and drinks brought tears to the eyes of their colleagues at Vanderbilt

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Elevate Team Award

VUMC’s 90 valet attendants park a half million cars annually — all with a smile

By Christina Echegaray

"They know the job is more than parking cars."

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