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Five Pillar Leader Award

Lori Rolando sets an example of working hard but protecting work-life balance

By Jill Clendening

For her work, the Occupational Health Clinic Director was recognized with a Five Pillar Leader Award.

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Photo Feature

Chill Out gives out 10,000 ice cream treats, 10,000 smiles

By Wayne Wood

A tough decision: cookies and cream cone, orange sherbet pop up, chocolate crunch bar, strawberry crunch bar, or an ice cream sandwich

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FAQs

VUMC Photography Group

By VUMC News and Communications

Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Photography Group — what you need to know

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Health, yes

Enjoy burgers? Better use tick repellent.

By Wayne Wood

The lone star tick continues to be common across a wide swath of this region, and a bite can give you an allergy to red meat.

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Health, yes

After an explosion almost cost her son his hand, one mother has a warning about the danger of fireworks: “They are explosives. They are dangerous.”

By Jessica Pasley

"No one ever expects something to happen to your own child."

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Health, yes

Occupational Health offers tips to kick off summer on a healthy note

By VUMC News and Communications

We are officially into summer, which means vacations are ramping up. As you write your checklist, pack your suitcase, and book your trip, here are few important reminders.

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Credo Award Winner

Jennifer Emery is used to celebrating patients’ successes in physical therapy. This time, she’s the one being celebrated as a Credo Award winner.

By Leigh MacMillan

“It’s such an honor. You work hard every single day and live by the Credo behaviors — to be recognized for that feels really good.”

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Credo Award Winner

Kristen Kerkhove aims to ease the transition home for palliative care patients

By Nancy Humphrey

“My goal is to make sure our patients have everything they need when they leave the hospital so they can spend their time focusing on what’s important to them.”

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Patient and Family Choice Award

Thomas Akins recognized for his compassionate spirit in the Emergency Department

By Jill Clendening

Thomas Akins was named winner of the Patient and Family Choice Award.

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Health, yes

Don’t leave them even for a minute — keep children from dying in a hot car

By Jessica Pasley

Every year dozens of children die of heatstroke after being left, often accidentally, in a hot car

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