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Joint Commission survey highlights VUMC’s strengths

Jul. 30, 2015—Thirteen surveyors from The Joint Commission (TJC), the independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week for an unannounced survey.

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Dill named VUMC entertainment industry liaison

Jul. 30, 2015—Stuart Dill, a 30-year veteran as an artist manager on Nashville’s Music Row, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s liaison with the entertainment industry, effective Aug. 4.

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New freestanding birthing center to make debut Aug. 1

Jul. 23, 2015—A freestanding birthing center, owned by Raleigh-based Baby+Company and staffed by certified nurse-midwives from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), opens on West End Avenue on Aug. 1.

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Vanderbilt researchers develop potential treatment to fight mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Jul. 8, 2015—In late 2013 the Caribbean had its first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Today there have been almost 1.2 million cases in 44 countries or territories, including 177 cases in 31 U.S. States.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Radiology chair Kaye

Jul. 7, 2015—Jeremy Kaye, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, died July 4 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 75.

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Physician Council seeks to enhance VUMC’s clinical excellence efforts

Jun. 11, 2015—Communication is a two-way street, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Physician Council for Clinical Service Excellence, formed in 2011, uses its monthly meetings to share ideas, come up with new ones, and take institutional information back to their practices.

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Former heart patient inspired to create Discovery Science Fund

Jun. 11, 2015—Two vastly different causes of heart failure, both of which can devastate a patient’s life, are being studied at Vanderbilt University Medical Center thanks, in part, to the generosity of a grateful patient whose own damaged heart was repaired at Vanderbilt more than five years ago.

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Effort to enhance documentation, coding gains focus

May. 21, 2015—Documentation in the health care world is the fundamental communication method for clinicians in regard to their patients’ care.

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Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the announcement April 30 at a...

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Lane named vice president for Population Health Management

Apr. 30, 2015—Nancy Lane, Ph.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as senior vice president for Population Health Management.

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VUMC set to take part in community-wide disaster drill on May 2

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will take part in a full-scale community disaster drill along with numerous emergency response and community agencies on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Vanderbilt psychiatrist says demystifying weather can help ease anxiety during spring storms

Apr. 29, 2015—For many, springtime brings more than April showers and May flowers. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many tornado- and storm-fearing residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. According to the National Weather Service, 469 individual tornadoes have been catalogued in Middle Tennessee since 1830. In the past decade, during which time...

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