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Author: Jill Clendening

No such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients

Nov. 13, 2019—Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research.

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Griffith honored for her contributions to telehealth initiatives

Nov. 7, 2019—Michelle Griffith, MD, recently received an award for her work building networks for and advocacy of telehealth.

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Value-Based Care University hosts first educational event

Oct. 24, 2019—On Oct. 30, Value-Based Care University is hosting its first educational event for frontline clinicians, and the free event can be attended either in person or through a live webinar.

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Awards honor employees’ patient experience efforts

Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has recognized 183 clinicians and 27 clinical areas with Excellence in Patient Experience awards in recognition of exceptional performance and commitment to service excellence.

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OpenNotes gives patients full access to clinician notes

Oct. 16, 2019—Patients who receive treatment at three VUMC clinics were recently given full access to their clinicians’ notes in their electronic medical records as part of an OpenNotes pilot.

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Vanderbilt health policy expert explains TennCare block grant proposal

Oct. 9, 2019—Tennessee has made an “opening bid” in its negotiations with the federal government about a block grant that could significantly change how TennCare functions for more than 1 million children and low-income individuals, and making sense of the complex proposal can be tricky.

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Lindsell appointed to HEAlth Data Science Center co-directorship

Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.

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Study shows benefit of palliative care for liver disease patients

Sep. 12, 2019—A Vanderbilt study sheds new light on the impact of palliative care.

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New clinic helps high-risk patients get ready for surgery

Sep. 12, 2019—At VUMC's High-Risk Surgical Encounter (Hi-RiSE) Clinic, patients at higher risk of developing complications are comprehensively evaluated and interventions are efficiently coordinated and completed in the weeks leading up to surgery.

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Bailey to direct general surgery residency program

Sep. 5, 2019—Christina Bailey, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has been named the new program director of the general surgery residency training program in the Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Sciences.

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New service education highlights clinicians’ influence as role models

Aug. 14, 2019—Beginning this month, Vanderbilt Health clinicians will take part in service education that hinges on the vital function they serve every day as leaders and role models of positive behavior for their colleagues and trainees.

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Thompson named to direct Vanderbilt Burn Center

Aug. 7, 2019—Callie Thompson, MD, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the largest burn centers in the United States.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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