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Employee Spotlight

“Why on earth would I not do this?”

By Matt Batcheldor

Sarah Osman works in the Transplant Pharmacy. She heard that Nathan Horton, her boss from a previous job, needed a kidney. She immediately offered one of hers.

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The nurse was afraid her patient would die. She wrote her experience in a story that was shared by NPR.

By Wayne Wood

Sue Perron, a Vanderbilt intensive care nurse, told the story of the patient with COVID she called the Butterfly Man

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VUMC nurse Tamara Slagle was losing her sight. A cornea transplant allowed her to keep the job she loves.

By Nancy Humphrey

“My day-to-day living has gotten easier, and my job too.”

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The whitewater trip was a disaster. It motivated Renée Garside to become an expert kayaker.

By Jill Clendening

There’s no doubt she loves it, especially when she says things like: “I just love it, love it, love it.”

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Midwives saving lives

By Emily Stembridge

The mother of the groom was choking at a wedding reception. A person needed CPR on a plane. Two Vanderbilt midwives stepped up.

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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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Songs written by Palliative Care Unit caregivers reflect uncertain times and offer a reminder: “Take Good Care”

By Matt Batcheldor

Five songs providing a snapshot of how the pandemic year felt on the patient care front lines

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A young doctor wrote of a life-or-death moment caring for a patient. The New England Journal of Medicine published it as a graphic novel.

By Emily Stembridge

A terrifying tale from her first weekend on call.

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Goats galore are the ultimate stress reliever for lab manager Kris Ellis

By Jill Clendening

She loves her job at VUMC, but it can be stressful. She gets home from work, heads to the barn, and the stress melts away.

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