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VUMC named to list of nation’s top 100 hospitals

Mar. 6, 2014—For the 14th time Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals.”

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Mission focus key to meeting health care challenges: Balser

Mar. 6, 2014—“There has never been a time when we need leaders more than today.” With these words, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, began his quarterly conversation with colleagues at Wednesday’s Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly in Langford Auditorium.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital celebrates 10 years of service

Feb. 28, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The 271-bed hospital, constructed to serve families from across the nation, opened in February 2004 and has seen millions of children and families pass through its doors. The facility’s anniversary marks a decade of rapid growth and numerous milestones. Since opening,...

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Day on the Hill builds Vanderbilt relationships across state

Feb. 27, 2014—Senior leaders and a football coach helped communicate the importance of the university and medical center across Tennessee during the 13th annual Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 25.

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Vanderbilt announces expansion plans for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Jan. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt University plans to build a four-floor inpatient expansion on top of the existing structure of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, hospital officials announced Dec. 31, 2013. Each floor of the expansion will add approximately 40,000 square feet to Children’s Hospital that will be used to fulfill current and future health care...

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VUMC positioned to meet challenges ahead: Balser

Dec. 18, 2013—“The downsizing effort is over.” With those words, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Wednesday that workforce reduction efforts announced in September at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are completed.

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Pinson lands alumni award from OHSU

Jul. 11, 2013—C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs, CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System and senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs, was recently recognized as the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Department of Surgery Alumnus of the Year.

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Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

Jun. 17, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research.

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West Tennessee Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce academic affiliation agreement

May. 21, 2013—Leaders of West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement which further establishes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions, now for the creation of new cancer programs in West Tennessee. The new agreement creates a framework for the future development of cooperative programs between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center...

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Roundtable explores employers’ health care expectations

May. 9, 2013—As the United States grapples with a combination of unsustainable growth in health care costs and comparatively lackluster overall population health, Vanderbilt and other leading employers in the region are seeking to improve the value of health care services for their health plan beneficiaries.

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Event highlights hope, heroism of organ donation

May. 2, 2013—The old adage about the third time being the charm proved to be true for one Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient. Chris Hatfield, 37, of Murfreesboro, had come pretty close to getting a liver transplant in 2010. Twice, as a matter of fact, but each time, the donor liver wasn’t suitable for transplantation. Diagnosed at...

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VUMC testing new payment system for Medicare patients

Mar. 14, 2013—Over the next three years, Medicare will test a new payment arrangement that rewards participating hospitals when Medicare patients require fewer inpatient and post-discharge services, but extracts financial penalties when patients require more of these services.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

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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