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Southwest Airlines provides Vanderbilt patients with free flights

Mar. 10, 2014—by Jerry Jones Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations selected for the Southwest Airlines 2014 Medical Transportation Grant Program. It is the fourth year Vanderbilt has received a Southwest transportation grant. The grant is administered by Vanderbilt LifeFlight and will help approximately 60 Vanderbilt patients reduce the burden...

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LifeFlight helps establish first EMS system in Guyana

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is helping the country of Guyana implement its first emergency medical services (EMS) system.

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Tim McGraw video filmed at VUMC wins multiple CMA Awards

Nov. 6, 2013—The video for “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw, which was partially filmed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and included the participation of several Vanderbilt staff, has received the CMA Awards for both Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” which...

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Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight

Oct. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital.

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Trauma Center celebrates 25 years

Aug. 29, 2013—A 19-year-old student was leaving her church’s revival on a rainy night in a small Kentucky town, when her life was forever changed by a horrific car accident.

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LifeFlight receives multiple ‘Star of Life’ awards

Jun. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt LifeFlight, along with several other emergency agencies, received two Star of Life awards for their life-saving efforts at the annual Star of Life banquet, presented by Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children. Receiving recognition for saving  the life of a pediatric patient was Macon County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department and Vanderbilt LifeFlight. The LifeFlight...

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Vanderbilt offers safety tips for CMA Music Festival

Jun. 6, 2013—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to the CMA Music Festival this week, Vanderbilt LifeFlight officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury.

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Preventable injuries filled Vanderbilt University Hospital last Memorial Day; Doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday

May. 24, 2013—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge safety with upcoming Memorial Day celebrations after a record-breaking number of trauma patients filled Vanderbilt University Hospital on this same weekend last year. In 2012 Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit saw more than triple the volume of patients than are treated during a typical weekend, and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air ambulance,...

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Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving

May. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through the newly released video for “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor

Nov. 1, 2012—Even though I’ve spent the majority of my career at Vanderbilt, I still look up when I hear the sound of LifeFlight approaching. And I still notice when injured patients are chronicled in newscasts nearly every night with the steady refrain “taken to Vanderbilt.”

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Cave diver’s stroke leads to race against time to remove clots

Oct. 18, 2012—They had just done a belly crawl in the Southport Saltpeter Cave in Maury County, Tenn., wriggling through a 90-foot-long shaft that was just a foot tall in some places, when Darrell Smith began acting strange. He took his helmet off, which the experienced spelunker would never do underground, and kept shining his headlamp in...

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LifeFlight rolls out mobile emergency command center

Oct. 2, 2012—by Jerry Jones Middle Tennessee emergency crews have a new tool available for them to help manage large scale events and disasters. A mobile emergency command and communications bus is now available from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, free of charge, to any hospital or emergency agency to help with interagency coordination and communications. Vanderbilt LifeFlight secured the...

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

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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