Vanderbilt University Medical Center

News and information for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community

Toggle navigation
Employee Spotlight

Neurosurgery resident David Voce competes on new season of “Survivor”

By Nancy Humphrey

Stamina and focus are key to neurosurgery; how much will they help him on the island?

Read More

In memoriam

There is a bell on the transplant unit. It rings in celebration — and memory

By Matt Batcheldor

Coleen Leszczynski's family dedicated the bell, to be rung every time a transplant patient leaves the hospital

Read More

Health, yes

Children and backpacks: lighten up their heavy load

By Jessica Pasley

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers backpack safety tips

Read More

Employee Spotlight

More than 10,000 ice cream treats served during 2021 VUMC Chill Out

By Wayne Wood

I scream, you scream, etc.

Read More

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.

Read More

DAISY Award

Second quarter 2021 DAISY Awards honor extraordinary nurses

By Matt Batcheldor

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

Read More

Employee Spotlight

“Why on earth would I not do this?”

By Matt Batcheldor

Sarah Osman works in the Transplant Pharmacy. She heard that Nathan Horton, her boss from a previous job, needed a kidney. She immediately offered one of hers.

Read More

Employee Spotlight

The nurse was afraid her patient would die. She wrote her experience in a story that was shared by NPR.

By Wayne Wood

Sue Perron, a Vanderbilt intensive care nurse, told the story of the patient with COVID she called the Butterfly Man

Read More

Employee Spotlight

VUMC nurse Tamara Slagle was losing her sight. A cornea transplant allowed her to keep the job she loves.

By Nancy Humphrey

“My day-to-day living has gotten easier, and my job too.”

Read More

July-4th-fireworks Health, yes

Stay focused on safety this 4th of July

By Jessica Pasley

Fireworks can cause serious damage to hands and eyes. Here's what you can do to keep yourself, and your children, safe.

Read More