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Employee Spotlight

Kathleen Gallagher is a surgical resident and former combat medic. She traveled to Ukraine to help train emergency response teams.

By Nancy Humphrey

"With my background in combat medicine, it felt like there was something I could actually do to help.”

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In memoriam

VUMC remembers patients who died over past year with special virtual memorial service

By Matt Batcheldor

The program features speakers from different hospital departments, staff testimonials of patients at the end of their lives, a reading of loved ones’ names and a montage set to John Prine's "I Remember Everything"

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Employee Spotlight

A death or serious injury of a parent can mean a scared and bewildered child. Arielle Silverman helps children understand and cope.

By Wayne Wood

She has worked with children varying in age from under 2 years old to teenagers as old as 18.

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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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Patient Spotlight

Last New Year’s Day, Gregory Tidwell was in a coma. At the beginning of 2020, he is doing much better

By Kelsey Herbers

“It has made me ecstatically happy to watch him get better,” his mom said.

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VUMC in the Community

A wreck on the highway with a bleeding man, a pregnant woman and a small child. VUMC’s Chris Hare stopped to help.

By Nancy Humphrey

A routine afternoon commute changed in an instant

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Patient Spotlight

This high school math teacher almost died in a car wreck. He comes back three times a year to encourage other trauma patients.

By Kristin Smart

Goodie bags and words of hope from somebody who's been there.

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Employee Spotlight

Trauma Unit celebrates 20th anniversary; longtime employees share two decades of memories

By Wayne Wood

“It is the people and not the bricks and mortar that make this unit the special place that it is.”

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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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