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Author: Wayne Wood





Browning leaves behind legacy of buildings and better lives for the people who use them

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.

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Department of Medicine debuts new shared space in Oxford House

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.

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Shuttle Purple Route to be reconfigured into separate routes for greater efficiency

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.

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Signs offer reminder that Medical Center plaza is no-vehicle zone

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.

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Clinical Research Center moves to new Round Wing location

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.

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New app offers GPS tracking of Vanderbilt shuttles

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...

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Smoking rate at VUMC falls to 3.5 percent

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...

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VUMC among Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America

Oct. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by the health analytics firm Healthiest Employers and the data firm Springbuk.

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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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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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