A memoir of the COVID years: a Vanderbilt ICU nurse remembers patients who died, families who wept, and discovers the importance of hearing “thank you” and caring for herself
"I realized that my mechanism of avoiding and ignoring death in the workplace had taken its toll on me."
I was a volunteer shower-taker for Emergency Preparedness. I came away impressed — and very clean.
A drill tests how well the Medical Center would be able to respond during an actual disaster, and serves as response training for VUMC personnel.
My daughter was born in the middle of the pandemic. She is going to get very tired of hearing that story when she’s older.
I can already picture Natalie rolling her eyes when she's 16.
My daughter had surgery at Children’s Hospital during the COVID-19 changes. Here’s what was different — and what was, thankfully, the same.
Temperature checks and social distancing were very different. The care and concern had not changed at all.
We were 200 miles from London when the travel ban was announced. Getting home was an adventure.
At 1:30 a.m. my phone pinged. “Just wondering about your reaction to Trump announcement,” I read. What announcement?
I was nervous about using telehealth. It turned out to be one of the best health care appointments I’ve ever had.
Telehealth gets an A+ for keeping me connected
VUMC employees share memories with “99 Words of Summer”
In memories that range from rural Georgia to New England to Alaska and beyond, Medical Center employees recall summer days and summer nights.
Share your stories with VUMC Voice’s “99 words of summer”
Vacations, camp, baseball games, cutting the grass, watching soap operas, swimming, fireflies in the fading light...
Medical Center sweethearts share “99 Words of Love,” part 2
How can you tell the story of a lifetime in 99 words (or fewer)? Here's how some Vanderbilt University Medical Center lovers did it.