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Employee Spotlight

The nurse was afraid her patient would die. She wrote her experience in a story that was shared by NPR.

By Wayne Wood

Sue Perron, a Vanderbilt intensive care nurse, told the story of the patient with COVID she called the Butterfly Man

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Credo Award Winner

Opening a new patient care unit requires months of planning. Devin Bunch helped open the COVID-19 ICU in just a matter of days.

By Nancy Humphrey

“Whatever it is, we roll up our sleeves and do what’s best for our patients.”

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Patient Spotlight

Marcus Trammell almost died on his way to pick up some pandemic takeout. A year later, his amazing rehab journey continues.

By Matt Batcheldor

The long way back from the turn lane in front of Dino's Bar and Grill

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VUMC in the Community

Brad Paisley stars in new VUMC public service announcement urging people to “take the shot”

By Wayne Wood

A simple message that can save lives and help life get back to normal

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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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