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VUMC in the Community

Video showcases notes of appreciation for VUMC COVID fighters

By Wayne Wood

Words of encouragement and thanks have poured in from all over the U.S. and from other countries.

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Employee Spotlight

David Hansen is a doctor, pianist and composer. His gift of music is lifting spirits, including in the COVID unit.

By Wayne Wood

He has made his songs of healing available to patients in Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

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Elevate Team Award

The Molecular Infectious Disease Lab team earns spotlight for work on COVID-19 diagnostic testing

By Bill Snyder

The first suspected case of COVID-19 was detected in Tennessee March 5. Within four days, the lab team identified a testing platform, obtained reagents and developed and validated the test. By the end of the first 10 days, more than 3,300 tests had been completed.

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Employee Spotlight

Vanderbilt ER nurse receives wedding surprise from “Say Yes to the Dress”

By Leigh MacMillan

Holly Beth Jones will receive a wedding gown from the show, which is honoring front-line health care workers

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Elevate Team Award

Telehealth team wins Elevate Team Award

By Jill Clendening

“In a time of crisis and uncertainty, the Telehealth team quickly adapted to the changing guidelines and mobilized the organization to establish a robust and effective way to reach and serve our patients in their homes.”

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Patient Spotlight

Kidney transplant patient returns home to joyous reverse parade

By Matt Batcheldor

Lee Foster's friends and neighbors smiled, waved, honked and enjoyed cake pops

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Health, yes

Does your mask irritate your face? Doctors offer ideas to keep your skin healthy.

By Wayne Wood

Protect your skin while you're protecting your friends

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Employee Spotlight

Greg Rhinehart’s 3-D printing hobby comes to the rescue to repair respirator masks

By Matt Batcheldor

He figured out how to make a four-cent part that repairs $1,500 personal protective equipment for COVID caregivers

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Employee Spotlight

COVID unit nurse speaks from the heart about the impact of the disease and the importance of masking

By Matt Batcheldor

At the mayor's press conference Cody Hamilton told of the toll COVID takes on those who have the disease, and those who care for them

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