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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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Credo Award Winner

In his first six months at Vanderbilt’s Dayani Center, Eric Jarvis maneuvered a car crash, a tornado and a pandemic.

By Doug Campbell

Through it all, his leadership has been a steadying influence for his 60-member team

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Health, yes

It’s a terrible idea to flush “flushable” wipes

By Wayne Wood

Throw them in the trash. Your plumbing will thank you. So will the Medical Center's.

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VUMC in the Community

A story of Christmas past: Carols being sung by a choir, an elderly woman stricken in church, and a Vanderbilt nurse saving a life

By Emily Stembridge

The Sunday before Christmas, Patricia Wright was in church to hear her mother sing in the choir. Then she heard a call for help.

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Patient Spotlight

VUMC New Year’s babies bring bright start to 2021

By Linda Zettler

Welcome, Graham; welcome, Nike; welcome, Oakley Rose!

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VUMC in the Community

The young woman was on the parking lot pavement without a pulse. A Vanderbilt nurse saved her life.

By Wayne Wood

Keith Caldwell, a nurse at the Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens, called on years of experience to perform CPR until an ambulance arrived

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC front-line workers receive special delivery

By Kristin Smart

Cards from local schoolchildren bring special greetings, including "You deserve 100 million candy canes."

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Employee Spotlight

Images of hope: A look at the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines at VUMC

By Wayne Wood

Photographs by Donn Jones, Erin O. Smith and Susan Urmy

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VUMC in the Community

Students were not able to sing carols in person this year at the hospital. So they brought holiday music via video.

By Wayne Wood

“It’s a tradition for us as well as for the Medical Center. We wanted to bring that same holiday cheer this year.”

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Health, yes

As temperatures go down, the chance for injury from heaters goes up

By Jessica Pasley

The challenge of keeping warm might lead to the use of unsafe heating sources

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