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Patient Spotlight

The little boy was in the swimming pool, not breathing. Thanks to CPR, first responders and LifeFlight, he is fine.

By Jessica Pasley

It should have been a joyous day. It almost turned tragic.

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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

Longtime Children’s Hospital chaplain Raye Nell Dyer returns to serve at LifeFlight

By Jerry Jones

She joins a small cadre of other flight chaplains in the U.S.

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VUMC in the Community

An approaching hurricane. A critically ill baby. A Vanderbilt team flies in to help.

By Jessica Pasley

"The mother was so grateful that we were able to get her baby to a safe place.”

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Employee Spotlight

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

By Matt Batcheldor

Jade Forlidas started at Vanderbilt as a nursing student in 1969; after a storied career, she has retired — but her daughter carries on as a LifeFlight nurse

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