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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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VUMC scientist Edie Sannella celebrates 90th birthday, puts in full day in virology lab

By Jessica Pasley

“I don’t feel 90. And people say they don’t think that I am 90. So, I think I must be doing OK.”

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Who is that masked man?

By Jessica Pasley

Frank Nix of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit finds a way to connect with patient families with his custom face covers

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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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VUMC Valentines: They met at employee orientation, the proposal was in Langford Auditorium, the wedding is set for next year

By Jill Clendening

Camille Allison and Tyler Deresky didn't learn much about policy or parking permits, but orientation was the start of something beautiful

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The Christmas bombing cut a patient off from her vital medications. Specialty pharmacy technician Nikki Auen was there to help.

By Emily Stembridge

“We will always advocate for our patients in any way we can. It’s just what we do.”

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VUMC front-line workers receive special delivery

By Kristin Smart

Cards from local schoolchildren bring special greetings, including "You deserve 100 million candy canes."

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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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