Sue Perron, a Vanderbilt intensive care nurse, told the story of the patient with COVID she called the Butterfly Man
“He has served VUMC and our community as the coronavirus czar selflessly and voluntarily while not decreasing by one clinic visit or call night his load or work productivity.”
The long way back from the turn lane in front of Dino's Bar and Grill
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
“We always say that infection prevention is everyone’s business, and the pandemic reflects that."
Frank Nix of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit finds a way to connect with patient families with his custom face covers
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."
Cards from local schoolchildren bring special greetings, including "You deserve 100 million candy canes."
Photographs by Donn Jones, Erin O. Smith and Susan Urmy