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Author: Wayne Wood

Weather Report

Winter storm brings snowy vistas to VUMC

By Wayne Wood

Photographs by Donn Jones

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Employee Spotlight

Patients’ stories motivate Lizzie Simonds, the only paramedic working in VUMC’s COVID unit

By Wayne Wood

She remembers one man who was scared and couldn't rest: “I spent 45 minutes…sitting next to him, holding his hand so he felt safe enough to try to sleep for a little bit."

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Health, yes

It’s a terrible idea to flush “flushable” wipes

By Wayne Wood

Throw them in the trash. Your plumbing will thank you. So will the Medical Center's.

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VUMC in the Community

The young woman was on the parking lot pavement without a pulse. A Vanderbilt nurse saved her life.

By Wayne Wood

Keith Caldwell, a nurse at the Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens, called on years of experience to perform CPR until an ambulance arrived

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Employee Spotlight

Images of hope: A look at the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines at VUMC

By Wayne Wood

Photographs by Donn Jones, Erin O. Smith and Susan Urmy

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VUMC in the Community

Students were not able to sing carols in person this year at the hospital. So they brought holiday music via video.

By Wayne Wood

“It’s a tradition for us as well as for the Medical Center. We wanted to bring that same holiday cheer this year.”

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Curious VUMC

Is it true that work on a COVID-19 vaccine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was funded by Dolly Parton?

By Wayne Wood

Funds from her gift have supported important advancements in VUMC’s war on COVID

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Employee Spotlight

On the front lines of COVID with a word and a prayer

By Wayne Wood

Sherry Perry knows what it's like to have COVID, and she brings her experience to patients and families as chaplain on VUMC's COVID unit

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Health, yes

Video: How to safely gather at the holidays — advice from Vanderbilt experts

By Wayne Wood

Are there safe ways to see our family and friends during this COVID holiday season? Some advice on how to celebrate with care.

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