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Author: Jill Clendening

Pharmacy team seeks to reduce medication errors during care transition

Mar. 21, 2019—Medication errors are a safety concern during transitions in care, such as when a patient is released from a hospital to return home. Because of this, a Population Health Pharmacy team is piloting a program to improve continuity of care.

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Project seeks to ease confusion about advance directives

Mar. 21, 2019—While Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jon Alverio was on rotation with the Vanderbilt Health Palliative Care team, he witnessed the confusion patients often have as they try to complete an advance directive for health care, and he decided to do something about it.

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Communicating effectively focus of education initiative

Mar. 21, 2019—Communicating effectively is an important aspect of the Credo that guides the professional conduct of Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees, while the Patient and Family Promise guides our commitment to patients.

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Patients’ stories of recovery bring joy to care teams

Mar. 21, 2019—Former Vanderbilt Health patient Chris Peters remembers the day he found the motivation he needed to fight for recovery after nearly dying from complications from the flu.

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Medical Center employees celebrated at festive event

Mar. 14, 2019—There were inspirational songs from the United Voices of Vanderbilt Choir, a rollicking rock band, a roll call of achievements and heartfelt stories shared by grateful patients and their families during Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! 2019, an appreciation event to honor all Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees.

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VUMC employees poised to Celebrate March 7 and 8

Feb. 28, 2019—A chance to win seats at a Predators hockey game, updates on recent successes, a free meal, live music, patient stories and a Vanderbilt Health logo T-shirt for all attendees are just part of what’s in store at the employee appreciation event — Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! — being held next week on March 7 and 8.

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Strong female role models, rare hobby helped shape Beyer

Feb. 21, 2019—When Bruce Beyer, MD, was a teenager, his grandmother stitched a needlepoint scene of a deer by a woodland stream that she gave him with explicit instructions to “hang it in his doctor’s office.”

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Team recognized for improving how lab samples are labeled

Feb. 14, 2019—Following a massive initiative that changed how every lab sample is labeled and how those samples are matched to patients, critical results that guide patient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are returning to health care teams in about half the time it once took.

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Team seeks to reduce access barriers for patients and clinicians

Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has stellar health care providers, but if patients can’t get appointments to see those providers in a timely manner, that doesn’t mean much. Fortunately, a Patient Access Services (PAS) team has been working behind the scenes throughout 2018 to knock down barriers to accessing care.

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New core to support investigations into metabolic disorders

Jan. 24, 2019—For several years Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have been studying adipose tissue to help unlock the mysteries behind metabolic disorders related to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health conditions, and now they have a new resource to support their investigations.

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Hillsboro Medical Group opens at Village at Vanderbilt

Jan. 24, 2019—A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held last week for the new Hillsboro Medical Group location at the Village at Vanderbilt.

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Study points to alternate therapy for rare form of diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers say an unexpected finding during the cellular analysis of human pancreatic tissue has revealed new information about a rare type of diabetes and underscores the importance of genetic testing for some individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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