Author: Wayne Wood
Feb. 25, 2019—It’s a crisp February morning and Ken Browning, just a few days short of his retirement, let his gaze travel down the Medical Center plaza. From where he stood, just outside Medical Center North, a three-block long canyon of buildings stretches south and forms the heart of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Jan. 24, 2019—The fifth floor of the Oxford House has been remodeled into an innovative shared space for several groups in the Department of Medicine to use on an as-needed basis.
Dec. 6, 2018—The VUMC shuttle service Purple Route, which serves buildings along the West End Avenue corridor near campus, will convert to two routes beginning Dec. 31.
Dec. 6, 2018—Signs have been posted around the Medical Center plaza noting that the area, which is designed for pedestrians passing between VUMC buildings, is a no-vehicle zone.
Dec. 6, 2018—The new Round Wing location of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Elliot V. Newman Clinical Research Center (CRC) opened Dec. 4 with a ribbon-cutting and reception.
Nov. 13, 2018—by Wayne Wood Riders accustomed to following the progress of an Uber or Lyft ride can now have a similar experience with Vanderbilt shuttles. Passengers can now track the locations of all Vanderbilt shuttles using the Passio Go app, which is downloadable to most smartphones. “Passio Go is a full-featured, real time transit locator system...
Nov. 13, 2018—by Wayne Wood The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 3.5 percent, down from 12.1 percent in 2003. That means that the rate of smoking at VUMC is below the Tennessee rate of 22 percent and the U.S. rate of 16 percent. The...