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Author: Wayne Wood

Credo Award Winner

No matter the situation, Jessica Stroh always finds the right way to show people she cares

By Wayne Wood

"Jessica is an exceptional nurse and one of those people who brings humor and light at just the right moment. This could be to a patient with a difficult diagnosis, a new staff member who is overwhelmed, or a colleague having a tough day."

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Tales of VUMC Past

There is a reminder, hiding in plain sight in the architecture of Medical Center North, of how VUMC dealt with a deadly infectious disease almost 100 years ago

By Wayne Wood

An open-air porch for tuberculosis patients was built into the old Vanderbilt Hospital — and it's still visible if you know where to look

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Photo Feature

Chill Out gives out 10,000 ice cream treats, 10,000 smiles

By Wayne Wood

A tough decision: cookies and cream cone, orange sherbet pop up, chocolate crunch bar, strawberry crunch bar, or an ice cream sandwich

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Health, yes

Enjoy burgers? Better use tick repellent.

By Wayne Wood

The lone star tick continues to be common across a wide swath of this region, and a bite can give you an allergy to red meat.

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Employee Spotlight

“Dr. Boehm, I believe you are my biological father.” A new son, a new daughter, and the letter that brought more love into a family.

By Wayne Wood

Frank Boehm was settling into retirement when things changed: “I once had three children and nine grandchildren. Now, I have five children and 11 grandchildren."

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Tales of VUMC Past

An afternoon with the woman who grew up at One Hundred Oaks

By Wayne Wood

It was a retailing wonderland that VUMC transformed into a health care destination. But before all that, it was Carolyn Suschnick's home.

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Employee Spotlight

Pies in the face mark the end of the first round of blood donation challenge. Your donation may determine who gets the next pie.

By Wayne Wood

Shon Dwyer smooshed a pie into the face of Tom Nantais. Mary Pawlikowski smooshed a pie into the face of Meg Rush. Who's next?

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Photo Feature

In delicate three-day operation, two-ton bronze sculpture removed from VUH lobby, packed for shipping to Chicago

By Wayne Wood

Cylinder in a Prism by Italian-born artist Virginio Ferrari was handled with care by expert crew

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Curious VUMC

What options does VUMC offer to save money on my commute?

By Wayne Wood

Gas prices are high. Here are ways to get to and from campus while spending less cash.

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