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Author: Wayne Wood

Tales of VUMC Past

Harold Jordan, VUMC’s first Black resident, arrived on campus 56 years ago. He looks back on a very different time at the Medical Center.

By Wayne Wood

The pioneering physician recalls the summer of 1964, the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced

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VUMC in the Community

Clothes Closet in need of donations of new items

By Wayne Wood

Due to COVID-19, used items are no longer accepted, but the need to help patients continues

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Employee Spotlight

Scenes from the pandemic, collection three: glimpses into life during COVID-19 at Vanderbilt

By Wayne Wood

As Vanderbilt continues to care for COVID-19 patients, other care, including clinic visits and elective surgeries, begin again.

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Employee Spotlight

Portraits of COVID nurses, by COVID nurses

By Wayne Wood

"I am so lucky to work every day with such an amazing group of people."

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VUMC in the Community

They were married during the pandemic. They directed their wedding gifts to feed health care workers.

By Wayne Wood

Heather and Lewis Burwell's wedding didn't turn out like they planned. But they found a way to share their celebration with the community.

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Employee Spotlight

Years ago Neil Stinson trained to care for Ebola patients. Now he is on the front lines of COVID.

By Wayne Wood

“A bunch of us came from different ICU environments. We became a tight team, a great team, that came together very quickly.”

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Employee Spotlight

Scenes from the pandemic, collection two: more glimpses into life during COVID-19 at Vanderbilt

By Wayne Wood

Caring for patients, caring for each other and feeling the support of our community

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC uses computerized mannequins to teach proper technique for caring for COVID patients

By Wayne Wood

Teaching and learning a vital skill while staying safe

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Employee Spotlight

Scenes from VUMC show changes and dedication in COVID-19 planning and reaction

By Wayne Wood

The Medical Center mobilized to prepare to care for COVID-19 patients while continuing to care for each other as colleagues.

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