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Patient Spotlight

The little boy was in the swimming pool, not breathing. Thanks to CPR, first responders and LifeFlight, he is fine.

By Jessica Pasley

It should have been a joyous day. It almost turned tragic.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

VUMC’s Alex Jahangir became Nashville’s coronavirus czar, all while never missing a beat in his day job.

By Matt Batcheldor

“He has served VUMC and our community as the coronavirus czar selflessly and voluntarily while not decreasing by one clinic visit or call night his load or work productivity.”

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Advice to prevent ATV accidents Health, yes

A teenage girl was riding on an ATV without a helmet when it flipped five times. She is lucky to be alive, and her mother has a warning for parents.

By Jessica Pasley

Safety experts liken helmet use to seat belt-wearing practice

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Credo Award Winner

Michelle Kennedy follows the same mantra whether at work or in her personal life: be a good role model and walk the walk.

By Jessica Pasley

“I won’t ask someone to do something I wouldn’t do myself. I try to give 110% every day. Whatever I can do to help people, I will.”

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Water safety for kids Health, yes

Getting back in the pool this summer? Children’s Hospital has some tips on how to take to the water safely.

By Jessica Pasley

Number one lesson: drowning doesn't look like you think it does

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Credo Award Winner

Chris Terry gets satisfaction from solving patients’ barriers to care long before they become real problems

By Jill Clendening

“Chris’s dedication not only kept the patient from having a potentially bad outcome, but also demonstrates the type of customer service our patients should expect from VUMC.”

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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

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Patient Spotlight

Marcus Trammell almost died on his way to pick up some pandemic takeout. A year later, his amazing rehab journey continues.

By Matt Batcheldor

The long way back from the turn lane in front of Dino's Bar and Grill

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VUMC in the Community

Brad Paisley stars in new VUMC public service announcement urging people to “take the shot”

By Wayne Wood

A simple message that can save lives and help life get back to normal

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VUMC in the Community

“Standing Ovation” mural unveiled in honor of National Nurses Week

By Emily Stembridge

The mural inside Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital depicts several Nashville music legends giving a standing ovation to a health care worker in honor of National Nurses Week.

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