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Employee Spotlight

VUMC employee attends honor walk for her brother, becomes passionate organ donation advocate

By Matt Batcheldor

Her brother Taylor’s death was heartbreaking, but Anna Lorenz is determined to inspire others with his example

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VUMC in the Community

Philadelphia Eagles pick VUMC resident to sing national anthem before game

By Wayne Wood

The lifelong Eagles fan closed "The Star-Spangled Banner” with a big smile and the exhortation “Go, Birds!”

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Patient Spotlight

Stroke survivor with aphasia is able to vote, thanks to his speech-language pathologist

By Kate Carney

Sady Sayago believes that voting is an important part of being a citizen; he worked with Jennifer Barry to make sure he could cast his ballot.

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Health, yes

Time change can be a bear. Here’s how to keep from feeling like hibernating.

By Wayne Wood

The end of daylight saving time doesn't have to mean disrupted sleep and feeling groggy, says a Vanderbilt sleep expert

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DAISY Award

Third quarter DAISY Awards honor four extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

DAISY Awards are given to great nurses all over the United States and in many other countries.

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Patient Spotlight

“Tough guy” actor gets tender care at VUMC

By Nancy Humphrey

He's been a villain on "Weeds" and "Queen of the South"; he says his health care team members are heroes

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Health, yes

Doctors urge scooter safety; reminder that VUMC Plaza is a no-ride zone

By Kristin Smart

“We’ve treated broken bones, lacerations, friction burns, concussions and even dental trauma."

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Employee Spotlight

Love in the time of COVID: two VUMC research nurses’ pandemic wedding

By Matt Batcheldor

Guests got a gift bag including toilet paper and a mask. “It was different but we still had fun."

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Employee Spotlight

The doctor’s closet was a mess. Her friends conspired to have a Netflix show organize it for her.

By Christina Echegaray

Whitney Browning, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital, is featured on the Netflix show "Getting Organized with the Home Edit" thanks to her sneaky friends

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VUMC in the Community

Video showcases notes of appreciation for VUMC COVID fighters

By Wayne Wood

Words of encouragement and thanks have poured in from all over the U.S. and from other countries.

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