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Medical Center employees celebrated at festive event

Mar. 14, 2019—There were inspirational songs from the United Voices of Vanderbilt Choir, a rollicking rock band, a roll call of achievements and heartfelt stories shared by grateful patients and their families during Celebrate the Difference WE Make Every Day! 2019, an appreciation event to honor all Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees.

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Assembly highlights crucial role of culture of respect

Nov. 8, 2018—Setting the tone for the morning’s presentations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s fall Leadership Assembly began with a stirring rendition of the Aretha Franklin classic, “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” performed by the Medical Center’s United Voices of Vanderbilt choir.

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VUMC celebrates personalized care successes, charts course for FY19

Aug. 2, 2018—During the August Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, patients whose lives have been restored through personalized care shared their emotional stories, illustrating the Medical Center’s longtime commitment to use the latest advancements in genomic medicine as a powerful tool to tailor care to the individual.

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Seven interdisciplinary programs land TIPs awards for 2018

May. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s transformational Trans-Institutional Programs initiative heads into a fourth year with grants awarded to seven interdisciplinary projects that involve more than 60 faculty members.

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Spring Leadership Assembly focuses on VUMC’s greatest asset — its people

May. 3, 2018—Its people are Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greatest asset, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, reminded those in attendance at the May 2018 Leadership Assembly.

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Nine new endowed chair recipients honored

Mar. 5, 2018—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored during a celebration at the Student Life Center Feb. 28.

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State of Medical Center 2018: VUMC ahead of key healthcare trends

Feb. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is out in front on the key trends in healthcare, said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, when speaking last Wednesday at his annual State of the Medical Center Address, a presentation paired with the year’s first Leadership Assembly.

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NEJM Catalyst forum addresses mental, behavioral and social health determinants

Jan. 29, 2018—Healthcare is more than diagnosing and treating disease. To truly improve health outcomes for individuals and communities, the mental, behavioral and social determinants of health must be fully integrated with physical factors at all levels of the healthcare system.

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National report sounds alarm on clinician burnout

Jan. 25, 2018—A new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group calls clinician burnout a “hidden epidemic” and suggests that addressing it should be one of the highest priorities across the healthcare industry.

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State of Medical Center Address set for Feb. 14

Jan. 18, 2018—Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will deliver the 2018 State of the Medical Center Address, from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Langford Auditorium.

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Assembly highlights eStar launch, IT ecosystem

Dec. 19, 2017—With the liftoff of eStar accomplished, it’s time to set the course for optimizing the new information technology ecosystem for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), but not without first thanking all those who delivered seamless patient care during the transition, said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Nov. 16, 2017—Over the year, Congress has repeatedly attempted to “fix” healthcare by altering the funding streams between states and the federal government, as well as to commercial insurers. All of this might lead one to think that Congress is focused on the most important problems facing healthcare.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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.

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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.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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