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Author: Josh Brown

Making a difference drives Radiology’s Spottswood

Jan. 21, 2016—It was while inside a loud and odoriferous chromium metal plating shop that Stephanie Spottswood first considered a career in medicine.

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Employer Roundtable explores prescription drug spending

Nov. 12, 2015—Some employers have called prescription drug benefits the “black hole” of company-backed health plans, with costs escalating despite years of efforts to bring them in check.

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ICU Recovery Center helps ease burden of critical illness

Oct. 29, 2015—Quinton Smith doesn’t remember much of what happened one Sunday evening last March. He was disoriented, unable to stand and could not even recognize his girlfriend’s face after she returned home from work.

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VUMC completes transition to new ICD-10 system

Oct. 1, 2015—After months transitioning clinics across Vanderbilt University Medical Center and training clinicians and staff, the move to the new medical coding and reporting system is complete.

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Many hands help make wedding dream come true

Oct. 1, 2015—Their wedding date was just weeks away when Caleb Hanby and his fiancée Bethany Davidson rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center last Thursday.

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New digital tools set to enhance patient experience at VUMC

Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is introducing a host of customer-focused digital tools to increase access and help patients better manage their health.

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Diabetes trial targets body’s ability to produce insulin

Sep. 10, 2015—Kiersten Eaddy had long looked forward to her high school graduation day and joining her classmates to celebrate the accomplishment.

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McNeilly, Stein show that support can last a lifetime

Aug. 27, 2015—John Stein and Bob McNeilly Jr. were students at Vanderbilt University decades apart. One studied biology, the other education. One was a Nashville native, the other from Florida.

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Symposium sheds light on potential of telemedicine

Aug. 27, 2015—For patients suffering from a stroke, the key to a positive outcome often hinges on how quickly they can receive a brain-saving medical intervention.

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Patient engagement efforts crucial to future success 

Aug. 27, 2015—Through increased support for population health initiatives, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is positioning for a health care economy that rewards long-term relationships with patients through better engagement and emphasizes improving health management for large groups.

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Total replacement of TMJ gives patient reason to smile

Jul. 23, 2015—Curtis Lee Estep sat in a clinic room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) earlier this year, smiled and opened his mouth widely, as if taking a big yawn.

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VUMC switches to new vendor for patient surveys

Jul. 23, 2015—Part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) continual effort to improve patient satisfaction is gathering feedback from individuals who recently received care.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

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.

Hope

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.

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