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Author: Jill Clendening

New data reveals highly variable staffing at nursing homes

Jul. 11, 2019—Researchers who analyzed payroll-based staffing data for U.S. nursing homes discovered large daily staffing fluctuations, low weekend staffing and daily staffing levels that often fall well below the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all of which can increase the risk of adverse events for residents.

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StrategyShare19 spotlights innovative patient-centered design ideas

Jun. 20, 2019—Innovative health care design centered on patients and their families was the focus of StrategyShare19, a half-day event attended by several hundred members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community, as well as patients.

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Diversity of conference attendees mirrors increasing support for palliative care

Jun. 13, 2019—More than 80 people attended a Palliative Care Conference in Nashville recently that was led by faculty members of the Palliative Care programs at VUMC and the Nashville VA Medical Center, and VUMC Center for Biomedical Ethics.

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Custom stents saving smiles for some oral cancer patients

Jun. 6, 2019—When Laura McClure-Barnes, MD, learned she needed radiation therapy following surgery for adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands, she knew that radiation could damage healthy tissue and bone near the tumor.

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Vanderbilt surgeons lead nation in study to restore sensation in breast tissue

May. 23, 2019—Study examines if cadaver nerve grafts can restore breast tissue sensation after mastectomy and reconstruction.

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Wyatt named president-elect of Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

May. 23, 2019—AORN taps VUMC's David Wyatt, PhD, RN, as president-elect.

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VUMC earns national patient experience award

May. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center earns Women’s Choice Award, recognized as 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

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StrategyShare19 wants to know the exciting work VUMC teams are doing

May. 20, 2019—StrategyShare19 is gathering examples of the exciting work being done across VUMC to advance the “Design for Patients and Families” Strategic Direction.

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Solórzano named chair of Department of Surgery

May. 2, 2019—Carmen Solórzano, MD, professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.

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Jacobs’ funding gift expands support for surgical residents

May. 2, 2019—Exactly 88 years from the day he was born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, J. Kenneth Jacobs, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, returned to the institution to present a financial gift to the Section of Surgical Sciences to support the future education and research efforts of surgical residents.

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Study expands insight on shrinking pancreas in type 1 diabetes

Apr. 25, 2019—Researchers with the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) have discovered a progressive decline in pancreas volume over a one-year period in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes.

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Patient-centered design to be focus of StrategyShare19

Apr. 18, 2019—StrategyShare19, an annual, interactive event at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to showcase innovations and initiatives to advance the Medical Center’s Strategic Directions, is focusing this year on Design for Patients and Families — one of the four Strategic Directions — and efforts to enhance patient, clinician and staff experiences.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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