Vanderbilt University Medical Center

News and information for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community

Toggle navigation

Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

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.

Read More

Employee Spotlight

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

Read More

Employee Spotlight

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

Read More

Employee Spotlight

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.

Read More

Employee Spotlight

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.

Read More

Employee Spotlight

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.”

Read More

Employee Spotlight

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

Read More

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."

Read More

Employee Spotlight

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

Read More