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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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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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Employee Spotlight

Patients’ stories motivate Lizzie Simonds, the only paramedic working in VUMC’s COVID unit

By Wayne Wood

She remembers one man who was scared and couldn't rest: “I spent 45 minutes…sitting next to him, holding his hand so he felt safe enough to try to sleep for a little bit."

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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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Curious VUMC

Is it true that work on a COVID-19 vaccine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was funded by Dolly Parton?

By Wayne Wood

Funds from her gift have supported important advancements in VUMC’s war on COVID

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Employee Spotlight

On the front lines of COVID with a word and a prayer

By Wayne Wood

Sherry Perry knows what it's like to have COVID, and she brings her experience to patients and families as chaplain on VUMC's COVID unit

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