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“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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Five Pillar Leader Award

Kim Isenberg stepped up to help guide Children’s Hospital through the worst days of the pandemic

By Nancy Humphrey

The Five Pillar Leader Award winner honored for her “outstanding and continuous leadership.”

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Credo Award Winner

Laresa Jackson’s coworkers are so sorry she won a Credo Award. (Not really)

By Jessica Pasley

Public recognition is not her thing. But she’s always reminding her staff of the difference they make.

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Patient Spotlight

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow — College sweethearts, a COVID unit wedding, and a love story that ended too soon

By Wayne Wood

The inside story of how VUMC's COVID unit staff pulled together to arrange a wedding, and a reminder that not every love story has a happy ending

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Elevate Team Award

Infection Prevention team likens pandemic to an ultramarathon

By Jill Clendening

“We always say that infection prevention is everyone’s business, and the pandemic reflects that."

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Credo Award Winner

Grace Cronin, known as “Miss Grace,” by patients and families, just earned a Credo Award for her ability to ease concerns and willingness to help out wherever possible.

By Emily Stembridge

“She is a positive influence to all who meet her, and it is a privilege to know such a wonderful physical therapist.”

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Credo Award Winner

Driven by passion and persistence, Kim Arnold goes above and beyond to help patients

By Matt Batcheldor

“Her service and love for our patients translates directly with her quality of work.”

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Weather Report

Winter storm brings snowy vistas to VUMC

By Wayne Wood

Photographs by Donn Jones

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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

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Health, yes

Children’s Hospital urges sledding safety

By Jessica Pasley

Whizzing along on snow and ice is fun, but be careful

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