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Patient Spotlight

Afternoon with a big leaguer

By Wayne Wood

In 1985, former Negro leagues pitcher Frank McAllister was a patient at Vanderbilt Hospital and spent some time talking baseball with VUMC fans. Now the official records acknowledge what has been true all along: he was a big leaguer.

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Five Pillar Leader Award

Heather Jackson aims to improve lives, no matter where she serves

By Jill Clendening

She was honored with the Five Pillar Leader Award at the latest virtual Leadership Assembly

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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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