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VUMC in the Community

A story of Christmas past: Carols being sung by a choir, an elderly woman stricken in church, and a Vanderbilt nurse saving a life

By Emily Stembridge

The Sunday before Christmas, Patricia Wright was in church to hear her mother sing in the choir. Then she heard a call for help.

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VUMC in the Community

The young woman was on the parking lot pavement without a pulse. A Vanderbilt nurse saved her life.

By Wayne Wood

Keith Caldwell, a nurse at the Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens, called on years of experience to perform CPR until an ambulance arrived

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Patient Spotlight

It was a normal workday at Kroger. Then Charles Fisher almost died.

By Matt Batcheldor

After his collapse, a team formed to save his life: coworkers and bystanders who knew CPR; first responders who used a defibrillator; and doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt

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Patient Spotlight

A year ago Sophie almost drowned in a pond. She came back to Children’s Hospital to thank those who saved her life.

By Tavia Smith

When Sophie’s mother asked her what she wanted to say to everybody, she happily chirped, “Thank you for saving my life.”

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