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Patient Spotlight

Afternoon with a big leaguer

By Wayne Wood

In 1985, former Negro leagues pitcher Frank McAllister was a patient at Vanderbilt Hospital and spent some time talking baseball with VUMC fans. Now the official records acknowledge what has been true all along: he was a big leaguer.

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Employee Spotlight

VUMC employee attends honor walk for her brother, becomes passionate organ donation advocate

By Matt Batcheldor

Her brother Taylor's death was heartbreaking, but Anna Lorenz is determined to inspire others with his example

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Patient Spotlight

Randy Hatch has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching at-risk young people. After his lifesaving liver transplant, they lined the halls to welcome him back.

By Matt Batcheldor

His beloved Carroll Academy Jaguars and Lady Jaguars honor him with a message on their shirts: "Donate Life."

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Employee Spotlight

He’s a dentist. He plays hockey. He is VERY careful about his teeth.

By Nancy Humphrey

Tyler Ames, DMD, has seen the worst of what a hockey puck or stick can do to the mouth. He loves hitting the ice anyway with his team the Gravediggers.

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VUMC in the Community

A Children’s Hospital doctor and two female football trailblazers went to the NFL Flag Championships with a message of empowerment for girls

By Jessica Pasley

“Being on a team is a way to build leadership skills. We all highlighted the importance of teaching the girls about their value."

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Health, yes

Keon Johnson is one of the top basketball prospects in the country. Four years ago he almost lost a hand in a fireworks accident.

By Jessica Pasley

Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors — and Keon's mother — urge caution this July 4th

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Employee Spotlight

During NFL Draft weekend, a mass shooting occurred in Nashville. Vanderbilt responded beautifully to care for patients.

By John Howser

At 2 a.m. Sunday, six gunshot patients poured into the Vanderbilt ER. It was the fourth mass shooting seen there in the past 15 months.

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Employee Spotlight

Cancer researcher Kimberly Dahlman is too busy to run in the Boston Marathon, but she’s doing it anyway — for her daughter

By Leigh MacMillan

“Even though I felt like I was already over-committed, I knew that I needed to do this"

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Employee Spotlight

Passion for horses leads Vanderbilt surgeon to national championship in dressage event

By Kelsey Herbers

Bethany Gallagher and her horse Fabiola have been a dream team since Fabiola was four years old

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